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About ericparkermusic

I'm a tired husband and father who is trusting Jesus to bear fruit in my life.

Confessions of a Recovering Moralist (a really bad one)

My name is Eric Parker, and I used to think I was something special. One of the dangers of being good at things is that when you compare yourself to others, you come out on top. When I was growing … Continue reading

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Sustain Me

David, the youngest son of Jesse was a lot of things.  Shepherd boy, musician, giant killer, poet, and King.  Oh, and he was also an adulterer, liar, and murderer. Still God called him “a man after my own heart.”  I don’t really know … Continue reading

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Come Ye Sinners

“Winners” and Losers If there is one time of year when Americans as a whole decide to make personal changes it is January.  We join gyms, start diets, make budgets, and make promises.  Why do we do this?  I don’t … Continue reading

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Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

Having written much on the subject of Christ’s first Advent in October and November, this month I am going to take the advice of the title of this month’s hymn and let the song speak for itself… Let All Mortal Flesh … Continue reading

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O Come Emmanuel

O Come Emmanuel This month I offer a version of O Come, O Come Emmanuel that I recorded last year.  The subject matter is very much the same as Come Thou Long Expected Jesus which I posted for October.  Most … Continue reading

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Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

The Longing The Advent season doesn’t technically start until the fourth Sunday before Christmas, but I start looking toward it as early as the first of October.  Halloween is meaningless to me.  Thanksgiving is a great excuse to eat leftover … Continue reading

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Light of Light

“In the Beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning.” – John 1:1 Secularism reigns in America today.  In almost every area of public life, we have … Continue reading

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O Sons and Daughters Let Us Sing

“If Jesus Christ is not risen from the dead, there is not one glimmer of hope for the human race.” – Konrad Adenauer John Mason Neale was a churchman and historian living in the mid 19th century.  Neale was a … Continue reading

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Thy Life Was Given for Me

“Either this is not the gospel, or we are not Christians.” – Thomas Linacre Thomas Linacre was born around 1460 and died in 1524, just after the beginning of the Protestant Reformation.  He was an Oxford professor and physician to … Continue reading

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Approach My Soul the Mercy Seat

A Hymn of Hope This month’s hymn is John Newton’s “Approach My Soul the Mercy Seat.”  You may not be familiar with this particular hymn, but you will know at least one of Newton’s other works.  His most famous hymn was … Continue reading

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