May 31, 2020

A Hymn for Ordinary Time

By Chaplain Mike Here is a wonderful hymn that would be appropriate for devotional and group use throughout Ordinary Time. It is sung to the tune many know as, “Be Thou My Vision.” Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy Whose trust, ever childlike, no cares could destroy Be there at our waking, and […]

Saturday Ramblings 1.15.11

Welcome to the new and improved Internet Monk! Like it? Take some time and explore the site. You’ll find the same writers, the same desire to picnic in the post-evangelical wilderness. The new site is available in a variety of languages, including Irish just for Martha. We have more elements to add to the new site, […]

Luther’s First Hymn

By Chaplain Mike Today in worship we sang one of Martin Luther’s hymns, and I was impressed. So faithful to the Gospel, as one would expect. So warm in devotion, it might have come from the pen of Charles Wesley. Samuel Taylor Coleridge once wrote of Luther and his hymns: Luther did as much for […]

A Favorite Hymn: “This Is My Father’s World”

By Chaplain Mike Ever since I was a child, one of my favorite hymns has been, “This Is My Father’s World“, by Rev. Maltbie D. Babcock. I’m sure what first caught my attention was its lovely melody, which is said to have been adapted from an English folk tune by Franklin L. Sheppard. This hymn […]