Hymns & Songs

Let us all stand up for Jesus

Let us all stand up for Jesus

Mar 2017    

“I must tell my Master’s errand, and I would rather that this right arm were amputated at the trunk than that I should come short of my duty to you in delivering God’s message,” said the 29-year-old Episcopalian clergyman, the Rev Dudley Tyng, who was known as a bold and…

Let us keep the ‘lower lights’ burning

Let us keep the ‘lower lights’ burning

Feb 2017     How many of us, after listening to a sermon during church service, are inspired to pen our thoughts through a poem or a song? The 19th century hymn, ‘Brightly Beams Our Father’s Mercy’, was written by gospel songwriter Philip P. Bliss (1838-1876), who was impressed by an illustration the American...
Our everlasting God

Our everlasting God

Jan 2017     “I have now entered upon a new year, little knowing what it shall bring forth. A great burden is laid upon me; perplexity and difficulty lie before me, but I hope God will carry me through.”[1] This is an excerpt from the memoirs of the late Rev Theophilus Lindsey, when...
Be born in us today

Be born in us today

Dec 2016     “Learn and understand the life of Jesus by walking where he walked. When you have seen where Jesus ministered, you will never read your Bible the same way again!” This is one of the many catchphrases in publicity brochures for Holy Land tour packages. I personally have not been to...
I know I am safe

I know I am safe

Nov 2016    

On 28 Aug 2016, the Ministry of Health and the National Environment Agency confirmed several cases of locally-transmitted Zika virus infection, and thus officially announced the Zika outbreak in Singapore. Many were fearful, especially pregnant mothers, of being infected by the mild disease transmitted by the Aedes mosquito. As I…

Hold on to the unchanging love of God

Hold on to the unchanging love of God

Oct 2016     At the age of 15, George Matheson (1842-1906) was told by doctors that his shadowy eyesight would soon become total blindness. However, that setback did not stop the teenager from enrolling in the University of Glasgow, Scotland, in 1857 where he graduated with a Master of Arts with first-class honours in 1862. Matheson eventually...
Come just as you are

Come just as you are

Sep 2016     “If God loved me, He would not have treated me this way.” This was one of her typical emotional outbursts when Charlotte Elliot (1789-1871) vented her frustrations, condemning God for His cruelty to her.1 At the age of 33, when Charlotte should have been enjoying life as a portrait artist...
Stop wandering and come to the Fount

Stop wandering and come to the Fount

Aug 2016     As a dissolute youth coming from a poor family, and who was apprenticed as a boy to a London hairdresser after his father’s death, Robert Robinson (1735-1790) had an unpromising beginning to life.1 Without a father to guide him, Robinson mixed with a notorious group of hoodlums and led a...
Righteous boasting in the cross of Christ

Righteous boasting in the cross of Christ

Jul 2016     We don’t usually link hymn-writers to politicians. As such, it is hard to believe that the author of the hymn ‘In the Cross of Christ I Glory’ was written by a Member of Parliament of Great Britain and a governor of Hong Kong. Knighted by Queen Victoria in 1854, Sir...
Singing in suffering

Singing in suffering

Jun 2016     “Why should this happen to me, of all people, why me Lord, why?” This is a very natural response for someone who has met with a terrible tragedy and is experiencing a time of great sorrow. This was the reaction of Elizabeth P. Prentiss when she and her husband, the...
The ascended triumphant King

The ascended triumphant King

May 2016     Besides Ash Wednesday, I think Ascension Day is the next most uneventful day in many churches of the Methodist tradition. Year in, year out, Ascension Day –which occurs 40 days after Easter Sunday, and hence is always a Thursday – comes and goes quietly with no one in the congregation...
The fresh Breath of God

The fresh Breath of God

Apr 2016     Following the Easter Sunday celebration, the church enters into the Easter Season or the Great Fifty Days. The Scripture lessons in the lectionary for the Sundays that follow reveal the accounts of Jesus’ appearance during the 40 days between His resurrection and His ascension, and a further 10 days of...
Spending Lent at the foot of Jesus’ Cross

