New Friends & Old Hymns

I am so excited to introduce Stephanie from The Enchanting Rose as our guest on the blog today!  She is a new friend that I met in the blogging world, but we have so many things in common that I was instantly drawn to her.  Many of the things you will see on her blog are fun crafts, tasty recipes, and her love for tea cups!  Above all, her genuine love for Christ shines through her beautiful blog.  One of the aspects of her blog that I love is the way she shares old hymns with her beautiful photography…and today she shares that with us!   I know you will enjoy her lovely post!
A cheery and blessed day to you, lovely readers of Everyday Living!
I am Stephanie and I am the writer, creator, and baker over at
It is my joy and pleasure to be with you and I would like to express my gratitude to Pam
for allowing me to share my love for old hymns on her beautiful site.
When Pam contacted me about writing a guest post for her readers
I was quite honored and delighted!
Pam is a lovely, gracious woman and her posts reflect not only
her creativity and wisdom, but also her deep love for our precious Savior.
With Easter upon us, Pam and I thought an Easter hymn would be perfect for today.
Old hymns are a love of mine and I share them every Sunday on my blog.
There is so much wisdom, history,
and depth in the words penned so many years ago.
I hope you enjoy today’s post of praise, worship, and rejoicing. . .
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Jesus is not the “Great I WAS”
but rather the “Great I AM!”

Jesus Christ is not only a historical fact but a present-day, living reality.

All of Christianity rests upon the truth that Jesus rose from the grave victorious
 and is now seated at the Father’s right hand as our personal Advocate.
“Fear not; I am the first and the last:
I am he that liveth, and was dead;
and behold, I am alive forevermore, 
Revelation 1:17b, 18 {KJV}

Christ Arose

Written by
Robert Lowry, 1826 – 1899
Low in the grave He lay – Jesus, my Savior!
Waiting the coming day – Jesus, my Lord!
Vainly they watch His bed – Jesus, my Savior!
Vainly they seal the dead – Jesus, my Lord!
Death cannot keep his prey – Jesus, my Savior!
He tore the bars away – Jesus, my Lord!
Up from the grace e arose,
with a mighty triumph o’er His foes;
He arose a Victor from the dark domain,
and He lives forever with His saints to reign,
He arose! He arose!
Christ arose!

“He is not here: for he is risen, as he said.

Come, see the place where the Lord lay.”
Matthew 28:6
“Now if we be dead with Christ,
we believe that we shall also live with him:
Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more;
death hath no more dominion over him.”
Romans 6: 8 – 9
Look, Ye Saints! the Sight is Glorious
Written by
Thomas Kelly, 1769 – 1854
Look, ye saints! the sight is glorious:
See the Man of Sorrows now;
From the fight returned victorious,
Every knee to Him shall bow:
Crown Him! crown Him!
Crowns become the Victor’s brow.
Crown the Savior! angels crown Him!
Rich the trophies Jesus brings;
In the seat of power enthrone Him,
While the vault of heaven rings:
Crown Him! crown Him!
Crown the Savior King of kings.
Sinners in derision crowned Him,
Mocking thus the Savior’s claim;
Saints and angels crowd around Him,
Own His title, praise His name:
Crown Him! crown Him!
Spread abroad the Victor’s fame!
Hark! those bursts of acclamation!
Hark! those loud triumphant chords!
Jesus takes the highest station-
O what joy the sight affords!
Crown Him! crown Him!
King of kings and Lord of lords!

My dear friends,

allow the precious truth of Jesus Christ’s resurrection to thrill your life anew.
Sing with great triumph, “Christ arose!”
We serve a living Savior-
He is the King of kings and Lord of lords!

God sent His Son – they called Him Jesus:
He came to love, heal, and forgive;

He lived and died to buy my pardon,

an empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives.

Because He lives I can face tomorrow;

because He lives all fear is gone;

because I know He holds the future,

and life is worth the living just because He lives.

– Bill Gaither –

Now let the heavens be joyful, let the earth her song begin,
let the round world keep triumph and  all that is therein;
let all things seen and unseen their notes in gladness blend,
for Christ the Lord hath risen, our joy that hath no end!
– From the early eighth century by John of Damascus –
Celebrate and rejoice this Easter season!
Allow your soul to vibrate with joy and “Alleluias”
for all that the risen Savior means to you!

A big heartfelt thanks to Pam

for allowing me to share my love and passion for hymns of worship.
And many thanks to you, dear readers, for joining me today-
I hope your heart was blessed and refreshed.
We have much to praise the Lord for!
Please feel free to come by The Enchanting Rose for a visit.
I always love making new friends 🙂
Love, hugs, and blessings,
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Thank you, Stephanie, for your beautiful work and for joining us in our everyday living.
You all be sure to visit Stephanie’s blog!


  1. Stephanie says:

    Thank you so much, dear Pam, for allowing me to join you on your blog today; I am blessed and honored. I am thankful to the Lord for allowing us to “meet” through blogging – you are a delight 🙂 Hugs to you!

    • Oh sweet Stephanie, what a delight for me to have you as a guest. You have such a gift and I am so thankful that you shared it with my friends. Sending love and hugs on this first day of spring! Blessings, Pam❤️

  2. Toni says:

    Beautiful post and photos, Stephanie! Love the songs and photos of the little accordion. Our youngest learned to play the accordion, and it’s so much fun to hear.

  3. CatTales says:

    Hi Pam, It is great to meet you. I have known Stephanie through blogging for a couple of years. Her sharing of hymns is one of my favorite aspects of her blog. As always, this is an uplifting post with gorgeous photos. Easter Blessings to you both.

