April 11th, 2021

SERMON: SUNDAY OF ST JOHN CLIMACUS 2021


SERMON FOR SUNDAY of ST JOHN CLIMACUS

April 11, 2021

When I was a kid in public school, we used to have an amazing choral music program run by Miss Allen. Her enthusiasm for teaching music was boundless, and her joy was infectious! In those days we learned all kinds of patriotic and Christian spiritual songs. It was a different world back then! One of the songs that we learned was an African American song called “We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder.” The words that I learned go like this:

We are climbing Jacob's ladder

We are climbing Jacob's ladder

We are climbing Jacob's ladder

Soldiers of the Cross.

Every rung goes higher, higher

Every rung goes higher, higher

Every rung goes higher, higher

Soldiers of the Cross.

Sinner do you love my Jesus?

Sinner do you love my Jesus?

Sinner do you love my Jesus?

Soldiers of the Cross.

If you love Him, why not serve Him?

If you love Him, why not serve Him?

If you love Him, why not serve Him?

Soldiers of the Cross

Keep on climbing, we will make it

Keep on climbing, we will make it

Keep on climbing, we will make it

Soldiers of the Cross.

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