The hymns posted here are from my collection of hymnals. I do not intend to make any use of them for profit. I only wish to share their beauty with others. If you hold a copyright to a hymn I have posted here and wish me to remove it, I will gladly do so at your request and with proof of copyright.
The religious experiences and opinions posted here are my own. I do not mind discussion of these points, but will not tolerate arguing and bitterness. We are instructed to be at peace with one another in Christ. If you believe the following, we are in agreement (catholic here means “universal” and quick means “alive”; their original meanings):
I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
the Maker of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
He descended into hell.
The third day He arose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven,
and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost;
the holy catholic church;
the communion of saints;
the forgiveness of sins;
the resurrection of the body;
and the life everlasting.
All other points of doctrine are subject to interpretation. Again, this should be done politely and with Christian love.
Thank you! TSG (This Side of Gaudy)