Spending Lent at the foot of Jesus’ Cross

Mar 2016     Picture by Photosebia/Bigstock.com We are now in the season of Lent, and our thoughts should be focused on the sufferings and death of our Lord Jesus Christ. Sometimes referred to as “the Fast” or as “the Forty”, the season of Lent can be a time for restitution and restoration.1 Sad...
Beholding the Glory of the Son of God

Beholding the Glory of the Son of God

Feb 2016     Transfiguration Sunday (7 Feb 2016) is the last Sunday of Epiphany, which is the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, andmarks the beginning of the Lenten journey.1 Though not universally observed, the Roman Catholics retain this day on its original date of 6 August. The Protestant Church, however, moved the commemoration from...
Jesus came to identify with us

Jesus came to identify with us

Jan 2016     Epiphany is celebrated on 6 Jan, 12 days after Christmas Day. It is a great day of joyous celebration for all Christians as the church observes the manifestation of God’s Word made flesh, made known to all nations and people. For the Western churches, 6 Jan has come to be...
Celebrate the season of joyful expectation

Celebrate the season of joyful expectation

Dec 2015     The season of Advent is upon us once again as the church welcomes the start of the Liturgical Year. Spanning four Sundays before Christmas, Advent, which means “arrival” or “coming”, remembers the first arrival and the wait for the second coming of the Messiah who will come again to judge and...
Sing a song for God’s saints

Sing a song for God’s saints

Nov 2015     For All the Saints (The United Methodist Hymnal, #711)   For all the saints, who from their labours rest, who thee by faith before the world confessed, thy name, O Jesus, be forever blest. Alleluia, Alleluia!   Thou wast their rock, their fortress, and their might; thou Lord, their captain...
Blowing the ram’s horn in the year of jubilee

Blowing the ram’s horn in the year of jubilee

Oct 2015     Writing this article, I was reminiscing about the grand celebration of our nation’s 50th National Day. I give thanks to God for guiding and preserving this tiny nation, which appears as a little red dot in the world map, for 50 years of independence. Everywhere in Singapore, the SG50 logo that...
Making the most of our time

Making the most of our time

Sep 2015     Take Time to Be Holy (The United Methodist Hymnal, #395)   Take time to be holy, speak oft with thy Lord; abide in him always, and feed on his word. Make friends of God’s children, help those who are weak, forgetting in nothing his blessing to seek.   Take time...
Facing the uncertainty of tomorrow

Facing the uncertainty of tomorrow

Aug 2015     No one can be absolutely certain of what tomorrow will bring. We presume that tomorrow, we will still be alive, and our expectations and plans will come to pass without difficulty. When we make a trip, we assume that the car will start, the MRT train will not break down,...
Christ, our glorious light

Christ, our glorious light

Jan 2015     Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies Christ, whose glory fills the skies, Christ, the true, the only light Sun of Righteousness, arise, Triumph o’er the shades of night; Day-spring from on high, be near; Day-star, in my heart appear. Dark and cheerless is the morn Unaccompanied by Thee; Joyless is...
The ‘O’ Antiphons: Hope for Christ’s return

The ‘O’ Antiphons: Hope for Christ’s return

Nov 2014     O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (UMH 211) O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel that mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear. R: Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel! O come, Thou Wisdom, from on high, and order all things far...
Hymns for children?

Hymns for children?

Oct 2014     I Sing the Almighty Power of God I sing the almighty power of God, that made the mountains rise, that spread the flowing seas abroad, and built the lofty skies. I sing the wisdom that ordained the sun to rule the day; the moon shines full at God’s command, and...
Unity before missions

Unity before missions

Sep 2014     Which hymns would you choose to sing for Missions Sunday? Might you consider hymns that do not specifically mention missions? In the topical index of The United Methodist Hymnal (UMH), there are at least 26 hymns under the category “Mission & Outreach” (UMH 567-593). There are an additional six hymns...
You are the seed

You are the seed

Aug 2014     If you look closely at the collection of hymns in The United Methodist Hymnal (UMH), a significant number come from many parts of the world other than the United States of America or Europe. It was the intention of the editorial committee to include hymns representing the ethnic diversity of...
Giving more than money

Giving more than money

Jul 2014     “What gift can we bring, what present, what token?” goes the first line of the hymn “What Gift Can We Bring” (UMH 87) by composer and hymn-writer, Jane Marshall. An apt hymn to be sung this month, as churches start to remind us of our annual pledges, and in response,...
The indwelling of the Spirit, expressed

