The Resurrection of our Lord – Charles Spurgeon

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J. S. Bach / O Sacred Head, Now Wounded – Christian Hymn with Lyrics ( Classical Music / Choir )

J. S. Bach / O Sacred Head, Now Wounded – Christian Hymn with Lyrics ( Classical Music / Choir )

Christian Hymns playlist: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=BD1B04EAC0152F4B

The hymn is based on a long medieval Latin poem, Salve mundi salutare, with stanzas addressing the various parts of Christ’s body hanging on the Cross. The last part of the poem, from which the hymn is taken, is addressed to Christ’s head, and begins “Salve caput cruentatum.” The poem is often attributed to Bernard of Clairvaux (1091-1153), but it first appears in the 14th century.

The last part of the poem was translated into German by the prolific Lutheran hymnist Paul Gerhardt (1607-1676). The German hymn begins, “O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden.

The hymn was first translated into English in 1752 by John Gambold (1711-1771), an Anglican vicar in Oxfordshire. His translation begins, “O Head so full of bruises.” In 1830 a new translation of the hymn was made by an American Presbyterian minister, James Waddel Alexander (1804-1859). Alexander’s translation, beginning “O sacred head, now wounded,” became one of the most widely used in 19th and 20th century hymnals.

Another English translation, based on the German, was made in 1861 by Sir Henry Baker. Published in Hymns Ancient and Modern, it begins, “O sacred head surrounded by crown of piercing thorn.”

In 1899 the English poet Robert Bridges (1844-1930) made a fresh translation from the original Latin, beginning “O sacred Head, sore wounded, defiled and put to scorn.” This is the version used in the Church of England’s New English Hymnal (1986) and several other late 20th-century hymn books.

The music for the German and English versions of the hymn is by Hans Leo Hassler, written around 1600 for a secular love song, “Mein Gmuth ist mir verwiret.” The tune was appropriated for Gerhardt’s German hymn in 1656. Johann Sebastian Bach arranged the melody and used it five times in his St. Matthew’s Passion; this arrangement has come to be known as Passion Chorale 7676D. Bach also used this melody in the opening choral and triumphant final chorus of his Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248.

/ O Sacred Head, Now Wounded – Christian Hymn with Lyrics ( Classical Music / Choir )

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Christian Hymn Song / Lyrics: Ah, Holy Jesus, How Hast Thou Offended

Christian Hymn Song / Lyrics: Ah, Holy Jesus, How Hast Thou Offended

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Lyrics Date: 1630
Lyricist: Johann Heermann
Composer: Johann Cruger
Music Date: 1899
Tune Name: HERZLIEBSTER JESU
Scripture: Isaiah 53:4
Theme: The suffering of Jesus Christ

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A. W. Pink – The Wind Blows Where it Wishes (Christian devotional)

A large video collection of classic hymns, contemporary Praise and Worship songs, and the works (audio books, devotional readings, and sermons) of men greatly used of God, such as: Charles Spurgeon, Jonathan Edwards, A.W. Tozer, A.W. Pink, John Owen, Oswald Chambers, Andrew Murray, E.M. Bounds, John Bunyan, George Whitefield, and many more, covering topics on many aspects of the Christian life. May your time spent here be blessed.

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A. W. Pink – The Wind Blows Where it Wishes (Christian devotional)

John 3:7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

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A.W. Pink Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=10C95ED824AA4503

Arthur Walkington Pink (1886-1952) evangelist and Biblical scholar

Pink was born in Nottingham, England on April 1, 1886 and became a Christian in his early 20’s. Though born to Christian parents, prior to conversion he migrated into a Theosophical society (an occult gnostic group popular in England during that time), and quickly rose in prominence within their ranks. His conversion came from his father’s patient admonitions from Scripture. It was the verse, Proverbs 14:12, ‘there is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death,’ which particularly struck his heart and compelled him to renounce Theosophy and follow Jesus.

Desiring to grow in knowledge of the Bible, Pink immigrated to the United States to study at Moody Bible Institute. In 1916 he married Vera E. Russell, who was from Kentucky. However, he left after just two months for Colorado, then California, then Britain. From 1925 to 1928 he served in Australia, including as pastor of two congregations from 1926 to 1928, when he returned to England, and to the United States the following year. He eventually pastored churches Colorado, California, Kentucky and South Carolina.

In 1922 he started a monthly magazine entitled Studies in Scriptures which circulated among English-speaking Christians worldwide, though only to a relatively small circulation list of around 1,000.

In 1934 Pink returned to England, and within a few years turned his Christian service to writing books and pamphlets. Pink died in Stornoway, Scotland on July 15, 1952. The cause of death was anemia.

After Pink’s death, his works were republished by the Banner of Truth Trust and reached a much wider audience as a result. Biographer Iain Murray observes of Pink, “the widespread circulation of his writings after his death made him one of the most influential evangelical authors in the second half of the twentieth century.” His writing sparked a revival of expository preaching and focused readers’ hearts on biblical living.

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Christian Hymn / Lyrics – O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus

Christian Hymn / Lyrics – O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus

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O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus ( Christian Hymn with Lyrics )

Used with permission by Center for Church Music: https://songsandhymns.org/

Lyricist: Samuel Trevor Francis
Lyrics Date: 1875
Composer: Thomas John Williams
Music Date: 1890
Tune: EBENEZER

Few hymns paint such a vivid picture of God’s love as this one by Samuel Trevor Francis. It helps visualize the immensity of Christ’s love: overwhelming and free, submerging us in the depths of his tender heart. Even the swelling and receding notes of the melody create an image of God’s love, reminding us of the gentle waves on a vast ocean.

