Still I Believe

Still meditating on Hebrews 11, specifically where it says of Moses:

He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time. He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.

This is another quick laptop recording in our dining room during nap time. We played it yesterday as an offertory during worship.

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Still I Beleive  (listen)  (chord chart)

All I wanted, left me wanting,
Nothing was enough.
Then you saved me, clothed, forgave me,
Proved to me your love.

Still I believe, I hope and I seek,
The Kingdom of Christ the risen Son.
O may I receive, the faith that I need,
To hold on until the day he comes.

Dreams and riches, my ambitions,
All have turned to dust.
But your favor lasts forever,
This is all I want.

Still I believe, I hope and I seek,
The Kingdom of Christ the risen Son.
O may I receive, the faith that I need,
To hold on until the day he comes.

Let your Spirit endure,
Through the tempting and thirst,
Still it’s you I adore, So much more.

You have heard my prayer and groaning,
Still my answer waits.
Hope in your unfailing love,
Is all that now remains.

Still I believe, I hope and I seek,
The Kingdom of Christ the risen Son.
O may I receive, the faith that I need,
To hold on until the day he comes.
Until the day he comes.
O may your kingdom come,
O may your kingdom come.

Nathan Partain, September 17, 2009

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Pilgrim Hymn

My Pastor, Jason Dorsey, is beginning a new preaching series on Hebrews 11. This has got me thinking about our pilgrimage through this place to our home. I found this hymn by John Cennick (1742) and it seemed to capture what has been stirring in my mind. I hope for us to learn it as a congregation over the next few months.

I recorded it last night in my inlaws living room with my laptop sitting on my lap using the built-in mic. So it is a little low-fi and there is some random knocking sounds where I accidentally bumped the laptop while trying to play into the computer screen. There is also a good bit of background noise because people were walking through and washing dishes, etc. but I had a lot of fun and it was really easy just to play and not have to set up any equipment.

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Pilgrim Hymn (listen) (chord chart)

Children of the heavenly King,
As ye journey, sweetly sing;
Sing your Savior’s worthy praise,
Glorious in His works and ways

We are traveling home to God,
In the way the fathers trod;
They are happy now, and we
Soon their happiness shall see.

O Lord, obedient we would go,
Gladly leaving all the world below;
Thou alone our only Leader be;
And still we follow Thee.

Shout, ye little flock, and blest,
You on Jesus’ throne shall rest:
There your seat is now prepared—
There your kingdom and reward.

O Lord, obedient we would go,
Gladly leaving all the world below;
Thou alone our only Leader be;
And still we follow Thee.

Lift your eyes, ye sons of light,
Zion’s city is in sight:
There our endless home shall be,
There our Lord we soon shall see.

O Lord, obedient we would go,
Gladly leaving all the world below;
Thou alone our only Leader be;
And still we follow Thee.