My Jesus Fair

One of the highlights of the recent SGI conference was the worship. We approached it very simply—congregational singing, Scripture reading, and prayer led by men who had been at several of the conferences through the years. As I noted in an earlier post, listening to several hundred believers lift their voices together to declare glorious truths about God and the gospel is powerful. If anybody ever doubted God’s wisdom found in Ephesians 5:19 and Colossians 3:16, listening to the congregational singing at SGI would disabuse them of their foolishness!

I don’t think there was a session in which the congregation assembled did not teach and admonish me through song, but on Wednesday morning we sang “My Jesus Fair” and it is hard to describe the force with which the truth pressed home on my soul. Our congregation here loves to sing this wonderful hymn, and I love to find myself standing at the front of them as they lift their voices to declare these words:

My Jesus, strong, shall come to reign,
To reign in majesty.
The Lamb arose, and death is slain.
Lord, come in victory!

If you have not sung it as congregational hymn, please do so soon. And I am glad to see that it has been published as an octavo as well. You can find information about that here and purchase it here. While you’re there, take a look at the other songs too. I commend the site and the music to you wholeheartedly. In fact, I said so more fully here.


(Just so nobody thinks I am gaining from these endorsements, let me be clear that the only thing Chris gives me is grief about the Michigan Wolverines and the Detroit Lions. I guess in Cleveland there really isn’t much more entertaining to do.)

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