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Love Divine All Loves Excelling – Church Hymn

A love song and story about God’s love and care. This traditional hymn called “Love Divine All Loves Excelling ” was written by Charles Wesley, and was first published in 1747.

The tune was first used or published in 1830. Music arrangement and vocals by Julie Gaulke, see her web site at: JulieGaulkeMusic.com

The Lyrics are:

Love divine, all loves excelling,
Joy of Heav’n to earth come down;
Fix in us Thy humble dwelling;
All Thy faithful mercies crown!
Jesus, Thou art all compassion,
Pure unbounded love Thou art;
Visit us with Thy salvation,
Enter every trembling heart.

Breathe, O breathe Thy loving Spirit
Into every troubled breast!
Let us all in Thee inherit;
Let us find that second rest.
Take away our bent to sinning;
Alpha and Omega be;
End of faith, as its beginning,
Set our hearts at liberty.

Come, Almighty to deliver,
Let us all Thy life receive;
Suddenly return, and never,
Nevermore Thy temples leave.
Thee we would be always blessing
Serve Thee as Thy hosts above,
Pray and praise Thee without ceasing,
Glory in Thy perfect love.

Finish, then, Thy new creation;
Pure and spotless let us be;
Let us see Thy great salvation
Perfectly restored in Thee;
Changed from glory into glory,
Till in Heav’n we take our place,
Till we cast our crowns before Thee,
Lost in wonder, love, and praise.

Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Kauai, Hawaii in this 4k video.

 

Song: Love Divine

Song: Love Divine

Song: Love Divine

Song: Love Divine

Song: Love Divine

Song: Love Divine

The Bible the Word of God is Living – Church Hymn

A beautiful song about “The Bible, the Word of God is Living”. This Hymn is based on Hebrews 4:12.

Sometimes we fail to realize how living and powerful the words of the Bible are. Hebrews 4:12 is “For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to discern the thoughts and intents of the heart”.

The Lyrics are:

Title: The Bible, the Word of God is living

The Bible, the Word of God is living
The Word is living, God’s Word is powerful
The Word is sharper, sharper
God knows everything, you cannot hide

The Bible, the Word of God is living
The Word is living, God’s Word is powerful
The Word divides soul and spirit
soul and spirit, what is me and what is God

(bridge)

The Bible, the Word of God is living
The Word is living, God’s Word is powerful
Every Word of God is living and powerful
God knows everything

The Word is living
The Word is living

Lyrics by Drew Haninger (c) AnimatedFaith.com

The video is in 4k video. The scenery is from Kauai, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington and California.

The Bible the Word of God is Living – Church Hymn

The Bible the Word of God is Living – Church Hymn

The Bible the Word of God is Living – Church Hymn

The Bible the Word of God is Living – Church Hymn

The Bible the Word of God is Living – Church Hymn

The Bible the Word of God is Living – Church Hymn

The Bible the Word of God is Living – Church Hymn

The Bible the Word of God is Living – Church Hymn

Jesus Loves Me – John 3:16 – Church Hymn

This is a traditional and encouraging song about Jesus loving us called: Jesus Loves Me. Just look at the verse in John 3:16. God loves us and sent His son Jesus.

This was first published in 1860’s. Music arrangement and vocals by Julie Gaulke, see her web site at: JulieGaulkeMusic.com, The scenery is by Drew Haninger and is from Kauai and Washington state.

The Lyrics are:

Jesus loves me! This I know,
For the Bible tells me so;
Little ones to Him belong;
They are weak, but He is strong.

Refrain:
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
The Bible tells me so.

Jesus loves me! He who died
Heaven’s gate to open wide;
He will wash away my sin,
Let His little child come in.

Jesus loves me! He will stay
Close beside me all the way;
He’s prepared a home for me
and some day His face I’ll see

The original video is in 4k video.

Jesus Loves Me

Jesus Loves Me

Jesus Loves Me

Jesus Loves Me

Jesus Loves Me

Jesus Loves Me

Jesus Loves Me

Jesus Loves Me

Charles Spurgeon – God is the God of Love

This is a little background on the song “God is the God of Love

In writing the Christian song, I was trying to express the fact of God’s love as mentioned in John 3:16 (God so loved the world that He gave His Son) and the verses in 1 John about “God is Love”. I was also trying to show the points that are unique and district about Christianity above all other religions. One point that sets Christianity apart is God is the God of love. God is not after us to punish us. Thats why He sent his Son so that in believing in Him we could have eternal life.

So I came us with the phrase “God is the God of Love”. Yet I wondered if anyone else used this phrase. In doing a search I found it not in songs but in a sermon from Charles Spurgeon.

… we think of what God is. …why art thou at enmity with God? God is the God of love; he is kind to his creatures; … Do you hate God because he loves you?  — Charles Spurgeon

So Spurgeon also used this phrase that I came up with.

So the phrase “God is the God of Love” is a great descriptive set of words to describe this aspect of God.  Now don’t forget God is also just, so be sure you believe in Jesus so you can fully receive and appreciate all God can do for you.  Us sinners can easily come to God through His Son Jesus Christ. God has made a way for us fallen sinful imperfect humans to accept from God Eternal Life. So again do your part to get all God can give you, you just need to believe in Jesus.

