The Music of Kathleen Vick
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  • JOHN NEWTON "Bitter, Indeed, The Waters Are" Exodus 15:23-25

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    "BITTER, INDEED, THE WATERS ARE" is Hymn No. 13 in Book I of John Newton's famous Olney Hymnal of 1779. I have written a new melody for Mr. Newton's incredible sacred poem, hoping that many believers will want to sing it.

    The LORD Jesus Christ is a glorious God! But we all are blind to Him and His great glory because of our sin. The temporal, fleeting things of this life and this world are the things that we, in our sin-induced blindness, will highly esteem. And unless God intervenes, we will remain in our sins to the day of our death. The wicked who never saw the glory of God in Christ or knew the devastation of sin, will live on earth, having born no fruit to God and will die without any hope of joy in the eternal existence to come. In eternity, they must and will be judged for their sin.

    Don't be fooled! Hell is real, eternal and is the destination of every soul who lives and dies without the LORD Jesus Christ. Most so-called "religious" groups and denominations just lie for political and monetary gain. They laugh hell away with their own teachings. But the truth concerning judgment for sin is clearly outlined in God's Word, The Bible.

    Isn't there any way out? Yes! There is a Saviour! His Name is JESUS and He is known and apprehended by revelation of Himself to chosen sinners. He reveals Himself to His people, takes away the scales from their eyes, the hardness from their hearts, the deadness from their souls. He causes these people to love and esteem Christ above all things, for this glorious Man has put away their sin by the sacrifice of Himself on their behalf. How? Where? AT THE CROSS and in the resurrection of His Body on the 3rd day. His people died in Him and were raised to new life in Him. At the cross, the LORD Jesus was "saving Himself", for His people ARE the Body of Christ.
    Mind-blowing, yes, but sinners apprehend these truths by His faith.

    But aren't we all "sinners"? Well, yes. The LORD said that ALL have sinned and come short of the glory of God. But only His chosen people will admit that they are "sinners". The knowledge of sin comes by the revelation of Christ through His Word. This is a great miracle, and a token of the Spirit of God beginning a work in the soul. The LORD continues the work of His Salvation by revealing Himself as the solution for sin, for He became sin for each and every one of His Own people. And at the cross and in the resurrection, we are made the righteousness of God in Him. As one famous believer has said, "A sinner is a sacred thing!"

    John Newton expounds these great truths in his sacred poem, "The Bitter Waters", from Exodus 15. The children of Israel are sojourning through the dry, dusty wilderness not long after the LORD delivered them out of the bondage of Egypt with a Mighty Hand. Who hasn't heard the thrilling account of how the LORD divided the Red Sea asunder, enabling every soul to pass by on dry ground to the other side? But the thrill of those exhiliarating events is dimming now as this great multitude begins to be hungry and thirsty in the middle of nowhere.

    Longing for a taste of cool, clean water, they come upon a place where the waters are bitter and foul. In their doubt, unbelief, haste and rebellion, they cry to Moses, saying, "What shall we drink?"

    Moses calls out to the LORD on behalf of the people of God and the LORD tells Moses how to make those bitter waters sweet. If you are not familiar with this story, please read Exodus 15 for yourself.

    Newton says, a "wonder-working wood can make those bitter waters good". The tree cast into the foul waters of Marah is a symbol of the LORD Jesus Christ Himself. In Galatians 6:14, the cross that Paul spoke of is not the wooden tree on which our LORD died, but rather the doctrine of the death, burial and resurrection of the Son of God. The LORD Jesus had no sin, but He became sin for us that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.

    What a picture God has graciously painted! The whole world is a dry, dusty wilderness. The waters running through it appear to be good, but prove to be foul, for truly, there is no satisfaction to man's soul in anything on earth devoid of the presence of Christ. Man will drink and drink and will finally die. Unless the foul, sin-sullied waters of this life on earth are made sweet and eternally beneficial by the Person and Work of our LORD Jesus Christ, there is no hope for man. Without Christ, man is a goner, now and forevermore.

    The wood, the tree, that makes the bitter waters of sin and death sweet and potable is Christ Hiimself. Jesus is, as Newton has said, "...the healing tree, known and prized by few."

