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UntoBabes
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 Extinct Hymns.

I found this hymn by J A Alexander. Published in 1874.

How I long that such hymns would find their way to the church again.

(A Time We Know Not When)
J A Alexander

"There is a time, we know not when,
A point we know not where,
That marks the destiny of men
To glory or despair.

There is a line by us unseen,
That crosses every path;
The hidden boundary between
God's patience and his wrath.

To pass that limit is to die--
To die as if by stealth;
It does not quench the beaming eye
Or pale the glow of health.

The conscience may be still at ease,
The spirit lithe and gay;
That which pleases still may please,
And care be thrust away.

But on that forehead God has set,
Indelibly a mark
Unseen by men, for men as yet
Are blind and in the dark.

Oh, where is this mysterious bourn
By which each path is crossed?
Beyond which God himself hath sworn
That he who goes is lost?

How far may we go on in sin?
How long will God forbear?
Where does hope end, and where begin
The confines of despair?

The answer from the skies is sent,
'Ye that from God depart,
While it is called today, repent,
And harden not your heart!'"
(J. A. Alexander)


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 2011/3/19 13:11Profile
JB1968
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 Re: Extinct Hymns.

Many hymns have become extinct possibly because of the strong Gospel message in them. Many churches have forsaken them because of a great lukewarmness that has enveloped the church.


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 2011/3/19 13:38Profile









 Re: Extinct Hymns.

A song was mentioned in a message a I read a while back called "Shut In With God" or perhaps that was part of the chorus? I haven't been able to find it anywhere. Would anyone know this song or just part of it or maybe even know where I might find it online?

A sister in Christ,
Drema :)

 2011/3/19 14:05









 Re: Extinct Hymns.



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A song was mentioned in a message a I read a while back called "Shut In With God" or perhaps that was part of the chorus?



Was it this one? See last verse...



My stubborn will at last hath yielded;
I would be Thine, and Thine alone,
And this the prayer my lips are bringing,
"Lord, let in me Thy will be done."

Refrain
Sweet will of God, still fold me closer,
Till I am wholly lost in Thee;
Sweet will of God, still fold me closer,
Till I am wholly lost in Thee.

I'm tired of sin, footsore and weary,
The darksome path hath dreary grown,
But now a light has ris'n to cheer me;
I find in Thee my Star, my Sun.

Thy precious will, O conqu'ring Savior,
Doth now embrace and compass me;
All discords hushed, my peace a river,
My soul a prisoned bird set free.

Shut in with Thee, O Lord, forever,
My wayward feet no more to roam;
What pow'r from Thee my soul can sever?
The center of God's will my home.



Tune: http://www.hymnal.net/hymn.php/h/383

 2011/3/19 14:27
UntoBabes
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could it be this one?

Shut in with God

The disciples were praying for the power to fall
Ten days they did tarry, on God they did call
Then God sent His spirit to baptize them all
For they had been shut in with God

Chorus
Shut in with God in a secret place
There in the spirit, beholding His face
Gaining new power to run in this race
Oh, I love to be shut in with God


Of all pleasant places on land or on sea
There’s no place on earth that is sweeter to me
Than to kneel at the feet of my Master and Lord
For there, I’ll be shut in with God


The pathway to Heaven, though rugged it may be
I’ll travel ‘til my precious Saviour I’ll see
Then the gates of that city will open for me
And there I’ll be shut in with God



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 2011/3/19 14:56Profile









 Re: "Shut In With God"

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Chorus
Shut in with God in a secret place
There in the spirit, beholding His face
Gaining new power to run in this race
Oh, I love to be shut in with God



That's it! Thank you so much, UntoBabes! Where did you find it? Is it available online somewhere, so I can hear it put to music? :)

Quote:
Refrain
Sweet will of God, still fold me closer,
Till I am wholly lost in Thee;
Sweet will of God, still fold me closer,
Till I am wholly lost in Thee.



Thank you, Alive-to-God, for this one as well! I'd never heard it before, either. Loved it! :)

 2011/3/19 16:03
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 Re: Extinct Hymns.

A song of rare beauty!

 2011/3/19 16:30Profile
UntoBabes
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Drema, here is the site I got it from, but couldn't find it set to music.

www.hymnlyrics.org/requests/shut_in_with_god.php

God bless.


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 2011/3/19 17:56Profile
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I don't know the song you are talking about, Drema, but Elisabeth Elliot use to say that the old hymns were so RICH with theology about God as compared to the more popular praise choruses of today that repeat a phrase over and over again. If you've read any of her writings that are so deep, she attributes a lot of her walk with God to the fact that they had "family prayers" every morning and night, with her (I think) father playing a hymn on the piano as they sang their way through the hymnal when she was growing up. What a heritage!

Sometimes you can find older hymnals in used bookstores, and they are quite a treasure. I have some from relatives back in the early 1900's. Even though we may not be familiar with them, just reading through them is such a blessing.

 2011/3/19 18:23Profile









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Thanks UntoBabes. I managed to find a Youtube video where they are singing the Chorus.

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Sometimes you can find older hymnals in used bookstores, and they are quite a treasure. I have some from relatives back in the early 1900's. Even though we may not be familiar with them, just reading through them is such a blessing.


I don't have any that old, Mama. They must be a treasure! I've never thought to look for them in used bookstores, wonderful idea! I love to read the words, too, they have so much to say...

 2011/3/19 18:56





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