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2 While some of us Bible-Believing hymn-singing folks get upset at the new contemporary hymnals, we need to realize that we also have been having changes made right under own noses - in our own Baptist hymnals. Complete stanzas, verses, words and even punctuations have been altered! Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Colossians 3:16

3 Some of the deletions dealt with false or ‘off’ doctrine, which is a good reason to omit them, but many dealt with good doctrine; it is only too obvious that today’s “thievin” crowd of “scholars” certainly doesn't want to have any good doctrine being sung in our Bible Believing churches. The following slides show a few examples of verses, words, etc. even entire solid doctrinal songs that have been taken out or altered in many of our “new” hymnbooks. Go to your hymnal and put them back in. Stop the “voice of that stranger” from speaking in your church through the hymns that we cherish and sing. You may even want to purchase your own hymn book and make these corrections for the next years for your family to keep with your KJB!

4 The following are a few corrections that I have made from a few hymn books that I have seen. The yellow lettering shows what I have put back into the hymn.

5 Onward Christian Soldiers 5. Crowns and throne may perish, kingdoms rise and wane, But the Church of Jesus constant will remain. Gates of Hell can never 'gainst the Church prevail; We have Christ's own promise, and that can not fail. 6. What the saints established, that I hold for true. What the saints believed, that believe I too. Long as earth endureth, men that faith will hold; Kingdoms, nations, empires, in destruction rolled.

6 Standing on the Promises Standing on the promises I now can see Perfect, present cleansing in the blood for me. Standing in the liberty where Christ makes you free, Standing on the promises of God. Refrain Standing on the promises of Christ my King, Through eternal ages let his praises ring; Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing, Standing on the promises of God. Refrain : Standing, standing, standing on the promises of Christ my Saviour; Standing, standing, I'm standing on the promises of God. Standing on the promises that cannot fail, When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail, By the living Word of God I shall prevail, Standing on the promises of God. Refrain Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord, Bound to him eternally by love's strong cord, Overcoming daily with the Spirit's sword, Standing on the promises of God. Refrain Standing on the promises I cannot fall, Listening every moment to the Spirit's call, Resting in my Saviour as my all in all, Standing on the promises of God. Refrain

7 Just as I was, without one plea, But that Thy blood was shed for me, And that Thou bidst me come to Thee, O Lamb of God, I come, I come. Just As I Am (Just as I Was) Just as I was, and waiting not To rid my soul of one dark blot, To Thee whose blood can cleanse each spot, O Lamb of God, I come, I come. Just as I was, though tossed about With many a conflict, many a doubt, Fightings and fears within, without, O Lamb of God, I come, I come. Just as I was, poor, wretched, blind; Sight, riches, healing of the mind, Yea, all I need in Thee to find, O Lamb of God, I come, I come. Just as I was, Thou wilt receive, Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve; Because Thy promise I believe, O Lamb of God, I come, I come. Just as I am, Thy love I own Hath broken every barrier down; Now, to be Thine, yea, Thine alone, O Lamb of God, I come, I come. Just as I am, of that free love The fulness and the depth to prove, Here for a season, then above, O Lamb of God, I come, I come!

8 Oh, How I Love Jesus Jesus! The Name we love so well, the name we love to hear! No saint on earth its worth can tell, no heart conceive so dear. This name shall shed its fragrance still along life's thorny road, Shall sweetly smooth the rugged hill that leads us up to God. And there the whole triumphant throng of blood-bought saints on high, Shall sing the new eternal song with Jesus ever nigh.

9 And Can It Be And can it be that I should gain An interest in the Saviour's blood! Died he for me? - who caused his pain! For me? who him to death pursued? Amazing love! How can it be That thou, my God, shouldst die for me? ’Tis mystery all: th’Immortal dies: Who can explore His strange design? In vain the firstborn seraph tries To sound the depths of love divine. ’Tis mercy all! Let earth adore, Let angel minds inquire no more. He left His Father’s throne above So free, so infinite His grace— Emptied Himself of all but love, And bled for Adam’s helpless race: ’Tis mercy all, immense and free, For O my God, it found out me! Long my imprisoned spirit lay, Fast bound in sin and nature's night; Thine eye diffused a quickening ray; I woke, the dungeon flamed with light; My chains fell off, my heart was free, I rose, went forth, and followed thee. No condemnation now I dread; Jesus, and all in him, is mine; Alive in him, my living Head, And clothed in righteousness divine, Bold I approach th' eternal throne, And claim the crown, Through Christ my own.

