Thursday, 21 July 2016


I think "Jesus Only" should be the new anthem of N.Ireland, It is much better than the "The Queen."  If some musician was the match the tune to the words, I suspect it would create an incredible atmosphere to hear it song by 20,000 people in some stadium.

How could anyone possibly object?

I am trying to stick this to the top of the site but I am so tired I cannot think how to do it. I have done it before but at the minute just cannot remember how I did it before.


A fascinating report about a Welsh Chess tournament has appeared on Chessbase. 

It makes very interesting reading.

However, there is something more important about Wales than mere Chess.

Wales was one of the countries greatly blessed by God through revival. 
It produced one of the greatest preachers in British history, called Evan Roberts.

Also it produced one of the greatest pieces of music in British history, the Hymn known as "Here is love vast as the ocean."

In Northern Ireland the Hymn is also commonly known as "Jesus Only."

1 What tho' clouds are hovering o'er me,
And I seem to walk alone,
Longing, 'mid my cares and crosses,
For the joys that now are flown—
If I've Jesus, "Jesus only,"
Then my sky will have a gem;
He's a Sun of brightest splendor,
And the Star of Bethlehem.

2 What tho' all my earthly journey
Bringeth naught but weary hours,
And, in grasping for life's roses,
Thorns I find instead of flowers—
If I've Jesus, "Jesus only,"
I possess a cluster rare;
He's the "Lily of the Valley,"
And the "Rose of Sharon" fair.

3 What tho' all my heart is yearning
For the loved of long ago,
Bitter lessons sadly learning
From the shadowy page of woe—
If I've Jesus, "Jesus only,"
He'll be with me to the end;
And, unseen by mortal vision,
Angel bands will o'er me bend.

4 When I soar to realms of glory,
And an entrance I await,
If I whisper, "Jesus only!"
Wide will ope the pearly gate;
When I join the heavenly chorus,
And the angel hosts I see,
Precious Jesus, "Jesus only,"
Will my theme of rapture be.

Mark 9:8 And suddenly, when they had looked round about, they saw no man any more, save Jesus only with themselves.

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