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Standing Against the King: Bishop Thomas Ken

Standing Against the King: Bishop Thomas Ken

Anglican Churches, Christian History, Christian Living, Denominations & Sects of the Church, History of Hymns, Music

March 19, 1711 Bishop Thomas Ken passes away Each time the Doxology is sung, Christians should deeply sense the reverence and gratitude its words evoke for a holy God, but they should also hear its accompanying invitation to fidelity to the Word and will of God. In contemporary America, the clergy are less ready to stand against social, moral, and political decadence than were previous...Read more... Read more...

Francis Scott Key—The Christian Patriot

Francis Scott Key—The Christian Patriot

American Christianity, Christian Calendar, Christian History, Christian Living, History of Hymns, July Articles, Music

September 13-14, 1814 Francis Scott Key pens National Anthem Where we live is not determined by what is around us, but by what is within us. The Psalmist re­flected upon God’s goodness to his life and offered the Lord the praise that was due him. In verse seven, the Psalmist begins to recount the Lord’s goodness to the Israelites through their deliverance from Egypt. In...Read more... Read more...

Phoebe Palmer Knapp (1839 -1908)

Phoebe Palmer Knapp (1839 -1908)

Christian History, Christian Living, Denominations & Sects of the Church, History of Hymns, Methodist churches, Music

July 10, 1908 Phoebe Palmer Knapp passed away Phoebe Worrall Palmer (1807-1874), mother of Phoebe Palmer Knapp, was one of the most widely known women of the nineteenth century. Phoebe Palmer was born in New York City on December 18, 1807 to Henry and Doreth Wade Worrall. On September 28, 1827, Phoebe Worrall married Walter C. Palmer, a Methodist Episcopal Church lay leader, lay...Read more... Read more...

Sabine Baring-Gould: “Onward Christian Soldiers”

Sabine Baring-Gould: “Onward Christian Soldiers”

Anglican Churches, Christian Calendar, Christian History, Christian Living, Denominations & Sects of the Church, History of Hymns, May Articles, Music, Schedule Post

Pentecost Sunday, 1865 “Onward Christian Soldiers” first sung One of the most prodigious examples of Christian ministry is found in the legacy of the Anglican priest who gave the world the much-loved song, “Onward Christian Soldiers.” Generations of Christian children were raised singing the verses of this song with wide-eye enthusiasm and even more gusto as...Read more... Read more...

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"...In times of impending calamity and distress; when the liberties of America are imminently endangered by the secret machinations and open assaults of an insidious and vindictive administration, it becomes the indispensable duty of these hitherto free and happy colonies, with true penitence of heart, and the most reverent devotion, publicly to acknowledge the over ruling providence of God; to confess and deplore our offenses against him; and to supplicate his interposition for averting the threatened danger, and prospering our strenuous efforts in the cause of freedom, virtue, and posterity..."
– Congressional Prayer Proclamation
Journals of Congress, 4:208-209.
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