    What a blessing this project has been to my soul ! I pray that many others will be abundantly blessed by it, too. The music notation is FREE for you to download at http://media.sermonaudio.co... Show less
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    • "OUR FATHER WHICH ART IN HEAVEN" A New Melody for a Familiar Scripture Passage - Duration: 3 minutes, 13 seconds.

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      Some call it "The LORD's Prayer", but it's really the prayer our LORD Jesus taught His people to pray at all times. "His people"? Who are "His people"? A sermon I recommend to you that will clearl...
    • JERUSALEM! A New Song on Psalm 137 - Duration: 3 minutes, 53 seconds.

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      JERUSALEM! A New Song on Psalm 137 by Kathleen Vick.
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    • "MOM'S SONG" In Memory of My Mother, Geraldine Holt Shea - Duration: 6 minutes, 5 seconds.

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      I grew up in a family where the name of Jesus was hardly ever mentioned. When I was a child, I recall that we all attended a church as a family, but in our home, there was no mention at all of anyt...
    • JOHN NEWTON "I Asked the LORD That I Might Grow" - Duration: 4 minutes, 14 seconds.

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      "I ASKED THE LORD THAT I MIGHT GROW" is Hymn No. 36 in Book III of John Newton's famous Olney Hymnal of 1779. The new melody for this incredible hymn poem is by Kathleen Vick.

      Child of God, the LO...
    • "JESUS SAID, COME UNTO ME" A New Song on Matthew 11:28 - Duration: 6 minutes, 31 seconds.

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      I was in my early thirties when my parents made a startling statement. Out of the blue, mom and dad said, "We were saved!" They explained that they had "accepted JESUS", and were baptized in the la...
    • JOHN NEWTON "Lovest Thou Me?" John 21:16 - Duration: 4 minutes, 55 seconds.

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      "LOVEST THOU ME?" Hymn No. 119 - The Olney Hymnal of 1779. Here is my melody for Mr. Newton's sacred poem on John 21:16. I wrote this tune in the dead of winter, in a dark, cold season of spiritua...
    • JOHN NEWTON "The Woman of Samaria" John 4:1-29 - Duration: 5 minutes, 16 seconds.

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      A new melody by hymn writer and composer, Kathleen Vick. "THE WOMAN OF SAMARIA" is Hymn No. 111 in Book 1 of John Newton's Olney Hymnal of 1779. The woman of Samaria is one of the many souls named...
    • JOHN NEWTON "As Parched In The Barren Sands" Hymn 66, Book 1, Olney Hymnal of 1779 - Duration: 4 minutes, 32 seconds.

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      On every page of God's Word, from Genesis to the Book of The Revelation, the fact of God's electing love to chosen sinners is expounded and cannot be denied. There are only two nations known to God...
    • "NO CONDEMNATION NOW" A New Song on Romans 8:1 - Duration: 4 minutes, 57 seconds.

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      "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit."

      From all eternity past, God has loved His people. And He will love ...
    • "IN THE CROSS OF CHRIST I GLORY" A New Hymn on Galatians 6:14 - Duration: 7 minutes, 46 seconds.

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      By nature, by logic and by natural human thought, everyone in this world considers themselves to be "basically good". But God tells us that all men, all women and all children are "basically evil"....
    • JOHN NEWTON "In Evil Long I Took Delight" - Duration: 3 minutes, 47 seconds.

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      A new melody for JOHN NEWTON'S, "In Evil Long I Took Delight" (Hymn No. 57, Book 2 in The Olney Hymnal of 1779). The music is by hymn writer and composer, Kathleen Vick.

      On Sunday, August 9, 2009...
    • "LORD, Bring Revival!" A New Song on Psalm 51:12 - Duration: 4 minutes.