The indwelling of the Spirit, expressed

Jun 2014     Come Down, O Love Divine Come down, O Love divine, Seek thou this soul of mine, And visit it with thine own ardour glowing; O Comforter, draw near, Within my heart appear, And kindle it, thy holy flame bestowing. O let it freely burn, Till earthly passions turn To dust...
An ‘uplifting’ Easter hymn

An ‘uplifting’ Easter hymn

Apr 2014     “Christ the Lord is Risen Today” (UMH 302) is a classic hymn that is sung by both the Protestant and Roman Catholic churches. It is published in 982 hymnals. The original Latin version of the hymn by an anonymous poet is traced back to the early 14th century. The text...
These forty days

These forty days

Mar 2014     Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days Lord! Who throughout these forty days For us didst fast and pray, Teach us with Thee to mourn our sins And close by Thee to stay. As Thou with Satan didst contend, And didst the victory win, O give us strength in Thee to fight,...
Architecture  of worship

Architecture of worship

Feb 2014     Worship architects are wise to truly understand what takes place in worship and who the participants are. “There’s a method to my madness!” Have you ever heard anyone use this little idiom? It’s usually said with a smile when someone is trying to convince someone else that their crazy approach...
Christ’s healing is more than physical

Christ’s healing is more than physical

Jan 2014     O Christ the Healer O Christ, the healer, we have come To pray for health, to plead for friends. How can we fail to be restored, When reached by love that never ends?   From every ailment flesh endures Our bodies clamour to be freed; Yet in our hearts we...
Zechariah’s ‘little song’

Zechariah’s ‘little song’

Dec 2013     The Canticle of Zechariah Blessed be the God of Israel who comes to set us free, Who visits and redeems us, and grants us liberty. The prophets spoke of mercy, of freedom and release; God shall fulfil the promise to bring our people peace. Now from the house of David...
Christ will come AGAIN!

Christ will come AGAIN!

Nov 2013     As the month of November begins we anticipate the end of the Christian year. Each cycle of the Christian year ends on Christ the King Sunday and begins with the season of Advent. This year, Christ the King Sunday falls on November 24, 2013. The first Sunday of Advent begins...
Four acts of worship  in one hymn

Four acts of worship in one hymn

Oct 2013     Called To Gather As God’s People Called to gather as God’s people, We assemble in this place To unite our hearts and voices In thanksgiving for God’s grace: For the birthing of creation, For Christ’s rising from death’s hold, For the coming of the Spirit, Week by week claimed and...
To give as God has given

To give as God has given

Aug 2013     SOME CHURCHES celebrate Pledge Sunday this month, where members commit to giving God a portion of their income in the new financial year. Are there any hymns we can sing to reflect this spirit of joyful giving? Here is a hymn written in 1961 by the Rev Robert L. Edwards, an...
Call to the Holy Spirit in  Swahili

Call to the Holy Spirit in Swahili

Jun 2013     Gracious Spirit Gracious Spirit, heed our pleading; Fashion us all anew. It’s Your leading that we’re needing; Help us to follow you. Refrain: Njoo, njoo, njoo, Roho mwema. Come, come, come, Holy Spirit come. Come to teach us; come to nourish Those who believe in Christ. Bless the faithful; may...
A hymn for Pentecost

A hymn for Pentecost

May 2013     Gift of Christ from God our Father Gift of Christ from God our Father, Come, Spirit, come! Well of life and generous giver, Come, Spirit, come! With Your light our minds enlighten, With Your grace our talents heighten, With Your joy our worship brighten, Come, Spirit, come! Gift of Christ...
In Christ, we live again

In Christ, we live again

Apr 2013      Cristo Vive (Christ Is Risen)   Christ is risen, Christ is living, Dry your tears, be unafraid! Death and darkness could not hold Him, Nor the tomb in which He lay. Do not look among the dead for One who lives forevermore; Tell the world that Christ is risen, Make...
Expecting the return of Christ

Expecting the return of Christ

Dec 2012     Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus (UMH 196) Come, Thou long-expected Jesus Born to set y people free; From our fears and sins release us, Let us find our rest in Thee. Israel’s Strength and Consolation, Hope of all the earth ou art; Dear Desire of every nation, Joy of every longing...
Lord, be our vision

