Saturday, December 6, 2008

The Other Side of the World- Rich Mullins

I did a search on what language the children were singing in the beginning, and it is a song Rich Mullins heard while he was in Thailand. All I could find in the way of a translation was a very rough one:

Pray to God, until you find peace;
Pray to God, until you find peace;
I invite you to come, I invite you to come and taste and see,
please come, taste and see;
Pray to God, until you find peace.

Jesus, where’er Thy people meet

Jesus, where’er Thy people meet,
There they behold Thy mercy seat;
Where’er they seek Thee, Thou art found,
And every place is hallowed ground.

For Thou, within no walls confined,
Inhabitest the humble mind;
Such ever bring Thee where they come,
And, going, take Thee to their home.

Dear Shepherd of Thy chosen few,
Thy former mercies here renew;
Here to our waiting hearts proclaim
The sweetness of Thy saving Name.

Here may we prove the power of prayer
To strengthen faith and sweeten care;
To teach our faint desires to rise,
And bring all Heav’n before our eyes.

Lord, we are few, but Thou art near;
Nor short Thine arm, nor deaf Thine ear;
O rend the heavens, come quickly down,
And make a thousand hearts Thine own!

- William Cowper, 1769

Monday, December 1, 2008

A parable about "gay marriage"

Pyromaniac Dan Phillips wrote an excellent, spot-on parable dealing with the insanity of "gay marriage." Enjoy!