Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee

*****Download this month’s free printable****** Joyful, joyful we adore Thee, God of glory, Lord of love Hearts unfold like flow’rs before thee, opening to the sun above. Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; drive the dark of doubt away. Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day! Henry Van Dyke (1907) …

All Creatures of Our God and King – 11/21

*****Download this month’s free printable****** All creatures of our God and King, lift up your voice and with us sing, Alleluia! Thou burning sun with golden beam, thou silver moon with softer gleam! O praise Him! Alluluia! Francis of Assisi, 1226 THE HYMN WRITER Giovanni di Bernadone was born in 1181, one of seven children…

This is My Father’s World — June 2021

*****Download this month’s free printable****** 1. This is my Father’s world, and to my listening ears All nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres. This is my Father’s world: I rest me in the thought Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas—His hand the wonders wrought. 2 .This is my…

Of the Father’s Love Begotten – 12/20

I’m fairly certain that this hymn is the oldest one that we’ve ever sung together for #hymnofthemonth, and generally one of the oldest hymns sung today.  Its author, Aurelius Clemens Prudentius, was born in the year 348 in northern Spain, thirty-five years after Christians had been granted freedom to worship without persecution under the Edict…

For the Beauty of the Earth – 11/2020

Two years ago I shared with you all about how my kids and I were reading a wonderful story: “The Princess and the Goblin” by George MacDonald. There is a boy in the story named Curdie, who has a special knack for scaring away goblins. He does this simply by singing. For some reason his…