Lord, be our vision

Nov 2012     “BE THOU MY VISION” has its roots from an 8th century Irish prayer (some sources say it was a poem): Rop tú mo baile, a Choimdiu cride: ní ní nech aile acht Rí secht nime. The prayer was attributed to an Irish poet, Dallan Forchella, who was believed to have...
Hymns about justice and peace

Hymns about justice and peace

Oct 2012     Now Let Us From This Table Rise (UMH634) Now let us from this table rise renewed in body, mind, and soul; with Christ we die and live again, His selfless love has made us whole. With minds alert, upheld by grace, to spread the word in speech and deed, we...
Varied gifts, one call

Varied gifts, one call

Sep 2012     We All Are One In Mission We all are one in mission, We all are one in call, Our varied gifts united By Christ, the Lord of all. A single, great commission Compels us from above To plan and work together at all may know Christ’s love. We all are...
Raise your Ebenezer

Raise your Ebenezer

Aug 2012     Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing Come, Thou Fount of every blessing, Tune my heart to sing Thy grace; Streams of mercy, never ceasing, Call for songs of loudest praise. Teach me some melodious sonnet, Sung by flaming tongues above. Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it, Mount of Thy...
Hymn reflects complex forms of prayer

Hymn reflects complex forms of prayer

Jul 2012     Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire (UMH 492) Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire, Unuttered or expressed; The motion of a hidden fire at trembles in the breast. Prayer is the burden of a sigh, The falling of a tear The upward glancing of an eye, When none but God...
Holy Spirit, fall afresh on me

Holy Spirit, fall afresh on me

Jun 2012     Spirit of the Living God (UMH 393) Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me; Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me. Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me. Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me. (Adapt. Acts 11:15) Spirit of the living God,...
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

May 2012     Rejoice, the Lord Is King (UMH 716) Rejoice, the Lord is King! Your Lord and King adore; Mortals, give thanks and sing, And triumph evermore. Lift up your heart, Lift up your voice; rejoice; Again I say, rejoice. Jesus the Savior reigns, The God of truth and love; When he...
His plea to Christ: Stand by me

His plea to Christ: Stand by me

Apr 2012     Stand By Me (UMH 512) When the storms of life are raging, Stand by me (stand by me); When the storms of life are raging, Stand by me (stand by me); When the world is tossing me Like a ship upon the sea, ou Who rulest wind and water, Stand...
O for a changed heart

O for a changed heart

Mar 2012     O For a Heart to Praise My God O for a heart to praise my God, A heart from sin set free, A heart that always feels thy blood So freely shed for me. A heart resigned, submissive, meek, My great Redeemer’s throne, Where only Christ is heard to speak,...
Be sensitive to His transforming light

Be sensitive to His transforming light

Feb 2012     O Wondrous Sight, O Vision Fair O wondrous sight! O vision fair of glory that the church shall share, which Christ upon the mountain shows, where brighter than the sun he glows! From age to age the tale declares how with the three disciples there where Moses and Elijah meet,...
At the river Jordan

At the river Jordan

Jan 2012     When Jesus Came To Jordan When Jesus came to Jordan To be baptised by John, He did not come for pardon But as his Father’s Son. He came to share repentance With all who mourn their sins, To speak the vital sentence With which good news begins He came to...
Revisit the meaning of Christmas

Revisit the meaning of Christmas

Dec 2011     Meekness and Majesty Solo: Meekness and majesty, manhood and Deity In perfect harmony, the Man who is God. Lord of eternity dwells in humanity, Kneels in humility and washes our feet. Refrain Refrain: (All) Oh, what a mystery meekness and majesty; Bow down and worship, for this is your God....
A promise of hope

A promise of hope

Nov 2011     All Earth Is Waiting All earth is waiting to see the Promised One, And open furrows, the sowing of our God. All the world, bound and struggling, seeks true liberty; It cries out for justice and searches for the truth. us says the prophet to those of Israel, “A virgin...
Engaging the Word

Engaging the Word

Oct 2011     Speak O Lord Speak, O Lord, as we come to You To receive the food of Your Holy Word. Take Your truth, plant it deep in us; Shape and fashion us in Your likeness, Th at the light of Christ might be seen today In our acts of love and...
Make us one, Lord!

