When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

 

“You may turn away from the cross of Christ, but wherever you turn you will find ‘no more sacrifice for sin.’  Behold, then, this ‘Lamb of God, which taketh away the sins of the world!’ . . . Other efforts of his power and love you may have resisted; but there remains this highest, this last — the love and power of the cross.  This is the last remaining barrier in your path to perdition.  Heaven’s tenderest mercy is even now beseeching you to stop at the cross of its bleeding Son.  Ho, all ye that pass by, stop and kneel at the cross!”

Gardiner Spring, The Attraction of the Cross (Edinburgh, 1982), page 343.

 



All Glory Be to Christ

New lyrics to the tune of Auld Lang Syne, from the album Joy Has Dawned by Kings Kaleidoscope:

 

Should nothing of our efforts stand
No legacy survive
Unless the Lord does raise the house
In vain its builders strive

 

To you who boast tomorrow’s gain
Tell me what is your life
A mist that vanishes at dawn
All glory be to Christ!

All glory be to Christ our king!
All glory be to Christ!
His rule and reign will ever sing,
All glory be to Christ!

His will be done
His kingdom come
On earth as is above
Who is Himself our daily bread
Praise Him the Lord of love

Let living water satisfy
The thirsty without price
We’ll take a cup of kindness yet
All glory be to Christ!

All glory be to Christ our king!
All glory be to Christ!
His rule and reign will ever sing,
All glory be to Christ!

When on the day the great I Am
The faithful and the true
The Lamb who was for sinners slain
Is making all things new.

Behold our God shall live with us
And be our steadfast light
And we shall ere his people be
All glory be to Christ!

All glory be to Christ our king!
All glory be to Christ!
His rule and reign will ever sing,
All glory be to Christ!

credits

from Joy Has Dawned, released 27 November 2012
Words by Dustin Kensrue, arrangement by Kings Kaleidoscope / © Dead Bird Theology (ASCAP), It’s All About Jesus Music (ASCAP)


SAMC Family Night

The South Area Mar Thoma Congregation celebrated its first Family Night on Sep 22nd at the Acker Hall at Garden Grove United Methodist Church. It was an evening of fellowship, filled with fun, food, songs, skits and various other performances in a informal setting. Each one of the members from young and old participated to make this an evening to remember. Ms. Susan Mammen was the convener for this event.

Here is a complete list of videos containing performances at the Family Night.

 



Sevika Sangham Day

South Area Mar Thoma Congregation of Orange County (http://horebmtc.org) celebrates its first Sevika Sangham Day for the year 2012. All the activities including Sermon, Bible Readings, Offertory and obviously the dinner following the service was organized by the Sevika Sangham.. And of course, this happened to be celebrated with some of the traditional Onam festivities during dinner.



SAMC Choir – Easter



SAMC Children’s Choir – Easter