Thanks to everyone who left a comment on my last post, making you eligible to receive one of the five copies of Love Divine: The Songs of Charles Wesley for Today’s Generation..
The random number generator (guided by God’s hand, of course) picked the following names. I also included who they listed as one of their favorite hymnwriters:
Jeff Uriarte (Isaac Watts)
Mike (Fanny Crosby)
Brian (Martin Luther)
Michael G. (Fanny Crosby & Isaac Watts)
Jeff Scott (Horatio Spafford)
You’ll be contacted by email to get your mailing address.
And here’s one of my favorite lyrics from this album, written of course, by Charles Wesley:
Jesus, the name high over all,
In hell, or earth, or sky:
Angels and men before it fall,
And devils fear and fly.
Jesus, the name to sinners dear,
The name to sinners giv’n;
It scatters all their guilty fear,
It brings them peace of heav’n.
Jesus the prisoner’s fetters breaks,
And bruises Satan’s head;
Pow’r into strengthless souls He speaks,
And life into the dead.
Oh, that the world might taste and see,
The riches of His grace!
The arms of love that compass me,
Would all mankind embrace.
Him as my righteousness I show,
His saving truth proclaim:
‘Tis all my business here below,
To cry, Behold the Lamb!
Happy, if with my latest breath
I may but gasp His name:
Preach Him to all, and cry in death,
“Behold, behold the Lamb!”
By the way, if you’re wondering how a guy like me who’s essentially Reformed in his theology can so appreciate Arminians like John and Charles Wesley, read this post.