Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven


Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven;

To His feet thy tribute bring.

Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,

Who like me His praise should sing:

Alleluia! Alleluia!

Praise the everlasting King.


Praise Him for His grace and favour

To our fathers in distress.

Praise Him still the same as ever,

Slow to chide, and swift to bless.

Alleluia! Alleluia!

Glorious in His faithfulness.


Fatherlike He tends and spares us;

Well our feeble frame He knows.

In His hands He gently bears us,

Rescues us from all our foes.

Alleluia! Alleluia!

Widely yet His mercy flows.


Frail as summer’s flower we flourish,

Blows the wind and it is gone;

But while mortals rise and perish

Our God lives unchanging on,

Praise Him, Praise Him, Hallelujah

Praise the High Eternal One!


Angels, help us to adore Him;

Ye behold Him face to face;

Sun and moon, bow down before Him,

Dwellers all in time and space.

Alleluia! Alleluia!

Praise with us the God of grace.


-Henry Lytle

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Is Twitter Beginning to Gross You Out?

I know people who began a Twitter account several years ago to promote their writing, their church, etc., and actually do not enjoy their experience on Twitter anymore. However, they do not want to waste the time invested. What should they do?

Well, they could hire a professional, but that is out of the question for many individuals. Here is my suggestion:

Log in and make a post two or three times a week. While there click on notifications and respond to each. By clicking “favorite” it shows an acknowledgment that is appreciated in a friendly way.

You can retweet the people who #FF mention you, but if they are a bother, don’t bother. If you are mentioned repeatedly just retweet once. I don’t bother with DMs anymore, but if you want to check go ahead. Beware that many are simply an automated message sent to all new followers.

The most important thing is you need to go into followers every couple of days and follow people back. You can welcome them but if that is going to fill up your timeline, don’t. If you still want to grow your account, and especially if the person looks to be a peer or someone you would like to know, what I do is click through to their account and favorite a few good tweets and retweet the best of them. That person will appreciate it and you have added a bit of quality to your timeline.

There are some new sickos so watch out. They post both porn and odd, disturbing photos of skin diseases and such things. Someone made a bunch of accounts with names like “Love Quotes” but it is porn and sick photos that tend to shock one. For me, this ilk is ruining Twitter.

If you see porn show up on your timeline you need to first look to see if it was retweeted (that’s the main m.o.) Look for the tiny writing at the top, click through and unfollow them, and then go back and block the other one).

If Twitter doesn’t do anything about porn I may join my friends in only spending 15-30 minutes a week on it. It is a shame. I still enjoy it as a communication tool. In the meantime I will block and report. I encourage you to do the same.