Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Bob Roane Hymn Stories, Jesus Christ, Prayer, Praise, Worship

Yes, Christmas is past, but I’m still singing this hymn myself. It’s based on this Scripture: Near Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem, there was a multitude of the heavenly host (angels) praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom He is pleased!” (Luke 2:13-14) “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” is a …

All My Life Is Portioned Out for Me

Bob Roane Hymn Stories, Jesus Christ, Loving and Trusting God, Prison Ministry, Providence, Wise living

My times are in Your hand….I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content. (Psalm 31:15; Philippians 4:11) Anna L. Waring (1823-1910) was a Welsh poet and hymn-writer. She expressed deep love for and trust in Christ in her writings, but many details about her life are not known. People praised Anna’s inner, unfading beauty of a gentle …

God Be With You

Bob Roane Death, Eternal Life, Heaven, Hell, Hymn Stories, Jesus Christ

Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. (1 Cor 15:20-22) Years ago, Irish writer and scholar, C. S. Lewis (1898–1963), …