'His Robes For Mine' is a hymn consisting of text by Chris Anderson and tune by Greg Habegger. I first heard of this hymn at the conclusion of my church's youth fellowship camp last December. This hymn was used as the background music of the church camp's montage. The montage was shown at the end … Continue reading 01(14): What I learnt from ‘His Robes For Mine’
On the evening of the first day of the Lunar New Year, my family paid my maternal grandparents a visit. In the living room of their residence sat an upright, and it was the piano with which I had grown up. In fact, my earliest videos on my Youtube channel feature that Christofori upright. That … Continue reading 01(13): Why grands are generally better than uprights
I first heard the hymn during a church service a few months ago. It was the closing hymn for the service, and I could not help but feel how apt the hymn is as a choice for the closing hymn. Its melody is truly grand and majestic. Do you remember my post regarding the hymn … Continue reading 01(07): Story behind the hymn ‘Living For Jesus’
The three words describe the same thing - holiness. The first is self-explanatory as it is the most familiar to us. The second is more interesting. Where have you seen this word before? Most people would simply note in glee, 'Halloween!', and they would be right. According to the etymology as established on Wiktionary, the … Continue reading 01(06): Holy, Hallow, Sanctus
'Great is Thy Faithfulness' is one of the most recognisable hymns of all time. Its author and musician are Thomas O. Chisholm (1866-1960) and William M. Runyan (1870-1957) respectively. It is so popular that it is still sung even in most contemporary and liberal churches which have abandoned the traditional singing on hymns. This endearing … Continue reading 01(05): The story behind the hymn ‘Great is Thy Faithfulness’
Last September, my pastor gave a sermon entitled 'Jesus led to Golgotha'. One learning point I had from that sermon was the meanings and etymologies of the words 'Golgotha' and 'Calvary'. The word 'Golgotha' means 'skull' in Aramaic, one of the two languages of the Old Testament. Golgotha is also known as Calvary, which is … Continue reading 01(04): Calvary or cavalry?