Let's Hear It for the Third Verse

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If I ever wrote a hymn, it would only have three verses. Why write the third verse of a four verse hymn when your standard song leader usually skips the third verse. This thread is a chance for the often skipped third verse to shine. Remember, only one third verse per post!
 

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Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide Thee,
Though the eye of sinful man Thy glory may not see;
Only Thou art holy; there is none beside Thee,
Perfect in pow?r, in love, and purity.
 

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Baptist City Holdout said:
If I ever wrote a hymn, it would only have three verses. Why write the third verse of a four verse hymn when your standard song leader usually skips the third verse. This thread is a chance for the often skipped third verse to shine. Remember, only one third verse per post!
(This does not concern a third verse but.....)  There are actually 18 verses to Charles Wesley's, "O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing", all of which really seem to hit home.  One verse that is never sung is verses 15 which shows the extent of the ministry of the Wesley brothers: 

"Harlots and publicans and thieves,
in holy triumph join!
Saved is the sinner that believes
From crimes as great as mine.

If anyone is curious- https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/o-for-a-thousand-tongues-to-sing-18-original-stanzas
 

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Edwards said:
Baptist City Holdout said:
If I ever wrote a hymn, it would only have three verses. Why write the third verse of a four verse hymn when your standard song leader usually skips the third verse. This thread is a chance for the often skipped third verse to shine. Remember, only one third verse per post!
(This does not concern a third verse but.....)  There are actually 18 verses to Charles Wesley's, "O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing", all of which really seem to hit home.  One verse that is never sung is verses 15 which shows the extent of the ministry of the Wesley brothers: 

"Harlots and publicans and thieves,
in holy triumph join!
Saved is the sinner that believes
From crimes as great as mine.

If anyone is curious- https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/o-for-a-thousand-tongues-to-sing-18-original-stanzas
Definitely! Love it!
 

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My Sin, O the Bliss
Of this glorious thought,
My sin, not in part, but the whole.
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more
Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord, O' My Soul

It is Well
 

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Like a mighty army, moves the Church of God.
Brothers we are treading, where the saints have trod.
We are not divided, all one body we,
One in hope and doctrine, one in charity.

Onward Christian Soldiers
(when I was a song leader for an IFB church, I always made sure we sang this verse)
 

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When we look at others with their land and gold,
Think that God has promised us his wealth untold.
Count your many blessings, money can not buy,
Your reward in Heaven nor your home on high.

Count your Blessings.
 

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I find the 3rd verse in many hymns to be the most poignant.

The pattern goes like this.
1st verse - Sets up the theme
2nd verse - Amplifies or gives another example of the theme
3rd verse - Applies the theme.  Points to the cross.
4th verse - Closes the theme with hope.

You can usually skip the 2nd verse on most hymns without losing as much as skipping the 3rd.
 

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4th Verse of a 5 Verse Song

One day the grave could conceal him no longer,
One day the stone rolled away from the door,
Then he arose over death he had conquered,
Now is ascended, my Lord evermore.
 

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Well Might the sun refuse to shine,
And hide its glories in,
When Christ the mighty maker died,
For man, the creatures sin.

At the Cross
 

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"God of man?s exploring mind,
God of wisdom, God of time,
Launch us from complacency
To a world in need of thee.
God of power, God of might,
God of rockets firing bright.
Hearts ignite and thrust within,
Love for Christ to share with men."
 

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The 3rd verse to any contemporary worship song = Repeat verses 1-2 twenty times with more emotion.  [emoji12]

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HammondCheese said:
The 3rd verse to any contemporary worship song = Repeat verses 1-2 twenty times with more emotion.  [emoji12]

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You are so good!!!!!!!!!
 

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Of course if you went FBC Hammond under Hyles, we just sang two verses of a hymn at any given time. Could have occasionally sung a third verse, but very seldom.
 

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Baptist City Holdout said:
Of course if you went FBC Hammond under Hyles, we just sang two verses of a hymn at any given time. Could have occasionally sung a third verse, but very seldom.
Yeah, I was there for a while...  First and Last!  Haha

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Abide with Me

I need thy presence every passing hour.
What but thy grace can foil the tempter's power?
Who like thyself my guide and strength can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, O abide with me.
 

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This has to be one of the most soul arresting verses of all:

Holy, holy, holy
Though the darkness hide thee
Though the eye of sinful man
Thy glory may not see
Only Thou art holy,
There is none beside Thee
perfect in power, in love and purity.
 

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When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

3 See, from his head, his hands, his feet,
sorrow and love flow mingled down.
Did e'er such love and sorrow meet,
or thorns compose so rich a crown?
 

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This is one of my favorite threads ever...

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Standing on the Promises

3rd and 4th of 5

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Standing on the promises I now can see
Perfect, present cleansing in the blood for me;
Standing in the liberty where Christ makes free,
  Standing on the promises of God.
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Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord,
Bound to Him eternally by love?s strong cord,
Overcoming daily with the Spirit?s sword,
  Standing on the promises of God.
 
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