Make us one, Lord!

Sep 2011     MY DAUGHTER INFORMED ME that July 21, 2011 was Racial Harmony Day. She talked much about what lovely ethnic outfits her schoolmates wore. But beyond the different dresses that reflect our identity, how do we celebrate and observe this day? Here is a hymn that I find appropriate to sing...
Come, there is room for all

Come, there is room for all

Aug 2011     THE HEART OF ANY SOCIAL or family gathering is the meal. It reflects relationships and accountability to each other. In the New Testament, we read about the meal narratives where we see Jesus dining with his followers. What stunned the people at that time was that Jesus dined with the...
What it means to ‘present ourselves as a living sacrifice’

What it means to ‘present ourselves as a living sacrifice’

Jul 2011     Take my life and let it be Take my life and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee. Take my moments and my days, let them fl ow in ceaseless praise. Take my hands and let them move at the impulse of Thy love. Take my feet and let them...
Hymns and social holiness

Hymns and social holiness

Jun 2011     All Who Love and Serve Your City All who love and serve your city, all who bear its daily stress, all who cry for peace and justice, all who curse and all who bless. In your day of loss and sorrow, in your day of helpless strife, honor, peace, and...
Choosing songs for worship

Choosing songs for worship

May 2011     MUSIC IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF WORSHIP. As a powerful form of art, it is important that choosing music is handled with proper care and understanding. For the Methodist Church, singing hymns is a tradition that it must continue to nurture. It is a heritage worth keeping. Does choosing songs...
A little reverse mission:  Global worship in local places

A little reverse mission: Global worship in local places

Apr 2011     HOW DO WE GAIN a sense of the universal body of Christ? Singing with the worldwide church opens up possibilities. Those who seek to change prevailing worldviews need to approach the opportunity with open eyes and hearts, as well as clarity of purpose. Lest I am misunderstood, I do not...
In search of a global perspective in worship

In search of a global perspective in worship

Mar 2011     WHAT IS A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE? Is it even possible to have a global perspective? What purpose might a global perspective serve? How might a congregation develop a global perspective? Andrew Walls, career missionary to Sierra Leone and Professor Emeritus of Christianity in the Non-Western World at the University of Edinburgh,...
Experiencing Emmanuel through this song

Experiencing Emmanuel through this song

Feb 2011     Abide with me Abide with me; fast falls the eventide; the darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide. When other helpers fail and comforts flee, Help of the helpless, O abide with me. Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day; earth’s joys grow dim; its glories pass away; change...
ARE WE READY?

ARE WE READY?

Dec 2010     We Speak to Nations Hear the sound The sound of the nations calling Hear the sound The sound of the fathers crying Who will go for us Who will shout to the corners Of the earth That Christ is King Chorus: We speak to nations Be open We speak to...
Hymn reminds us to practise what we believe

Hymn reminds us to practise what we believe

Oct 2010     THE GIFT OF LOVE Though I may speak with bravest fire, And have the gift to all inspire, And have not love, my words are vain, As sounding brass, and hopeless gain. Though I may give all I possess, And striving so my love profess, But not be given by...
Let’s be good stewards of God’s earth

Let’s be good stewards of God’s earth

Sep 2010     This Is My Father’s World This is my Father’s world, and to my listening ears all nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres. Th is is my Father’s world: I rest me in the thought of rocks and trees, of skies and seas; his hand the...
Implications for our lives as Christians

Implications for our lives as Christians

Aug 2010     Ancient Words Holy words long preserved for our walk in this world, ey resound with God’s own heart Oh let the ancient words impart. Words of Life, words of Hope Give us strength, help us cope In this world, where e’er we roam Ancient words will guide us Home. CHORUS:...
What authentic worship is all about

What authentic worship is all about

Jul 2010     Lord, Whose Love through Humble Service Lord, whose love through humble service bore the weight of human need, who upon the cross, forsaken, off ered mercy’s perfect deed: we, your servants, bring the worship – not of voice alone, but heart, consecrating to your purpose every gift that you impart....
Shower people with God’s love

