But it was not until their 30’s or so, did they truly have their hearts, as one of them put it, ‘strangely warmed.’ That heart warming set them on a journey of a ministry that impacted their native country of England in ways large and small.
It moved one of them to write these words that have been sung down through the centuries in good times and bad times. In peace and in war. In hope and in fear.
O, for a thousand tongues to sing/My great redeemer praise/The glories of my God and king/The triumphs of his grace.
Hear Him, ye deaf His praise, ye dumb/Your loosened tongues employ/Ye blind behold your Savior come/And leap, ye lame, for joy!
They point us to the truth, the promise, the hope that our troubled and challenged human hearts can be made to love, to care, to forgive, to grace, to change… because of what Jesus Christ has done for us.
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Contributed by Chris Appleby on Oct 18, 2000
Those who are outside the people of God are in rebellion against Him and are therefore spiritually dead. But God makes them a free offer to bring them back to life. All that’s needed to receive all of the bounty that God offers is to believe his promise,