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      "LORD, BRING REVIVAL!" Okay everybody! If you're SAVED, stand up and say, "AMEN"! Now, all you who saved yourselves by "accepting Jesus", please sit down. Sit down and listen to this very concise...
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    Our LORD Jesus Christ settled the matter of the salvation of his elect people long before you were born, long before this world was made! Oh yes, this is the truth of the Gospel of God's Sovereign Free Grace to chosen sinners in the Person and Work of His Darling Son, the LORD Jesus Christ. This is the God of the Bible - not the flimsy, cardboard god of modern evangelical will worship - not the sad, wimpy god who really loves everybody, but darn it all, will send you to hell if you don't be good. NO WAY! That's not the True and Living God! The Scripture declares that "...He shall save His people from their sins..." (Matthew 1:21), and for these chosen ones, the Israel of God, the elect from before the foundations of the earth, every stroke of the clock, every nano second in this dispensation of time, will bring the LORD Jesus Christ closer to their appointed hour of love. He will reveal Himself to each one by the hearing of the Word of God to their souls. They will know Him as the great and glorious God, Who Himself, took upon Himself the sin of His people. He suffered eternal hell on their behalf and thus, set them free from sin and death forevermore. Each child of the Living God, each bride of the Lamb, will hear the Word of God, will believe and will come to Him for cleansing, forgiveness, justification and life. For these blessed souls, "there is therefore now no condemnation", for they are indwelled with the Spirit of Christ, they walk in His Spirit and no longer walk after the way and fashion of this dying world. They recognize the false gospel of Cain and shun it, for it is blasphemy against their God and His Glorious Salvation. So tell me, what will you do to be saved? What would you give to know, for a certainty, that you have been cleansed of all your sin - past, present and future - and have received the gift of eternal life? What would you give to begin again, to begin a whole new day? What will you give to God to please Him? Do you deserve to enter into His Holy Hill, because you want to? Do you have a free will and have decided that serving God makes sense (as long as all your service will earn you something in the end)? ANSWER NOW THIS QUESTION: Will you give nothing? Will you do nothing? Can you simply believe that God has saved His people from their sins? Shall not the God of all the earth do whatsoever He is pleased to do with all His possessions?

    I now present this music to you in His Holy Name, for Jacob's chosen race will come. May God's people be encouraged to proclaim the majesty of their LORD and Saviour in this present distress. Here are videos of 8 of my new hymns - each one is based on a specific Scripture Text. Be sure to read the blog comments and listen to the excellent sermons posted with each new hymn.
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    Our LORD Jesus Christ settled the matter of the salvation of his elect people long before you were born, long before this world was made! Oh yes, this is the truth of the Gospel of God's Sovereign Free Grace to chosen sinners in the Person and Work of His Darling Son, the LORD Jesus Christ. This is the God of the Bible - not the flimsy, cardboard god of modern evangelical will worship - not the sad, wimpy god who really loves everybody, but darn it all, will send you to hell if you don't be good. NO WAY! That's not the True and Living God! The Scripture declares that "...He shall save His people from their sins..." (Matthew 1:21), and for these chosen ones, the Israel of God, the elect from before the foundations of the earth, every stroke of the clock, every nano second in this dispensation of time, will bring the LORD Jesus Christ closer to their appointed hour of love. He will reveal Himself to each one by the hearing of the Word of God to their souls. They will know Him as the great and glorious God, Who Himself, took upon Himself the sin of His people. He suffered eternal hell on their behalf and thus, set them free from sin and death forevermore. Each child of the Living God, each bride of the Lamb, will hear the Word of God, will believe and will come to Him for cleansing, forgiveness, justification and life. For these blessed souls, "there is therefore now no condemnation", for they are indwelled with the Spirit of Christ, they walk in His Spirit and no longer walk after the way and fashion of this dying world. They recognize the false gospel of Cain and shun it, for it is blasphemy against their God and His Glorious Salvation. So tell me, what will you do to be saved? What would you give to know, for a certainty, that you have been cleansed of all your sin - past, present and future - and have received the gift of eternal life? What would you give to begin again, to begin a whole new day? What will you give to God to please Him? Do you deserve to enter into His Holy Hill, because you want to? Do you have a free will and have decided that serving God makes sense (as long as all your service will earn you something in the end)? ANSWER NOW THIS QUESTION: Will you give nothing? Will you do nothing? Can you simply believe that God has saved His people from their sins? Shall not the God of all the earth do whatsoever He is pleased to do with all His possessions?

    I now present this music to you in His Holy Name, for Jacob's chosen race will come. May God's people be encouraged to proclaim the majesty of their LORD and Saviour in this present distress. Here are videos of 8 of my new hymns - each one is based on a specific Scripture Text. Be sure to read the blog comments and listen to the excellent sermons posted with each new hymn.
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