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April 29

Words and Music by Don Wyrtzen, 1942–
  You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for You created all things, and by Your will they were created and have their being. (Revelation 4:11)
  Come, let us join our cheerful songs with angels round the throne;
  Ten thousand thousand are their tongues, but all their joys are one.
  “Worthy the Lamb that died,” they cry, “to be exalted thus.”
  “Worthy is the Lamb,” our lips reply “for He was slain for us.”
  The whole creation joins as one to bless the sacred Name
  Of Him that sits upon the throne, and to adore the Lamb.
—Isaac Watts
Heaven will be a place of great singing as we join voices with the angels and saints of the ages in praising the One who made it all possible.
This popular contemporary hymn is based directly on a text of Scripture that could well be the believers’ theme throughout eternity:
  Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and…
April 28

  It was the third hour when they crucified Him. (Mark 15:25)
Folk songs are generally described as songs of which the origins have been lost but which express the heartfelt traditions and experiences of a particular culture or people. Therefore, they become greatly cherished by each succeeding generation.
The Negro spirituals represent some of the finest of American folk music. These songs are usually a blending of an African heritage, harsh remembrances from former slavery experiences, and a very personal interpretation of biblical stories and truths. They especially employ biblical accounts that give hope for a better life—such as the prospects of heaven. They symbolize so well the attitudes, hopes and religious feeling of the black race in America.
To better understand a Negro spiritual, one must feel even as a black singer does that he or she is actually present and very much involved in the event itself. The event being sung—in this case the sto…