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Tell Me His Name Again

 Thank you, Brother Neville. As I said this morning, it’s always good to 
come to the house of the Lord. I was kind of in the notion of calling the 
little misses here tonight to sing a song that I heard her singing in my 
house the other day. I believe we still got time for it if she isn’t too 
backward. Miss Jeffries, what do you think about that, that little song 
that you sang over there; I come in, and heard it being sung, and I liked 
it real well. And I hope I’m not embarrassing you to ask you to sing it 
again. “Tell Me His Name,” or something like that. Is that it? I’d like 
to hear it again. I know you’ll all enjoy it. 

  → [click to listen as Sister Jeffries sings “Tell Me His Name Again.”]

  TELL ME HIS NAME AGAIN

(George Bennard)

They tell me of love’s sweet old story.
They tell me of a wonderful name.
It thrills my soul with its glory.
It burns in my heart like a flame.
They say He’s the one that so loved me,
That in Heaven He could not remain;
He came down to seek and to save me.
Oh, tell me His name again.

CHORUS:

Oh, tell me His name again
And sing me the sweet refrain
Of Him who in love, came down from above
To die on the cross in shame.
This story my heart has been stirred,
The sweetest I’ve ever heard,
It banishes fear; it brings hope and cheer,
Oh tell me His name again

They say He was born in a manger,
That there was no room in the inn;
And in His own world was a stranger,
But loved us in spite of our sins;
They said that His path led to Calvary,
And one day He died there in shame.
He gave His great life a ransom.
Oh, tell me His name again.

They call Him the sweet Rose of Sharon.
They call Him the lily so fair.
They call Him the great rock of ages.
They call Him the bright morning star.
He’s a prophet, a priest, and redeemer,
The king of all kings He now reigns.
He’s coming in power and glory.
Oh, tell me His name again.

Oh, I just love that. I love His name. You know what caused me to think 
that, to have that little lady to sing it? She’s a little school chum to 
my little girl, Rebekah. I was back the other morning doing something in 
the room, and I heard that singing, and I thought, “Well, I will just 
have her to sing that at church sometime.” On the road down, I’d taken 
the children to school, and I spoke to her about the singing. And she 
said, “I just raised up some. . . .” I might not say it in the same 
words. But she said, “I raised up the other night, and was in the bed, 
and was thinking of that song. And I got such a blessing.” Well, I 
thought that’s outstanding for a teen-age girl, talk about the Holy 
Spirit blessing them, especially in this community, in this city. 
We need more teen-age girls like that. We do. And this other little girl 
that just sang, too, here a few minutes ago (I don’t know her name) but 
enjoying those children, little teen-aged girls singing. You know, the 
walk that we make makes an example for others. It really is.

What Does Thou Here? | A sermon preached March 1st, 1959 
in Jeffersonville, Indiana, USA by William Branham

 


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Gifts Received to be Given…

Reposting this article someone forwarded to me - it is worth pondering [DM]
 



Each and everyone of us have been given special

gifts, to share and bless others with. Whether you have the gift of

cooking, writing, sewing, music, counsel, listening,

organization or whatever your gift might be, it is from the Lord

and is to be used for His glory.

At this bustling time of year it is a good opportunity to

slow down and ponder how we might use our gifts to glorify God.

Often during this time of year we find ourselves at the store

buying some item for a friend or family member.

Yet, sometimes the most precious gifts are the ones

that don’t require any money at all.

Have you thought about blessing someone

with a “generous heart”this Christmas?

A heart that knows of the Savior’s love!

What about singing carols for a bed ridden senior citizen,

or visiting a sick afflicted child, gifting a momma

by offering to do her ironing or bringing a meal

to a grieved widow.

You might start by writing a special list out for yourself.

This could be a fun project for little ones

to do and a neat way for mommas to teach

“giving joyfully.” Make it fun by decorating it with stickers,

glitter, and colored pens.

List a few names of people you would like to bless

this Christmas with action gifts.

 

{for example…}

Aunt Martha

*A hug and homemade card

 

Grandpa Bill

*Cut & stack firewood for him

 

Mrs. Smith

*Shovel snow off her driveway and doorstep

 

Un-Saved Neighbor

*Witness by singing Christmas carols

 

We live in a society that is constantly pushing

us to think about “our” needs, instead

of the needs of others. 

Let’s join together in prayer to God

that He give us a joyful desire to serve Him by giving to others

with our hands and hearts.

Learning this important virtue {of joyful giving} is key
to an abundant Christ centered life.

“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace…” I Peter 4:10

Jesus Loves Me, This I Know

That little chorus, “Jesus Loves Me,” has no doubt influenced more children for Jesus Christ than any other chorus or hymn. The lyrics were written by Anna Warner and published in 1869 in her best selling novel entitled Say and Seal, and the refrain was later added by songwriter, William Bradbury.

   It was just a poem in this novel, spoken by one of the main characters as he comforted a little boy who was dying. The were simple lyrics, but to the point.

Jesus loves me! this I know

For the Bible tells me so;

Little ones to Him belong,

They are weak but He is strong.

Yes, Jesus loves me,

Yes, Jesus loves me,

Yes, Jesus loves me,

For the Bible tells me so.

 

   This little chorus has not only affected children, but adults of all ages as well. Three is something soothing and powerful about this reminder of God’s unfailing love through Jesus Christ. It does not get any simpler, or richer, than that – Jesus loves me!

   The love of God is not just some principle; it is a person. It is not some ethereal feeling from God; it is real fellowship with God through Jesus Christ.

   Bank on it; depend on it; be persuaded by this word from God!

   You are eternally secure because God, the Creator of everything, stooped to die for everything about you, so that nothing can now separate you from His everlasting, comprehensive, secure love.

   Charles Spurgeon, on his deathbed, said to some of his final visitors, “As time has passed on, my theology has grown more and more simple. It is simply this, ‘Jesus loves me!”’ That is it!

Jesus loves me! this I know,

For the Bible tells me so;

Little ones to Him belong,

They are weak, but He is strong.

Yes, Jesus loves me…

The Bible tells me so!

 

Written by Dr. Stephen Davey,
President and Professor of Practical Theology;
Shepherds Theological Seminary

Easter Morning – Up From The Grave He Arose

Text: Robert Lowry, 1826-1899 
Music: Robert Lowry, 1826-1899 
Tune: CHRIST AROSE, Meter: 65.64 with Refrain

Click the song title for the music

1. Low in the grave he lay, Jesus my Savior,   Waiting the coming day, Jesus my Lord!  
Refrain:  Up from the grave he arose;   With a mighty triumph o'er his foes;   He arose a victor from the dark domain,   And he lives forever, with his saints to reign.   He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!
2. Vainly they watch his bed, Jesus my Savior,   Vainly they seal the dead, Jesus my Lord!   (Refrain)   3. Death cannot keep its prey, Jesus my Savior;   He tore the bars away, Jesus my Lord!   (Refrain) 


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Charles Wesley

Click the song title for the music

Christ, the Lord, is risen today, Alleluia!
All creation joins to say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, O heavens, and earth, reply, Alleluia!

Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!
Where, O death, is now your sting? Alleluia!
Dying once, He all doth save, Alleluia!
Where your victory, O grave? Alleluia!

Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids Him rise, Alleluia!
Christ hath opened paradise, Alleluia!

Soar we now where Christ hath led, Alleluia!
Following our exalted Head, Alleluia!
Made like Him, like Him we rise, Alleluia!
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!

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