Cross Cultural Worship Experience

July 11, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Posted in hymns | Leave a comment
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Sunday’s Hymn – The Lilly of the Valley

My wife and I were visiting a Korean Baptist Church this morning. The senior pastor is a friend of mine and my wife and his wife are friends also. We had this Sunday free and when we talked this week he asked me if we were going to come to his church. The entire service is in Korean and they have an interpreter for visitors who need one. We know very little Korean so we needed the interpreter. One of the songs this morning was The Lily of the Valley. We sang in English while everyone around us sang in Korean. It’s like a glimpse of what singing will be like in heaven.

There is much more I could share about the church service this morning. Our friend is a good preacher too. He preached from Acts 3:1-10 on a Proper Spiritual Diagnosis and Remedy. We were glad we attended. We also stayed and had lunch.  Yes, we like kimchi and we can use chopsticks. It was a good morning of worship and fellowship.

Thursday’s Hymn is changing to Sunday’s Hymn. I do like a blended service, but I am hoping to teach a younger generation the value of some old hymns. I hope you have had a good Sunday and experienced the presence of God in your service to HIM today.

Stay faithful and hopeful,

Bill (a fellow-laborer)

Romans 15:13; Psalm 50:23

The Lily of the Valley

By Charles W. Fry (1837-1882) – sung in 4/4 time

1.      I have found a friend in Jesus, He’s everything to me, He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul; The Lily of the Valley, in Him alone I see All I need to cleanse and make me fully whole. In sorrow He’s my comfort, in trouble He’s my stay; He tells me every care on Him to roll.

(Refrain) He’s the Lilly of the Valley, the bright and Morning Star, He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul.

2.      He all my griefs has taken and all my sorrows borne; In temptation He’s my strong and mighty tower; I have all for Him forsaken and all my idols torn From my heart, and now He keeps me by His power. Though all the world forsake me and Satan tempt me sore, Through Jesus I shall safely reach the goal.

(Refrain)

3.      He will never, never leave me nor yet forsake me here, While I live by faith and do His blessed will; A wall of fire about me, I’ve nothing now to fear; With His manna He my hungry soul shall fill; then sweeping up to glory to see His blessed face, Where rivers of delight shall ever roll.

(Refrain)

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