Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Thank You, Lord

" Thank you, Lord, for saving my soul
Thank you, Lord, for making me whole
Thank you, Lord, for giving to me
Thy great salvation so rich and free"

Don't you just love this song? It's my favorite chorus-type song( not quite sure of the correct wording there).
This song is actually only part of a hymn written by Seth and Bessie Sykes in 1940.. The Sykes were traveling evangelists, well known in the UK and the USA.Mr. Sykes (1892-1950) began his career as a conductor and motorman for Glasgow Corporation Tramways. He also served as Secretary for the Tramway Christian Association where he was allowed to hand out Christian literature and Bibles. In 1929 Sykes left his job and along with his wife became a full-time traveling evangelist. The Sykes were somewhat like today’s media Christian innovators in that they used lantern slides and rousing songs played by Bessie on their barrel organ to gain the full interest of their crowds. Seth’s sermons led countless people to Christ and this hymn was most assuredly sung as a regular part of their services.raveling evangelists, well known in the UK and the USA. Their home base was Glasgow, Scotland.

Hope you learned something from this. (:
God Bless

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