Crown Him with Many Crowns

Easter Sunday, April 12 | by Philip Owens (Matthew Bridges, 1851, and Godfrey Thring, 1874 – CGH #223) During a children’s music rehearsal, the director held up a hymnal and asked the group if they knew this book. One child raised her hand and said, “That’s a Music...

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

Saturday, April 11 | by Lara Fisher (Charles Wesley, 1739 – CGH #194) Every year we sing the traditional Easter hymn Christ the Lord Is Risen Today, written by Charles Wesley. An interesting line in the hymn to me is “Sing ye heav’ns and earth, reply, Alleluia.”...

Low in the Grave He Lay (Christ Arose)

Good Friday, April 10 | by Bob & Joyce Byrd (Robert Lowry, 1874 – CGH #207) Credited as the composer of more than 500 hymn tunes and the words for a number of them, Robert Lowry considered preaching his primary calling and hymn writing as more an aside. In...

In Remembrance of Me

Maundy Thursday, April 9 | by John Wilkinson (Ragan Courtney, 1972 – CGH #462) “He took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying, ‘This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of...

In Christ Alone

Wednesday, April 8 | by Gwenn Fitzpatrick (Keith Getty and Stuart Townend, 2001 – CGH #569) “What heights of love, what depths of peace when fears are stilled, when strivings cease.” Striving is a word that we don’t use much anymore; though, if we’re...

And Can It Be

Tuesday, April 7 | by Sandy Fields (Charles Wesley, 1739 – CGH #605) Listening to my first Easter cantata as a 28-year-old recently converted Christian, Charles Wesley’s hymn, And Can It Be, spoke everything I was feeling. “Amazing love! How can it be that Thou,...