The Cross – Jesus in China – Parts 2 and 3

Part 2 – Seeds of Blood & Part 3 – The Bitter Cup

The Cross – Jesus in China – Parts 1 and 4

Part 1 – The Spring of Life & Part 4 – The Canaan Hymns

My Most Understanding Friend – A Canaan Hymn, by Xiao Min

If, after viewing The Canaan Hymns documentary, you have wondered how do Xiao Min’s hymns sound like and what are their lyrics, here is an example, the hymn ”My Most Understanding Friend’, inspired by “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”

My Most Understanding Friend 
Music and lyrics by Xiao Min

Lord, You are my most understanding friend,
Lord, You are my dearest companion.
You are always on my mind, every day,
I long to see Your face.

At every stage of my life,
During each little pause in my life,
Your hand is always holding me,
Keeping me by Your side,

Telling me the path which I should take,
That I might not slide towards death!
How long, how wide, how deep and high is Your love!
From the depths of my heart, I am in awe!

With You, I need nothing else!
My heart is joined to Yours!
I have vowed to follow You and never change my mind!

(Source, HERE)

The Canaan Hymns

This is the amazing story of Xiao Min, a very gifted composer in the house churches in China.

This is part of a four episodes documentary titled ‘The Cross – Jesus in China’.

World Watch Monitor – Chinese house church leader Samuel Lamb dies

Samuel Lamb

Rev. Samuel Lamb

Summary
One of the most well-known Christian leaders in China, Pastor Samuel Lamb, died on Saturday (Aug 3) in Guangzhou, aged 88.

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Chinese house church leader Samuel Lamb dies

One of the most well-known Christian leaders in China, Pastor Samuel Lamb, died on Saturday (Aug 3) in Guangzhou, aged 88.

He had been arrested during one of the first big waves of persecution in Mao’s China and was first imprisoned from 1955 to 1957, when estimates put the number of Christians in the country at a few million.

Lamb, also translated from the original Chinese as ‘Lam’, was targeted by the government because of his refusal to merge his illegal house church into the Three-Self Patriotic Movement, the state-regulated Protestant Church.

The Chinese authorities sentenced him a second time in 1958, when he spent 20 years in labour camps. Continue reading “World Watch Monitor – Chinese house church leader Samuel Lamb dies”