 

Christian Song – God is the God of Love

A Jesus love song about the whole Bible. This is a new Christian song called “God is the God of Love”, a short story of the Bible in song.

Enjoy a short devotional music song video on “God is the God of Love”

The main points of the Bible are covered from the creation of the earth, creation of man, man’s fall or sin, God sending His son because of His love. Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead so that who ever believes in Him could have Eternal Life. God is the God of Love. Words by Drew Haninger, music and singing from an online service.

Copyright 2014 Drew Haninger and AnimatedFaith LLC

The song text is:

In the beginning is the God of love
In the beginning God created the heavens and earth.
God then created man in His image for His purpose and glory.

God is the God of love
Man disobeyed God which brought in sin,
but God who loved the world sent His son, Jesus Christ who is God became man.

God is the God of love
He died on the cross for man’s sins,
and was resurrected from the dead.
Jesus gives eternal life to all those who believe in Him.

God is the God of Love
God is the God of Love
God is the God of Love

Man Lives by the Word of God

In Matthew 4:4 Jesus says “Man does not live by bread only, but by every word that proceeds out of the Mouth of God”  The Bible is important for our spiritual food.  The Bible is necessary for us to grow in the Christian Life. Enjoy a short devotional video on “Man Lives by the Word of God”

What Makes Christianity Unique

What makes Christianity unique from any other religion on the earth.

Number one: God is the God of Love. In every other religion man must work hard and God may punish or get back at you.  Yes God disciplines and there is an unfortunate place called “Hell”, but God loves the World and makes a way for every man to come to God through His son Jesus Christ.  We have John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only- begotten Son, that whosoever believes on him may not perish, but have life eternal

Number two:  Jesus Christ is God.  So Jesus is not just a great prophet or teacher or a good person, He is God.  In John 1:1 we read, “…The Word was God”, and there are many other verses in the New Testament about Jesus being both God and man. Yes, its a mystery, but that’s what the Bible says.

There are also many other points such as:

  • We can pray to God through His son Jesus
  • God is for us
  • The unique requirement in the New Testament is to believe on Jesus

So remember God is the God of Love and Jesus Christ is God.

The Spirit and The Bride saying, “Come”

First and Last Mentions of “Spirit” in Bible

Let’s look at the first mention of the word, “Spirit” in the entire Bible, and then let’s look at the last mention. The first mention of the word, “Spirit” should be in the first book of the Bible, Genesis. Sure enough, in the first chapter of the first book of the Bible, in the second verse, we have the first mention of “spirit” in the Bible.  The first verse of Genesis talks about creation, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” Verse 2 begins with the words, “And the earth was without form and void…” It seems like something was wrong on the earth or it was just ready for creation at that point. Then it says that the Spirit of God brooded or hovered over the face of the waters. Here you have the first mention of the Spirit in the Bible. This is a very unique passage.  Here was God with the Heavens and the earth.  God wanted to do something. The earth needed something.  Bible scholars look at Genesis one in different ways.  Many scholars say that Genesis 1:1ff is talking about the original creation. Others say, “No, the original creation was described in Genesis 1:1, and then what follows in Genesis 1:2ff is a restoration.”  I really don’t want to get into that point right now because Bible scholars who love the Lord and who handle the Bible properly come to two different conclusions about that point.  I don’t believe either viewpoint dishonors the Word of God.  Both viewpoints could be argued.

In Genesis 1:2, you have the Spirit of God coming on the scene. Here, in Genesis 1:2, God is about to do something. God is about to do the original creation or He is about to restore things. What happens first?  Verse 2 says the Spirit of God was hovering or brooding over the situation. In our experience as Christians, many times, when God is about to do something, the Spirit of God will come in and prepare our hearts for what God wants to do.  God was going to do some very dramatic things on earth by creating plant and animal life, as well as man. The Spirit of God comes on the scene.  This is the first mention in the entire Bible of the word, “Spirit”.  This Spirit, here, is referring to the divine Spirit, the Holy Spirit, or he Spirit of God.

The Spirit and The Bride saying, “Come”

Let’s go to the end of the Bible. The last book of the Bible is the book of Revelation. In the last chapter of that book, chapter 22, we have several mentions of the word, “Spirit”. I believe that the last verse that mentions the Spirit of God is verse 17 and it says, “And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” This is the last mention of the word, “Spirit” in the Bible. Here, actually, it is a call or a cry, or an invitation to come. It is not just the Spirit, but the Spirit and the Bride saying, “Come.”  Come to what? Come to the living waters.  This is the last mention of the term, “Spirit” in the Bible, and we find it in the last chapter of the last book, the book of Revelation.  In Genesis 1:2 we saw that the Spirit of God was brooding over the situation before God created.  We also looked at the last verse that mentions the Spirit in the Bible in the book of Revelation. There the Spirit and Bride say, “Come.”  So we have covered the first and the last.