10 Faith of Our Fathers Extended on a cursed tree, Besmeared with dust, and sweat, and blood. See there, the King of glory see! Sinks and expires the Son of God! I, I alone, have done the deed! 'Tis I thy sacred flesh have torn; My sins have caused thee, Lord, to bleed, Pointed the nail, and fixed the thorn. The burden, for me to sustain Too great, on thee, my Lord, was laid; To heal me, thou hast borne my pain; To bless me, thou a curse wast made. My Saviour, how shall I proclaim, How pay the mighty debt I owe? Let all I have, and all I am, Ceaseless to all thy glory show. Too much to thee I cannot give, Too much I cannot do for thee; Let all thy love and all thy grief Graven on my heart for ever be!

11 When I See the Blood Christ our Redeemer died on the cross, Died for the sinner, paid all his due; Sprinkle your soul with the blood of the Lamb Yes, He will pass, will pass over you! Chiefest of sinners, Jesus will save, All He has promised, so will He do; Wash in the fountain opened for sin Then He will pass, will pass over you. Judgment is coming, all will be there, Each one receiving justly his due; Hid in the saving sin-cleansing blood Then God will pass, will pass over you. Oh, what compassion, oh, boundless love! Oh loving kindness, faithful and true; Find peace and shelter under the blood Oh, He will pass, will pass over you.

12 The Old Account Was Settled 3. When at the judgment bar, I stand before my King; And He the book will open, He can not find a thing; Then will my heart be glad, while tears of joy will flow; Because I had it settled, and settled long ago. 5. O sinner seek the Lord, repent of all your sin; For thus He hath commanded, if you would enter in; And then if you should live a hundred years below, Up there you'll not regret it, you settled long ago.

13 Redeemed How I Love to Proclaim It Redeemed, how I love to proclaim it! Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb; Redeemed through His infinite mercy, His child and forever I am. Refrain: Redeemed, redeemed, Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb; Redeemed, redeemed, His child and forever I am. Redeemed, and so happy in Jesus, No language my rapture can tell; I know that the light of His presence With me doth continually dwell. I think of my blessèd Redeemer, I think of Him all the day long: I sing, for I cannot be silent; His love is the theme of my song. I know there’s a crown that is waiting, In yonder bright mansion for me, And soon, with the spirits made perfect, At home with the Lord I shall be. I know I shall see in His beauty The King in whose law I delight; Who lovingly guardeth my footsteps, And giveth me songs in the night,

14 Saviour, Like A Shepherd Lead Us God has said, "Forever blessed those who seek me in their youth; They shall find the path of wisdom, and the narrow way of truth." Guide us, Saviour, guide us, Saviour in the narrow way of truth. Guide us, Saviour, guide us, Saviour in the narrow way of truth. Be our strength, for we are weakness; be our wisdom and our guide. May we walk in love and meekness, nearer to our Saviour's side. Naught can harm us, naught can harm us - while we thus in thee abide. Naught can harm us, naught can harm us - while we thus in thee abide.

15 Am I A Soldier of the Cross Am I a soldier of the cross, A follower of the Lamb, And shall I fear to own His cause, Or blush to speak His Name? Must I be carried to the skies On flowery beds of ease, While others fought to win the prize, And sailed through bloody seas? Are there no foes for me to face? Must I not stem the flood? Is this vile world a friend to grace, To help me on to God? Sure I must fight if I would reign; Increase my courage, Lord. I’ll bear the toil, endure the pain, Supported by Thy Word. Thy saints in all this glorious war Shall conquer, though they die; They see the triumph from afar, By faith’s discerning eye When that illustrious day shall rise, And all Thy armies shine In robes of victory through skies, The glory shall be Thine. I'm not ashamed to own my Lord, Or to defend His cause; Maintain the honor of His Word, The glory of His cross.

16 Amazing Grace Amazing grace! How sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found; Was blind, but now I see. ’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, And grace my fears relieved; How precious did that grace appear The hour I first believed. Through many dangers, toils and snares, I have already come; ’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, And grace will lead me home. The Lord has promised good to me, His Word my hope secures; He will my Shield and Portion be, As long as life endures. Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail, And mortal life shall cease, I shall possess, within the veil, A life of joy and peace. The earth shall soon dissolve like snow, The sun forbear to shine; But God, Who called me here below, Shall be forever mine. When we’ve been there ten thousand years, Bright shining as the sun, We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise Than when we’d first begun.

17 How Firm a Foundation 2. In every condition, in sickness, in health; In poverty’s vale, or abounding in wealth; At home and abroad, on the land, on the sea, As thy days may demand, shall thy strength ever be. 6. Even down to old age all My people shall prove My sovereign, eternal, unchangeable love; And when hoary hairs shall their temples adorn, Like lambs they shall still in My bosom be borne. 7. The soul that on Jesus has leaned for repose, I will not, I will not desert to its foes; That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake, I’ll never, no never, no never forsake.

