Thursday, January 01, 2009

The One Year Book of Hymns

RANDOM.ORG SELECTED #5 AS THE WINNER. Congrats to Page Turner!
My mom had a copy of The One Year Book of Hymns when I was growing up but I never paid much attention to it. Then early in December this past year, I stumbled across two used copies of it and grabbed both. One for myself and one to giveaway to one of you. I'm reading through this book over the course of this coming year and from time to time you might find some "inspiration" filling up some blog posts. You can read or ignore, the choice is yours. I'm sure that some days I'll feel more inspired by these tried and old hymns of the faith than others.

Interested in winning my spare copy? (I know you'll receive it after the first of the year but oh well. Better later than never! Perhaps you might just want to use it as a resource book, rather than a devotional.) Leave a comment no later than Sunday, January 4th and I'll select a winner Sunday evening before I go to bed. Make sure to leave a valid e-mail address for me to contact you!

Here's the first hymn in this devotional book for your enjoyment:

Another Year is Dawning
by Frances Ridley Havergal

Another year is dawning:
Dear Father, let it be,
In working or in waiting,
Another year with Thee;
Another year of progress,
Another year of praise,
Another year of proving
Thy presence all the days.

Another year of mercies,
Of faithfulness and grace;
Another year of gladness
In the shining of Thy face;
Another year of leaning
Upon Thy loving breast;
Another year of trusting,
Of quiet, happy rest.

Another year of service,
Of witness for Thy love;
Another year of training
For holier work above.
Another year is dawning:
Dear Father, let it be,
On earthor else in heaven,
Another year for Thee.


ibeeeg said...

I would love to win your spare. I never paid much attention to Hymns growing up but now I see the richness in knowing hymns. They are so full of meaning.

Hope I win so I can read them daily.

Anonymous said...

I love the hymns--I've always thought someone should write a Bible study or something on understanding theology through music. This book sounds great!

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Sherry said...

I would enjoy this book as would the urchins. Thanks, Carrie, in behalf of whoever wins, for picking up two copies.

B said...

I'd love to win the extra one -- it sounds like a fascinating book.

(You know my email :)

Heather VanTimmeren said...

What a great book to give away. We love the Hymns for a Child's Heart series by Joni Erikson Tada, and this would be a great resource for further insights for both the adults and kids. Please enter me!

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Stephanie Kay said...

I love hymns. We rarely sing them at my church which means I have to play them at home on cds. (There are some great books with cds for children on hymns by Joni Earckson Tada. I highly recommend them. Which has nothing to do with your post but it came to mind so I thought I'd mention it.) = )

Unknown said...

Pick me -- pick me!

I love hymns, and would love to use them as a devotional tool this year.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Stephanie's Mommy Brain about the Joni books on hymns being great - they come with CDs of the music, too! I just posted recently on how much I love hymns, and how I miss them since our church doesn't use them anymore :( I play a hymn for my girls each night after dinner and would just love this book!

Heather VanTimmeren said...

I'm so excited that I won this book! It will be a great addition to our family library. Thank you soooooo much!

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