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Christ Arose

Robert Lowry (1826-1899) was a Philadelphia Baptist preacher and hymn writer. In 1874, he wrote the popular hymn “Christ Arose!” He also arranged the tune. While having devotions one evening, he was impressed with the events associated with Christ’s resurrection when he read Luke 24:6-7. We read in 1 Corinthians 15:4; 13-14, our hope lies …

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Operator! Operator!

Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. ~ Romans 8:34 With the invention of the telephone, communication was revolutionized. People could bypass telegraphing or even worse, “snail mail.” Until the mid-20th …

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What A Day

Eliza Hewitt, a school teacher in Philadelphia (1898), who wanted to reach her students with the Gospel wrote the classic hymn, “When We All Get to Heaven.” The music was written by Emily Wilson, who was also the wife of a Methodist District Superintendent. The anticipation of Heaven has often been described as the oxygen …

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