    • Mildred, it is my pleasure to meet you! I have been blogging almost 8 months and I have met so many sweet folks! Stephanie is so gifted and it was a blessing to share her with my readers! Blessings on this Friday…the first day of spring! Pam

  4. Amy says:

    So precious, Stephanie! Reading this gave me goosebumps and a few tears fell as well. You have such a sweet and kind spirit and it does indeed shine through your blog. Glory to God in the Highest! Hugs to you sweet friend, Amy

  5. Debbie says:

    Hello Pam,
    I came over to visit you from my daughter Stephanie’s blog.
    How precious that the two of you love the old hymns. They are wonderful in deed.

    Stephanie, this was an awesome Easter post, full of praise to our King of Kings in those old hymns.
    Hallelujah! Yes , He is risen!
    What a Savior!

    Blessings to you both,
    Debbie ~ Mom

    • Hello Debbie, what an added blessing to meet you! What a lovely and gifted daughter that you have!! I enjoyed sharing Stephanie with my readers! Rejoicing that we serve a Risen Savior! Blessings, Pam

  6. Hi Pam, so nice to meet you and thank you for the special feature with Stephanie sharing hymns. I have followed Stephanie’s blog and become friends over the last year. She is not only the nicest and sweetest friend, but her love of our Savior inspires us and encourages others in all she shares on her blog. She is talented, giving and a joy to know.
    God has truly shown favor upon her and I am so blessed to call her a friend.
    Thank you for sharing Pam. Your blog is lovely and I have so enjoyed my visit.
    Blessings to you for a Happy Springtime and Easter.
    Hugs, CM

    • Celeste, what a joy to meet you! It was a pleasure to share sweet Stephanie’s loveliness with my readers! Her blog is always encouraging! I visited with you this morning and you are a lovely and talented artist! Blessings this Friday…the first day of spring! Pam

  7. Vee says:

    Thank you for allowing Stephanie to be a guest poster today. Her photos are unequaled in Blogdom and her joy is a delight.

  8. Sylvia says:

    Thanks Pam, for allowing Stephanie to share her love of our Lord with us today. It is always a blessing to visit her blog and be inspired.She is a blessing to us all with every blog post.

  9. Anita Rivera says:

    GOod morning! Yes, Stephanie is a new friend to me as well, unfortunately I stopped blogging but visiting her is a balm to my spirit. Finding new friends who are willing to take the time to communicate is such a blessing in this hurried world of uncaring people. She has been such a great friend to me….Jesus gave us his spirit so that we were not alone….and indeed when we take heed to the call, we communicate through his love. Thank you Stephanie! Anita

    • Anita, what lovely comments! Stephanie is so gifted and her blog is full of loveliness! So nice to meet you and please visit me often! Wishing you a joy-filled first day of spring! Blessings, Pam

  10. Danni@SiloHillFarm says:

    What a beautiful post Stephanie! I grew up with many of the old lovely hymns and you have reminded me of a sweet little old man who was so quiet, but every time the words “Up from the grave He arose” came, he just boomed it out! Guess if you’re going to boom something out…you couldn’t pick a better line!

    • So nice to meet you Danni! Loved your story!! Old hymns of the faith have such beautiful words and sweet Stephanie is so gifted in how she shares them! What a pleasure to have her as my guest! Blessings, Pam

  11. Stephanie says:

    Many thanks for the lovely comments – the words of each lady blessed my heart! And once again, thanks to you, Pam, for the privilege of being on your blog as a guest 🙂

    Happy Spring to you!

    • Stephanie, you have so many special friends in the blogging world. I am still so new at this and you are a beautiful role model! Once again, thank you so much for being my guest! May you and yours have a joy-filled week-end! Hallelujah Christ arose! Blessings, Pam

  12. AnnMarie says:

    I love Stephanie’s blog and all her posts are beautiful and encouraging. I read her posts on Sundays and recently picked up a vintage hymnal at a thrift store. I love seeing them in print. This is a lovely post…thank you for sharing it with us all!

    • AnnMarie, thank you so much for sharing comments! Stephanie is a very creative and inspiring blogger. It was an honor for her to share her loveliness with my readers! I love that you picked up an old hymnal…great words of faith! Blessings, Pam

  13. linda says:

    I enjoyed reading Stephanie’s post on your blog. Her beautiful images and messages of encouragement and faith are a wonderful way to start the day. She is indeed gifted! I met her through blogging as well and I also had the privilege of sending her a teacup the first time I joined her swap. What fun!

    Happy to meet you Pam!

    • Linda, what a pleasure to meet you! Thank you so much for your sweet comments! Stephanie is so creative and inspiring! It was a pure joy to have her as my guest! Hope your week-end is joy-filled! Blessings, Pam

  14. Robyn says:

    So nice to meet you, Pam. I’m a big fan of Stephanie’s and her perfectly chosen words, themes and photos always touch my heart.
    An especially beautiful post today from our talented friend! I hope your week is off to a great start 🙂

  15. Such an encouragement! I love the old hymns too! It especially strikes me of the kindredness we share with the saints of old seeing the hymns they wrote prompted by the truths of the Bible; the same truths we read today from the timeless Living Book. When I visit churches that were around since the 1700s, I love to imagine the people dressed in their period clothes, singing those old hymns.

    What a great day it will be when we are united with all the kindred Saints in the presence of our Savior. 🙂

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