Do You Know the Dearest and Best?

The Old Rugged Cross’s The Old Rugged Cross sheet music image

Today is Easter Sunday 2013, and, here in the US and around the world, many of us attended Easter church services to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

In His honor, here are links to a few of my favorite Christian hymns along with some excerpts of my favorite lyrics:

The Old Rugged Cross – “On a hill far away, stood an old rugged cross, the emblem of suffering and shame.  And I love that old cross, where the dearest and best for a world of lost sinners was slain.”

He Lives! – “I serve a risen Savior, He’s in the world today. I know that he is living, whatever men may say.  He lives!  He lives!  Christ Jesus lives today!  He walks with me and talks with me along life’s narrow way.”

Christ the Lord is Risen Today – “Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!  Earth and heaven in chorus say, Alleluia!”

My Redeemer Lives – “The very same God who spins things in orbit…runs to the weary, the worn and the weak.  And, the same gentle hands that hold me when I’m broken, they conquered death to bring me Victory. Now, I know my Redeemer lives!

His Eye is on the Sparrow – “I sing because I’m happy.  I sing because I’m free. His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.”

How Great Thou Art – “Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee, How great Thou art, how great Thou art!”

What about you?  Do you know “the dearest and best?”

It is my hope that all who read these words will know His love.


  1. Thanks, Ruth! I love all of those hymns too!

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