18 The Sands of Time The sands of time are sinking, the dawn of heaven breaks, The summer morn I've sighed for, the fair sweet morn awakes: Dark, dark has been the midnight, but dayspring is at hand, And glory-glory dwelleth in Immanuel's land. Oh! Well it is for ever, Oh! well for evermore My nest hung in no forest, of all this death-doomed shore: Yea, let the vain world vanish, as from the ship the strand, While glory-glory dwelleth in Immanuel's land. There the Red Rose of Sharon unfolds its heartsome bloom And fills the air of heaven with ravishing perfume: Oh! To behold Its blossom, while by Its fragrance fann'd Where glory-glory dwelleth in Immanuel's land. The King there In His beauty, without a veil is seen: It were a well spent journey, though seven deaths lay between: The Lamb, with His fair army, Doth on Mount Zion stand, And glory-glory dwelleth in Immanuel's land.

19 The Sands of Time Oh! Christ He Is the fountain, the deep sweet well of love! The streams on earth I've tasted, more deep I'll drink above: There, to an ocean fulness, His mercy doth expand, And glory-glory dwelleth in Immanuel's land. Oft in yon sea-beat prison my Lord an I held tryst, For Anwoth was not heaven, and preaching was not Christ; And aye, my murkiest storm-cloud was by a rainbow spann'd, Caught from the glory dwelling in Immanuel's land. But that he built a Heaven of His surpassing love, A little New Jerusalem, like to the one above, "Lord take me o'er the water," had been my loud demand, Take me to love's own country, unto Immanuel's land. But flow'rs need night's cool darkness, the moonlight and the dew; So Christ, from one who loved it, His shining oft: wlthdrew: And then, for cause of absence my troubled soul I scann'd, But glory shadeless, shineth in Immanuel's land.

20 The Sands of Time The little birds of Anwoth, I used to count them blest, Now, beside happier altars I go to build my nest: O'er these there broods no silence, no graves around them stand, For glory, deathless, dwelleth in Immanuel's land. Fair Anworth, by the Solway, to me thou still art dear, E'en from the verge of heaven, I drop for thee a tear. Oh! If one from Anwoth meet me at God's right hand, My Heaven will be two Heavens, in Immanuel's land. I've wrestled on towards heaven ‘gainst storm, and wind and tide' Now like a weary traveler that leaneth on his Guide, Amid the shades of evening, while sinks life's lingering sand, I hall the glory dawning from Immanuel's land. Deep waters cross'd life's pathway, the hedge of thorns was sharp; Now, these lie all behind me, Oh! For a well tuned harp! Oh! to join Hallelujah with yon triumphant band, Who sing, where glory dwelleth, in Immanuel's land.

21 The Sands of Time With mercy and with judgment my web of time He wove, And aye, the dews of sorrow were lustred with His love: I'll bless the hand that guided, I'll bless the hand that plann'd When throned where glory dwelleth in Immanuel's land. Soon shall the cup of glory wash down earth's bitt'rest woes, Soon shall the desert briar break into Eden's rose; The curse shall change to blessing the Name on earth that's bann'd Be graven on white stone in Immanuel's land. Oh! I am my Beloved's, and my Beloved's mine! He brings a poor vile sinner into His "house of wine": I stand upon His merit, I know no other stand, Not e'en where glory dwelleth in Immanuel's land. The bride eyes not her garment, but her dear bridegroom's face, I will not gaze at glory, but on my King of Grace Not at the crown He giveth, but on His pierced hand; The Lamb Is all the glory of Immanuel's land.

22 The Sands of Time I have borne scorn and hatred, I have borne wrong and shame, Earth's proud ones have reproach'd: or Christ's thrice-blessed name: Where God His seal set fairest They've stampt their foulest brand, But Judgment shines like noonday In Immanuel's land. They've summoned me before them but there I may not come, My Lord says "Come up hither", my Lord says "Welcome home!" My kingly King, at His white throne, my presence doth command, Where glory-glory dwelleth in Immanuel's land.

23 Soldiers of Christ, Arise! Soldiers of Christ, arise and put your armour on, Strong in the strength which God supplies thro' His eternal Son. Strong in the Lord of Hosts and in His mighty pow'r, Who in the strength of Jesus trust is more than conqueror. Stand then in His great might, with all his strength endued; But take, to arm you for the fight, the panoply of God; That, having all things done and all your conflicts passed, Ye may o'er-come thro' Christ alone and stand entire at last. Pray without ceasing pray, your Captain gives the word; His summons cheerfully obey and call upon the Lord. To God your' ev'ry want in instant prayer display, Pray always, pray and never faint; pray, without ceasing pray!

