Alex and I met several years ago when I moved to NC to step into my new roll as pastor of Bethany Hills Baptist Church (now Trinity Bible Church). At that time, she was one of the teens in the youth group here, and, soon after, she began teaching my oldest daughter the piano. Over the years, we have had the privilege of watching her grow, mature, go off to college, get married, and continue her life and ministry there in SC. What a joy it has been to partner with her in writing a hymn for the church!
Thanks to the personal challenge of my dear friend, Chris Anderson, I have begun writing again. His parting words to me at the end of a visit (back in 2014) were: “Send me a hymn!” This site is where I post some of what I write and/or team with others to write. The process of writing is extremely beneficial to me. If it proves helpful to others, then that will be an added blessing!
Declaring Glory! comes from a hymn of praise to God recorded in Psalm 96:1-3, which says:
Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth!
Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!
What a humbling thought…Fallen and sinful as we are, our Lord has commissioned us with the awesome privilege and weighty responsibility of “Declar[ing] his glory among the nations”! With that in mind, this site is dedicated to doing just that through the publication of original songs, hymns, and spiritual songs written specifically for congregational worship in the church.