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We're Marching to Zion

Come, we that love the Lord,
and let our joys be known;
join in a song with sweet accord,
join in a song with sweet accord
and thus surround the throne,
and thus surround the throne.


Refrain:
We're marching to Zion,
beautiful, beautiful Zion;
we're marching upward to Zion,
the beautiful city of God.

Let those refuse to sing
who never knew our God;
but children of the heavenly King,
but children of the heavenly King
may speak their joys abroad,
may speak their joys abroad. (Refrain)

This Week's Meditation Hymn and Scripture

  • For the Beauty of the Earth #201:43

  • We're Marching to Zion #222:51

Last Week's Meditation Hymn and Scripture

​​​We Are One Body

Jesus Taught Us...
...That there is evil in the world, but He didn't dwell on it. 
Jesus came that we might have life and have it more abundantly.
     "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: 
     I am come that they might have life,

and that they might have it more abundantly." 

John 10:10
     He chose the twelve disciples so that we could hear

the good news from many different perspectives.

The apostles who preached and wrote the books of the 
New Testament wrote from different perspectives as well. 
We should not declare one Gospel message

as superior to the others.

The Four Gospels teach us, in the broader sense,

that these eyewitnesses wrote the same message,

described the same story of the life of Jesus Christ,

but spoke to us from four different perspectives. 
     So many teachers of our present day, critique the good news 

preached by others from a different perspective.

The Bible says "he that hath an ear, let him hear..."

The Holy Spirit is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow..>>>(read more)

Ever Praise Music

Meditation Moments 

The hill of Zion yields
a thousand sacred sweets
before we reach the heavenly fields,
before we reach the heavenly fields,
or walk the golden streets,
or walk the golden streets. 
(Refrain)

Would you like to pray?

Visit the Apostolic Church of God

"Courageous Prayer" Youtube Site.

Dr. Byron T. Brazier offers prayer to the Lord, each and every day.

Harts In Praise Productions does not own the copyright to Youtube video selections or sacred hymns.

A Hymn is a Slice of Faith


At Ever Praise Music we believe that a hymn is a slice of faith,
written by ordinary people, for ordinary people,

on an extraordinary journey.

 God has gifted countless numbers of people with songs

in their hearts. They shared their lyrics and melodies with us
in the form of sacred hymns. Take a closer look at one of these sacred hymns and you will find encouragement for your daily

walk of faith. Peruse the titles of a sacred hymnal and you will find clues as to the slice of someone's faith journey found in the hymn.


Hymns are examples of the spiritual fruit produced by ordinary people, for ordinary people, on an extraordinary journey.
This spiritual fruit, or faith fruit, is written by everyday people

who walked where we walk, felt what we have felt,
and often did what we have done. These hymns can encourage us on our journey, lead us around obstacles,
teach us how to serve our neighbor, help us stand

against principalities and powers,
share with us the praise and glory of the Lord, and witness

to all of us about the goodness and mercy of Almighty God.>>>

(read more)

Psalm 8:1, 3-6
1 O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens....
3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; 4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? 5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.  6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet...


Worship Suggestion:
The sound file is looped.
1. As the file plays the first time, (During Verse 1) make  remarks about

the blessings of God's Creation. There are so many things in creation to enjoy each day. We need to take time to give God the glory and the praise.
2. As the song continues, (During Verses 2 - 3) read Psalm 8 verses 1-9.

Let the song end.
3. When the sound file restarts, sing verses 1-3.
4. Prayer, Meditation, and reflection. ​

For the Beauty of the Earth 

For the beauty of the earth,
for the glory of the skies,
for the love which from our birth
over and around us lies;
Lord of all, to thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

For the beauty of each hour
of the day and of the night,
hill and vale, and tree and flower,
sun and moon, and stars of light;
Lord of all, to thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

For the joy of ear and eye,
for the heart and mind's delight,
for the mystic harmony,
linking sense to sound and sight;
Lord of all, to thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

Isaiah 51

3 For the Lord shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
4 Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people.


Worship Suggestion:
The sound file is looped.
1. As the song plays the first time, (During Verse 1) make remarks about the God's message and promise to His people. Emphasize that we shall one day dwell in the beautiful city of Zion. We need

to remain steadfast and faithful until that glorious day.
2. As the song continues, (During Verses 2 - 3) Read slowly the scripture passage from the book of Isaiah 51: 1 - 4, 11, 15, 16.

Let the song end. 
3. When the song restarts, sing Verses 1 - 3 together.
4. Prayer and Meditation.