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Meditations

 

John 1 (NEW)

 

 

Matthew 25

 

 

 

 

 

True Discipleship

 

In his excellent book Hymns of Faith, Wayne Hughes makes reference to hymn 287 in Caneuon Ffydd which is a translation by David Charles (the youngest) of John Newton’s famous hymn

“How sweet the name of Jesus sounds”

Wayne acknowledges how difficult it is at times to convey what the name of Jesus means to those who believe in Him. To people of Christian Faith you need only name Jesus and their souls are filled with warm feelings as they contemplate what the One who wears the name has done for them and who is to receive honour and praise from men.

It’s a cause of great sadness and pain to the faithful followers of Jesus to hear His name being used as a swear word. Hearing such usage even from the lips of young children, shows how far we have wandered from the sound and influence of the Gospel.

John Newton has succeeded in conveying to us some of the blessings which are ours through grace because we love and honour the name of the only Saviour of mankind.

“It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds and drives away his fears”

May the experience of the hymnist be ours as well.

 

Vincent Watkins

Minister

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Carmel is a loving community of the spirit, serves a living Christ and takes seriously the lavish commission of our Lord to be witnesses for Him in the world.

You will find here a very warm welcome.

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Rev. H. Vincent Watkins

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