Francis experienced that love in an especially compelling way one cold, winter night. At a point in life when his faith had wavered, Francis found himself walking across London’s Hungerford Bridge. Mulling over his sadness and loneliness, he heard a whisper tempting him to end his misery and jump into the churning waters below.

Fortunately, Francis didn’t heed the dark voice. Instead, he heard God’s reassuring words speaking to him in the night. On that bridge, he reaffirmed his faith in Jesus Christ, and put complete trust in him as his Savior.

Echoes of this transformational experience resound throughout Francis’s hymn, “O, the Deep, Deep, Love of Jesus,” reminding us of the truth found in Romans 8:38-39: “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

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Martyrs of the Christian Faith

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Be advised that the illustrations (not photos) used in this video are graphic.

The intent of this video is to remind Christians of our brothers and sisters who chose agony and death rather than deny our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Let us not forget also the many Christians around the world today who are currently suffering persecution for their faith in Jesus Christ. May we remember to pray for them always.

May we all in the Church today have such blessed faith.

The martyrs and means of torture and execution are depicted in the following order:

John the Baptist beheaded, AD 23

Stoning of Stephen, AD 34

Apostle James beheaded, AD 45

Stoning of apostle Philip, Hierapolis, Phrygia, AD 54

Martyrdom of apostle James the Lesser, Jerusalem, AD 63

Burning of Barnabas at Salamanca, Cyprus, AD 64

Death of Mark the evangelist, Alexandria, AD 64

Crucifixion of apostle Peter, Rome, AD 69

Apostle Paul beheaded, Rome, AD 69

Crucifixion of apostle Andrew, Patras in Achaia, ca. AD 70

Apostle Bartholomew skinned alive and beheaded, Armenia, AD 70

Apostle Thomas martyred, Calamina, AD 70

Evangelist Matthew beheaded, Naddavar, Ethiopia, AD 70

Crucifixion of Simon the Zealot, Syria, AD 70

Crucifixion of apostle Matthew, AD 70

Hanging of evangelist Luke, Greece, AD 93

Antipas roasted alive in a copper steer, AD 95

Vitalus buried alive, Ravenna, ca. AD 99

Ignatius thrown to the lions, Rome, AD 111

Burning of Polycarp, Smyrna, AD 168

Blandine half-roasted on a grill and then thrown to wild bulls, AD 172

Martyrdom of Cointha, Alexandria, AD 252

Torture of Origen, Alexandria, AD 234

Tharacus, Probus, and Adronicus thrown to wild animals, AD 290

Persecution by emperors Diocletian and Maximus, AD 301

Cassianus, a teacher, killed by his students, Imola, AD 302

Honoric, king of the Vandals, eaten by worms and lice, AD 477

Burning of Clement the Scotchman, AD 756

13-year-old Pelagius martyred, Cordoba, Spain, AD 925

Burning of Arnoldus, teacher from Brixen, Rome, 1145

Burning of many Christians called Publicans, France and England, 1182

Martyr, with his hands tied behind his back, hoisted in the air
by a rope.(pulley), over spikes, or sometimes, sharp flints, on to which the Martyr
was let fall.

Martyrs buffeted, kicked, and pounded with the fists, being stoned,
face and jaws are bruised and broken with a stone,
crushed under a huge stone.

Martyrs thrown head-first into a caldron full of molten lead or boiling oil,
in a hot frying-pan,
plunged into a boiling pot.

Martyr’s dismembered limbs put in a frying-pan.
Martyr in the brazen bull.
Martyr laid on the iron bed and broiled.

Martyr whose limbs are interwoven in the spokes of a wheel,
on which he is left exposed for days, till he dies.
Martyr bound to a narrow wheel, which is revolved, so that
his body is horribly mangled on iron spikes fixed underneath.

Sometimes martyrs were bound to the circumference of great wheels,
and so hurled from a height over stony places.

Martyr sawn in two with an iron saw.
Martyr’s hands and feet cut off.

Martyr suspended by the feet, and his head at the same
tim pounded with hammers.
Martyr suspended by the hands, which are tied behind
his back, heavy weights being fastened to his feet and
around his neck.

Martyr suspended by both feet, and a great stone fastened
to his neck.
Sometimes the Blessed Martyrs, after being smeared with honey
were bound to stakes fixed in the ground, and so exposed to the
rays of the sun to be tortured by the stings of flies and bees.
Martyr suspended by one foot; one leg is bent at the knee,
which is constricted by means of an iron ring, the other being
weighted with a heavy mass of iron.

Martyrs suspended by one foot.
Suspended by both feet.
Raised on the cross, head uppermost.
nailed to the cross, head downwards.
Hung up by both arms, heavy weights being attached
to the feet.
Christian woman suspended by the hair.
Martyrs hung up by one arm only, ponderous
stones being fastened to their feet.

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The Temptation, and the Opportunity – James Smith (Christian devotional)

The Temptation, and the Opportunity – James Smith (Christian devotional)

James Smith playlist: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=096D74E48C1F1243

Psalm 73:2 But as for me, my feet had almost slipped;
I had nearly lost my foothold.

1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

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James Smith was a predecessor of Charles Spurgeon at New Park Street Chapel in London from 1841 until 1850. Early on, Smith’s readings were even more popular than Spurgeon’s!

The habit of laying up a text of Scripture in the morning, to be meditated upon while engaged in the business of this world through the day—is both profitable and delightful. It is as a refreshing draught to a weary traveler!

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