Quotes and lyrics

When I quote a song or unreferenced Bible verse on my blog, you can find out more info here…

A philosophy of ordinary

“And [so] again I say rejoice”

from ‘Rejoice in the Lord always’, Anonymous.


The post about being single I wish I didn’t write

My song is love unknown, my Saviour’s love to me. Love to the loveless shown, that they might lovely be. O who am I, that for my sake, my Lord should take frail flesh and die?

From ‘My Song is love unknown’ by Samuel Crossman.


Then in a nobler, sweeter song…

Title from ‘There is a fountain filled with blood’ by William Cowper


Drama, drama, drama

‘the echoes of nails hitting his hands’

From ‘Expository Preaching’ by Shai Linne.

“See the King who made the sun, and the moon and shining stars. Let the soldiers hold and nail him down, so that he could save them.”

From ‘Jerusalem’ by CityAlight.


If other hands should hold the key…

“If other hands should hold the key…”

Title from ‘God holds the key of all unknown’ by Joseph Parker.

Lyrics in image from ‘All hail the power of Jesus name’ by Edward Perronet.


For an audience of one

“Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast, 
Save in the death of Christ my God!
 All the vain things that charm me most,
 I sacrifice them to His blood.”

From ‘When I survey the wondrous cross’ by Isaac Watts


Where nobody has to scrape for honey at the bottom of the comb…

“On Christ the solid rock I stand. All other ground is sinking sand.”

From ‘My hope is built’ by Edward Mote


Of worth..

“For all your goodness I will keep on singing…”

From ‘10 000 reasons (Bless the Lord)‘ by Matt Redman.


On hating ‘her’…

“Nothing in my hand I bring, simply to your cross I cling. Naked, come to you for dress. Helpless, look to you for grace. Foul, I to the fountain fly. Wash me Saviour, or I die”.

From ‘Rock of Ages‘ by Augustus Toplady. 


A stolen moment.

From ‘10 000 reasons (Bless the Lord)‘ by Matt Redman.


What have I to ask beside?

“All the way my Saviour leads me…”

Title and lyric from ‘All the way my Savior leads me‘ by Fanny Crosby.


So that you will not grieve like the rest, who have no hope..

“And when before the throne, I stand in him complete. ‘Jesus died, my soul to save’, my lips will still repeat.“

From ‘Jesus paid it all‘ by Elvina Hall.


When I do not love to hear his name…

“There is a name I love to hear, I love to sing its worth. It sounds like music in my ear, the sweetest name on earth…”

From ‘Oh how I love Jesus‘ by Frederick Whitfield.

“I will sing the wondrous story
Of the Christ Who died for me.
How He left His home in glory
For the cross of Calvary.”

From ‘I will sing the wondrous story‘ by Francis Rowley.


Is it right to say that God is good?

“How His kindness yet pursues me
, mortal tongue can never tell. Clothed in flesh, till death shall loose me, 
I cannot proclaim it well…

O that day when freed from sinning,
 I shall see Thy lovely face. Clothed then in blood washed linen
, how I’ll sing Thy sovereign grace.”

From ‘Come thou fount‘ by Robert Robinson.

Good grief the Great Gatsby gave me goosebumps.. and other stories.

The hope set before us, an anchor for our lives.” Adapted from Hebrew 6: 17-20. 


Sarcasm, a song, a sorry and a sunset…

“Come and claim us, come and claim us. Hallelujah! Come, Lord come.”

From ‘Look he comes with clouds descending‘ by Charles Wesley, additional lyrics and music by Michael Morrow.


Bible college – the worst place for a stubborn sinner?

‘…sin-stained foul-to-the-fountain neediness’ – adapted from ‘Rock of Ages‘ by Augustus Toplady. This is my favourite verse and what I am saddest to lose in the newer translation. Foul is so much more evocative than stained…


Good Friday and the traffic jam that made me lose my mind…

“Bearing shame and scoffing rude
In my place, condemned he stood.
Sealed my pardon with his blood –
Hallelujah! What a Saviour!”

From ‘Man of Sorrows‘ by Philip Bliss.

“Lest I forget Gethsemane
Lest I forget thine agony
Lest I forget thy love for me
Lead to me to Calvary”.

From ‘Lead me to Calvary‘ by Jennie Hussey


Today I long for heaven..

“And there with all the blood-bought throng, from sin and sorrow free. I’ll sing the new eternal song of Jesus love for me.”

From ‘Oh how I love Jesus‘ by Frederick Whitfield.



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