Saturday, October 26, 2013

Day 26... T.O. Chisholm

Growing up, my mother taught me to love hymns and I'd like to share one of those with you today. I regret that I could not find a audio/visual version to share.  But the lyrics are the most important part so you may wish to read them as if it were a poem. 
A New Creature by T.O. Chisholm
Verse 1:  Buried with Christ, my blessed Redeemer,
               Dead to the old life of folly and sin;
               Satan may call, the world may entreat me,
               There is no voice that answers within. 
Chorus:  Dead to the world, to voices that call me,
              Living anew, obedient but free;
              Dead to the joys that once did enthrall me—
              Yet ‘tis not I, Christ liveth in me. 
Verse 2:  Dead unto sin, alive through the Spirit,
              Risen with Him from the gloom of the grave,
              All things are new, and I am rejoicing
              In His great love, His power to save. 
Verse 3:  Sin hath no more its cruel dominion,
              Walking in newness of life I am free—
              Glorious life of Christ, my Redeemer,
              Which He so richly shareth with me.


  1. I, too, am a lover of hymns...and this one, which I have never heard, has wonderful lyrics! I went to Cyber Hymnal hoping to hear the tune. Although this one is listed in Mr. Chisolm's repertoire (along with "Great is Thy Faithfulness"--a favorite!), the tune was not available.

    1. There was only one less-than-lovely organ rendition of it on youtube (I do not like organ music). It is in one of my hymnals with the music if you would like to learn it.