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. . . Showers of Blessing – Literally
The Citywide Hymn Sing group, braving heavy rain, in the throes of a drought, enthusiastically sang the opening hymn, “. . . Showers of Blessing” led by that evening’s MC – Larry Pine. This, last Friday evening, February 6th at Bethel Church, 1201 South Winchester Boulevard, San Jose, CA 95128.
As part of the program, I had the privilege of reading some of my poems and presenting a vocal rendition. (See my part below.)
Larry’s wife, Sharon, who accompanied me, is a terrific evangelistic style piano player with her own remarkable technique.
During the hymns, besides piano, the accompanists were excellent clarinet, flute, and bass saxophone players.
If you live in the San Jose area, or even visiting, come on over to the Hymn Sing! See the details below.
“You pick the hymns. This is an inspiring time of singing by the audience. No preaching, no pretext, no fees, just hymns. Put your hymn request on a paper, and we sing as many as we can from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Hymnbooks are provided. Meets the first Friday of each month except July.” (Larry Pine)
They usually meet ”in Lee Hall, at the back of Bethel’s main building on the ground floor. Park in the back and look for the signs.” (Larry Pine)
Here is my part of the program which was passed out to the attendees. Please take time to read the scripture verses. (The poems are on this website.)
♥ Some Poems and a Song ♫
Charles B. Mayes
Opening – Lighten Your Burden – Ps. 91:11
He’s Already Taken Care of It –
2 Chronicles 20:1-30
It Is No Secret – Stuart Hamblen ♫ – Ps. 112:4,7; Ps. 28:7
February ♥ :
–Mother and George Washington – Jer. 17:7
–Wake Up American Christians! – Jn. 8:36
–When Children Pray – Matt. 18:3-4
–I Don’t Have A Father – Ps. 68:5
–Children Praise the Lord: A Thanksgiving
Day Reading [with Actions (see website)] –
Right Where I Was – Ps. 63:8
Closing – Our God of Blessings – Deut. 28:6
I really appreciated the invitation from Larry Pine and enjoyed being at this gathering.
Charles B. Mayes
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