Category Archives: New Testament

Hymn About The Finding Of Jesus In The Temple

I was looking for a hymn about this incident from Scripture the other day and could not find one, so I decided to compose one myself: Three days missing, in the Temple, Jesus Christ at last is found, Asking questions … Continue reading

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On Reverence for the Divine Name

Over the past few months, I have noticed a growing sensitivity on my part to the frequency with which people – including otherwise devout Christians – will take the Lord’s Name in vain. I think it started when I caught … Continue reading

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Christ the King, 2009.

So here’s the text of a sermon I preached before I was Catholic, as an Anglican seminarian for the feast of Christ the King in the year 2009. Sunday 11-22-09 Feast of Christ the King Lectionary Readings: Daniel 7: 9-14; … Continue reading

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An Easter Hymn

I wanted to write a hymn for Easter using Ezekiel’s vision of the valley of dry bones as a theme around Easter time, but inspirtation didn’t strike until yesterday. I could not decide between two tunes to use, so I … Continue reading

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Some New Stuff

Here are a couple hymns I wrote this week: I wrote this one last Sunday evening. That passage in the Gospel of John where St. John the Baptist says “From now on I must decrease and He must increase” came … Continue reading

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A Hymn of Biblical Proportions

So being at the Easter Vigil inspired me to write this hymn as we were going through the Old Testament readings showing the saving acts of God and typology that pointed to Christ. It ended up being 23 verses long. … Continue reading

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More Hymns

Here a few more hymns I wrote in the past week: This one is based on passages in Romans 12 & 13. I decided to make it Trinitarian in theme by addressing each verse to a different Person of the … Continue reading

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