Shower people with God’s love

Jun 2010     Kingdom Mentality Jesus, God’s righteousness revealed, The Son of Man, the Son of God, His Kingdom come. Jesus, redemption’s sacrifice, Now glorified, now testified His Kingdom come. And this Kingdom will know no end, And its glory shall know no bounds. For the majesty and power Of this Kingdom’s King...
Of music that reflects and reveals God

Of music that reflects and reveals God

May 2010     This is our God Your grace is enough More than I need And your word I will believe I wait for you Draw near again And your spirit make me new And I will fall at your feet I will fall at your feet And I will worship you here...
Seeing God more clearly and living our lives purposefully

Seeing God more clearly and living our lives purposefully

Apr 2010     Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart Spirit of God, descend upon my heart; Wean it from earth; through all its pulses move; Stoop to my weakness, mighty as Thou art; And make me love Thee as I ought to love. I ask no dream, no prophet ecstasies, No sudden...
Using a song in a service meaningfully

Using a song in a service meaningfully

Mar 2010     Open the Eyes of My Heart Open the eyes of my heart Lord, Open the eyes of my heart, I want to see You. I want to see You. (2x) To see You high and lifted up, Shining in the light of Your glory. Pour out Your power and love,...
Helping others to taste the length and breadth of God’s love

Helping others to taste the length and breadth of God’s love

Feb 2010     In Christ Alone In Christ alone my hope is found, He is my light, my strength, my song; this Cornerstone, this solid Ground, fi rm through the fiercest drought and storm. What heights of love, what depths of peace, when fears are stilled, when strivings cease! My Comforter, my All...
Of the sacrifi cial giving of Christ for the world

Of the sacrifi cial giving of Christ for the world

Jan 2010     Divine Exchange My heart is captivated Lord, by You alone captured by the awesomeness of You alone melted by the grace and mercy You have shown I stand in wonder. I reach to you the one who makes the blind eyes see who breaks the chains of sickness with authority...
God has a word for each of us if we choose to listen carefully

God has a word for each of us if we choose to listen carefully

Dec 2009     The Summons Will you come and follow me if I but call your name? Will you go where you don’t know and never be the same? Will you let my love be shown? Will you let my name be known, will you let my life be grown in you and...
Can we sing songs written by struggling Christians?

Can we sing songs written by struggling Christians?

Nov 2009     The Healer Verse You hold my every moment You calm my raging seas You walk with me through fire And heal all my disease I trust in You I trust in You Chorus I believe You’re my Healer I believe You are all I need I believe You’re my Portion...
Loving God even in the midst of pain

Loving God even in the midst of pain

Oct 2009     More Love to Thee, O Christ More love to Thee, O Christ, more love to Thee! Hear Thou the prayer I make on bended knee. This is my earnest plea: More love, O Christ, to Thee; More love to Thee, more love to  Thee! Once earthly joy I craved, sought...
Song gives a glimpse of the age to come when Christ reigns

Song gives a glimpse of the age to come when Christ reigns

Sep 2009     How Great is Our God The splendour of a King Clothed in majesty Let all the earth rejoice All the earth rejoice He wraps himself in light And darkness tries to hide And trembles at His voice Trembles at His voice How great is our God, sing with me How...
Let us show mercy to everyone for that is our calling

Let us show mercy to everyone for that is our calling

Aug 2009     Help Us Accept Each Other (United Methodist Hymnal, 560) Help us accept each other as Christ accepted us teach us as sister, brother each person to embrace. Be present God, among us and bring us to believe we are ourselves accepted and meant to love and live. Teach us, O...
Song challenges us to be authentic followers of Jesus

Song challenges us to be authentic followers of Jesus

Jul 2009     This is Holy Ground Verse 1 When I walked through the doors, I sensed His presence, and I knew this was a place where love abounds. For this is a temple the God we love abides here, and we are standing in His presence on holy ground. Chorus We are...
 
 

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It’s cool to serve the Lord

It’s cool to serve the Lord

Mar 2017    

“I’m going on a short mission trip to Chiangmai.” The usual response to this is, “Cool place!” Sadly, not anymore, as de-forestation has affected the climate of this northern Thai city. Vineyard Methodist School (VMS) in Chiangmai was set up by the Methodist Missions Society (MMS). The school’s mission is…

Reaching out to families in distress

Reaching out to families in distress

Mar 2017    

  “If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:17-18 (NIV)…