24 Soldiers of Christ, Arise! In fellowship alone, to God with faith draw near; Approach His courts, besiege His throne with all the pow'rs of prayer. Go to His temple, go, nor from his altar move; Let' ev'ry house His worship know and ev'ry heart His love. Pour out your souls to God, and bow them with your knees; And spread your hearts and hands abroad and pray for Zion's peace. Your guides and brethren bear forever on your mind; Extend the arms of might prayer in grasping all mankind. From strength to strength go on, wrestle and fight and pray; Tread all the powers of darkness down and win the well fought day. Still let the Sprit cry in all His soldiers "Come!" Till Christ the Lord descends from high and takes the conquerors home.

25 Soldiers of Christ, Arise! Jesus, my strength, my hope, on Thee I cast my care, With humble confidence look up, and know Thou hear'st my prayer. Give me on thee to wait till I can all things do; On ever standing on its guard and watching unto prayer. I want a godly fear; a quick discerning eye That looks to Thee when sin is near and sees the tempter fly; A spirit still prepared and armed with jealous care, Forever standing on its guard and watching unto prayer. I want a true regard, a single, steady aim, Unmoved by threat'ning or reward, to Thee and Thy great name; A jealous, just concern for Thine immortal praise; A pure desire that all may learn and glorify thy grace.

26 Soldiers of Christ, Arise! I rest upon Thy word: the promise is for me; My comfort and salvation, Lord, shall surely come from Thee. But let me still abide, nor from my hope remove. Till thou my patient spirit guide into thy perfect love. Leave no unguarded place, no weakness of the soul, Take every virtue, every grace and fortify the whole. From strength to strength go on, wrestle and fight and pray, tread all the pow’rs of darkness down, and win the well-fought day.

27 Arise! My Soul Arise, my soul, arise! Shake off thy guilty fears. The bleeding Sacrifice in my behalf appears. Before the throne my Surety stands; Before the throne my Surety stands, My name is written on His hands. He ever lives above For me to intercede; His all redeeming love His precious blood to plead. His blood atoned for all our race, His blood atoned for all our race, And sprinkles now the throne of grace. Five bleeding wounds He bears, Received on Calvary; They pour effectual prayers, they strongly plead for me. "Forgive him, O forgive," they cry; "Forgive him, O forgive," they cry: "Nor let that ransomed sinner die."

28 Arise! My Soul The Father hears Him pray, His dear Anointed One: He cannot turn away, The presence of His Son. His Spirit answers to the blood, His Spirit answers to the blood, And tells me I am born of God. My God is reconciled; His pard'ning voice I hear. He owns me for His child; I can no longer fear. With confidence I now draw nigh, with confidence I now draw nigh, And, "Father, Abba, Father," cry. Ye ransomed sinners, hear, The pris'ners of the Lord; And wait till Christ appear According to His word. Rejoice in hope, rejoice with me; Rejoice in hope, rejoice with me; We shall from all our sins be free.

29 Arise! My Soul In God we put our trust; If we our sins confess. Faithful He is, and just, From all unrighteousness. To cleanse us all, both you and me; To cleanse us all, both you and me; We shall from all our sins be free. Surely in us is hope Of glory shall appear; Sinners, your heads lift up And see Redemption near. Again I say, rejoice with me; Again I say, rejoice with me; We shall from all our sins be free. The Word of God is sure, And never can remove; We shall in heart be pure And perfected in love. Rejoice in hope, rejoice with me, Rejoice in hope, rejoice with me; We shall from all our sins be free.

30 Arise! My Soul Then let us gladly bring Our sacrifice of praise; Let us give thanks and sing And glory in His grace. Rejoice in hope, rejoice with me; Rejoice in hope, rejoice with me. We shall from all our sins be free. Blow ye the trumpet blow! The gladly solemn sound Let all the nations know To earth's remotest bound. The year of jubilee is come! The year of jubilee is come! Return, ye ransomed sinners, home. Jesus, our great high priest, hath full atonement made. Ye weary spirits, rest; Ye mournful souls, be glad. The year of jubilee is come! The year of jubilee is come! Return, ye ransomed sinners, home.

31 Arise! My Soul Extol the Lamb of God, The all atoning Lamb; Redemption in His blood, Throughout the world proclaim. The year of jubilee is come! The year of jubilee is come! Return, ye ransomed sinners, home. The gospel trumpet hear, The news of heaven'ly grace; And, saved from earth, appear Before your Saviour's face. The year of jubilee is come! The year of jubilee is come! Return, ye ransomed sinners, home.

32 These were just a “few” examples, I am sure – but be aware, our hymns have been ‘tinkered’ with. Have you ever noticed any ‘false doctrine’ in the hymns that ARE in our songbooks? Maybe some day I will put some of those examples together, as well. But for now – just be aware: our song books are not inspired by God nor are they part of the Psalm 12:6,7 promise – all of which is geared to the words of God. So keep a wary eye as you sing – make sure you are singing the truth and not a lie! It’s all about singing from, to and about God – not whether or not we like the music or the “flavour” of the words – even if they are changed to our liking.

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