We Have Caught the Vision Splendid

We Have Caught the Vision Splendid
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We have caught the vision splendid
Of a world which is to be,
When the pardoning love of Jesus
Freely flows from sea to sea,
When all men from strife and anger,
Greed and selfishness are free,
When the nations live together
In sweet peace and harmony.

We would help to build the city
Of our God, so wondrous fair;
Give our time, bring all our talents,
And each gift of beauty rare,
Powers of mind,
And strength of purpose,
Days of labour, nights of strain,
That God’s will may be accomplished,
O’er the kingdoms He shall reign.

Founded on the Rock of Ages,
Built upon God’s promise sure,
Strengthened by the cords of service,
We shall stand firm and secure;
When the Father, Son and Spirit
Crown our labours with success,
Men and angels then uniting
Shall God’s mighty love confess.

At this time of year, the Salvation Army around the world focuses on being “Partners in Mission” with one another. Fundraising is done with the goal of Salvationists in wealthier nations helping their counterparts in countries less affluent, although Salvationists in those countries also make sacrificial contributions. There is an international bond of friendship among Salvationists, as evidenced recently at the 2015 “Boundless” Congress in England. Our overall desire is that the good news of Jesus Christ be spread around the world, with all its diverse cultures. The above song speaks of this vision.

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The writer, Doris Rendell, was born in Yorkshire, England in 1896. She was the daughter of Staff-Captain Thomas Rendell, who assisted General William Booth in some of his campaign meetings. Doris accepted Christ as her Saviour at the age of eight after a junior meeting at Shepherd’s Bush. She was later active in young people’s work at Regent Hall Corps, London. As a lay person, she worked at the Ministry of Health before entering the training garrison for officers in 1921. Her years of officership were spent in the United Kingdom in various appointments, often in administration, and she retired as a Lieut.-Colonel in 1959. Her first song was published in 1930 and she later contributed more than 100 songs to The Musical Salvationist and other publications.

The Salvation Army around the world focuses on being “Partners in Mission” Click To Tweet Salvationists in wealthier nations helping their counterparts in countries less affluent Click To Tweet
WORDS: DORIS RENDELL MUSIC: (TUNE-AUSTRIA) FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN
S.A. SONG BOOK, 1987 EDITION, #833; 2015 EDITION, #938
REFERENCE: usawest.org
Video and Feature Photo Credit @gazrose https://gazrosemusic.me, twitter.com/gazrose , facebook.com/gazrose

 

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COVID 19 Update

The members of The Salvation Army Oshawa Temple want to protect you from any Covid-19 spread yet, at the same time, wish to journey life with you. 

At present, there are still reports of new strains of Covid-19 spread and, unfortunately, we are not at a level of vaccination that safely allows us to congregate. Therefore, we have initiated the following:

 In-Person Church Services are postponed until further notice, but our ONLINE SERVICES, complete with music, songs, prayer, and Biblically focused sermons can be found here. [Click to follow]

 Our CHURCH OFFICE is closed, but we are still available Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 3:00 pm).  If you have enquiries, needs, prayer requests, or simply want to discuss life, please connect with us by phone at 905-436-0011, text us at 289-768-5959, or email the office. Email address is  office@saoshawa.ca 

 Our FOOD BANK and THRIFT STORE are open in downtown Oshawa, but if you are solely in need of food, please make an appointment at 905-723-7422 ext 221. 

 DONATIONS can be dropped off at the Thrift Store.  Please access the Albert Street side of the building in downtown Oshawa from Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 4:30 pm) and Saturday (10:00 am – 4:00 pm).  The Thrift Store is closed on Sunday. More Thrift Store Details… [Click to follow]

 COUNSELLING SERVICES, including aid with annual TAX RETURNS, continue Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 4:30 pm),  but please call for an appointment at 905-723-7422. Registration for The Low Income Tax Clinic is online. [Click to follow]