The Zion Hill Memorial Sacred Harp Singing will be held the third Sunday——June 21, 2009——at the meeting house of Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church. The building is located off FM 840 on County Road 368, southeast of Henderson, Texas. We will be using the 2006 Cooper Revision of The Sacred Harp. Singing will start at 10 a.m. and we usually close around 3 p.m. Dinner on the Ground served by the church and community. After the close of the singing we will have a planning session for the East Texas Convention.
For a map with directions from Henderson, click HERE.
Come join in, and help us to sing.
Mercy, O thou Son of David!
Thus blind Bartimaeus prayed;
Others by thy grace are saved,
Now to me afford thine aid:
Many for his crying chide him,
But he called the louder still;
Till the gracious Savior bid him
"Come, and ask me what you will."
Money was not what he wanted,
Though by begging used to live;
But he asked, and JESUS granted
Alms, which none but he could give:
LORD remove this grievous blindness,
Let my eyes behold the day;
Strait he saw, and won by kindness,
Followed JESUS in the way.
O! methinks I hear him praising,
Publishing to all around;
"Friends, is not my case amazing?
What a Savior I have found:
O! that all the blind but knew him,
And would be advised by me!
Surely, would they hasten to him,
He would cause them all to see."
John Newton (1725-1807)
Olney Hymns, 1779.