When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again

When Johnny comes marching home again, Hurrah, hurrah! We’ll give him a hearty welcome then, Hurrah, hurrah! The men will cheer, the boys will shout, The ladies they will all turn out, And we’ll all feel gay, When Johnny comes marching home. The old church bell will peal with joy, Hurrah, hurrah! To welcome home …more

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Sep 072012
Our Church Music

By William Lloyd, 1902 An old Presbyterian elder once said to me, “If the devil cannot get into a church any other way, he always finds a door in the choir gallery.” Many ministers decline to have anything to do with the matter at all, and relegate it to a music committee, and they, in …more

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Jun 302012
Psalm 3:1–5

LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me. Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. I cried unto the …more

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My Country ‘Tis of Thee

My country, ‘tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing; land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrims’ pride, from every mountainside let freedom ring!   My native country, thee, land of the noble free, thy name I love; I love thy rocks and rills, thy woods and templed hills; my …more

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Jan 052012
Auld Lang Syne

Auld Lang Syne was partially written by Robert Burns in the 1700′s, it was first published in 1796 after Burns’ death. Early variations of the song were sung prior to 1700 and inspired Burns to produce the modern rendition. An old Scotch tune, ‘Auld Lang Syne’ literally means ‘old long ago,’ or simply, ‘the good …more

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