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God speaks in the

Silence of the heart.

Listening is the beginning of

Prayer - Mother Teresa


Welcome Hey there, How ya’ll doing? We all at Chordiels Music and our families are doing fantastic, summer heat is high though. MiniM - the Chordiels Magazine - is receiving good & best wishes from friends and families for its new title and the continuing works of presenting some little art form of writing. I wish every issue of MiniM carries articles of a new friend, or a celebrity or just an ordinary person whom I meet in a concert, in my workplace, in social networkings, on road, and anywhere. During the past passion weeks we met new good friends who told they were blessed of our music and the message. One other FB friend introduced his son, who is a young musician, conferred Doctorate of Music for his talents. We have him here. And regular articles, stories, poems and pics are not missed. Though the theme is ‘Silent Melody’, this issue is not silent, in the way it has carried lots of voices and some noises. Read them all. Don’t miss. Before closing, I wanted to let you all know that Chordiels is recording & working on their first Video DVD. Visit out FB page, our website, and twitter to know more about the DVD. All I have is Jesus, So I am Satisfied.

Be Satisfied. Chordielly in Christ,

Dr. S. Justus is the Founder-Director of Chordiels Music Group. He is a singer, composer and songwriter who is passionate in the creative art form of music, and in promoting Gospel Harmony Music. He is a full-time Professor working with the School of Computing Science & Engineering, VIT University.


MiniM Chordiels Magazine

In this Issue

Vol. 5, Issue 2, Apr - Jun 2016

8 Editors Dr. S. JUSTUS

Silence & stillness teaches life’s lessons

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Associate Editor Dr. V. IMMANUEL Head Publishing Shri. L. CHARLES SELVARAJ

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Published by: Chordiels Music | Handel Music Series Santhosapuram, Chennai 600073, TN, India

Quite The new loud

Dr. Ebin George The 32 World record holder

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Can You Hear Me? Thoughts from Rev. Kory

26 CHORDIELS MAGAZINE Published as e-Magazine in www.chordiels.com and www.issuu.com

Silence - A Tool For happy & peaceful life

18 Article Contributors Dr. Justus S Rev. Kory Dr. V. Immanuel Dr. Ebin George

Be Still & Know

Violin’s Sacred Fingers Poem by R. D. Stone

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The Secret of Satisfaction Thoughts from Dr. V. Immanuel

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Music Book A collection of 100 songs in 4-part harmony

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Silent Melody Are ever yours

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Be Still & Know By Dr. S. Justus That was a calm, breezy, drizzling winter afternoon. I and my guitar, trying to bring a new melody. The situation was serene for a young songwriter to create a new song. Then came a sweet melody in Am and soon the tune was constantly ringing in my mind. The tune is done. Now the lyric part is too tough for 18year-old Tamil songwriter. The theme of the song became to be ‘Song in the calm’. Struggled so much and finally stuffed some lyrics into the tune. That song was ‘Mazhai Mehangal’. Our church choir sang it for their Choir Sunday. This was my first song, wrote in 1994. World famous songwriters, composers and poets say, calmness and stillness are the most preferred situation to write a song or compose a tune. At the end of that silent times what we have will be a four-lined poem that can speak thousand feelings, or an epic that can convey hundreds of messages or a beautiful song that can refresh our souls and raise our hearts to sing His Praise. However, to be calm and still during our tough trial times, and be able to write a song will not be humanely possible. Before learning lessons from our tough bad times in life, we tend to spill so many words cursing, hating, scolding, shouting, and crying. If all these words could be picked up and read again, it will surely be the worst poems we would never like or never ever want anybody to read or hear. I have spilled countless words in the days of trails and temptations. It would have been better for me to have remained silent rather than shout those lyrics that no one wants to hear. Later, the best lesson learnt is ‘Be Still’. Stay silent and do what? What will happen if I stay still? I have waited patiently asking these questions when I want to be silent. Many were the days when only darkness was all around, slowly eating my bones, crushing them to pieces. As King David says, My bones have gone weak, so were the days. Everything, both good and bad, vanished away in those dark days. What more could you do? Fight back? Shout aloud? Get encouraged? Nothing I could do because there was no strength in my soul. All I could do is weep like orphan child for love and help. Stayed calm and silent for many months. Then the hand of Jesus touched me, and now I am no longer the same. Yes indeed. He touched me, with the same music I used to love. Every time my wife would ask me how joyous you are now, I would answer her, “He touched me”. “When?” “I don't know”. I would continue to answer her, “When I was nothing but a still heart, He came down to my level, understood me, loved me, cleansed me, took my hand and taught me to run, this time more swiftly”. He also assured, “ I will show everyone that I am your God.” True. He fought all my battles, did not let me fall down. Dear friend, can you be still and stay calm. Silence is the situation when we can hear God speak to us. It is the time, when we can truly understand that our God can do wonders and miracles for us. He desires that our hearts and spirit be silent in all our days of troubles. Do not utter a single word or even murmur in your mind. Those things are not going to help you. Just stay calm and know that our God is God - the I am. I’ve always loved to sing this song written by Bill Gaither - He touched me, and oh the joy the floods my soul. He touched me, and made me whole. PS: He touched me 14 years after the song that I wrote on that calm, breezy, drizzling


SILENCE - a great tool for a happy& peaceful life. 1. Be silent In the heat of anger - (Prov 14:17) 2. Be silent When you don't have all the facts - (Prov 18:13) 3. Be silent When you haven't verified the story -

(Deut 17:6)

4. Be silent If your words will offend a weaker person - (1 Cor 8:11) 5. Be silent When it is time to listen - (Prov 13:1) 6. Be silent When you are tempted to make light of holy things - (Eccl 5:2) 7. Be silent When you are tempted to joke about sin - (Prov 14:9) 8. Be silent If you would be ashamed of your words later - (Prov 8:8) 9. Be silent If your words would convey the wrong impression - (Prov 17:27) 10. Be silent If the issue is none of your business -

(Prov 14:10)


11. Be silent When you are tempted to tell an outright lie - (Prov 4:24) 12. Be silent If your words will damage someone else's reputation - (Pro 13. Be silent If your words will damage a friendship

16:27)

- (Prov 16:28)

14. Be silent When you are feeling critical - (James 3:9) 15. Be silent If you can't say it without screaming it -

(Prov 25:28)

16. Be silent If your words will be a poor reflection of the Lord or your friends and family - (1 Pt 2:21-23) 17. Be silent If you may have to eat your words later - (Prov 18:21) 18. Be silent If you have already said it more than one time - (Prov 19. Be silent When you are tempted to flatter a wicked person - (Prov

19:13)

24:24)

20. Be silent When you are supposed to be working instead - (Prov 14:23) “WHOEVER GUARDS HIS MOUTH AND TONGUE KEEPS HIS SOUL FROM TROUBLES" - (Prov 21:23). "BE STILL, AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD" (Ps 46:10)


Quiet, it seems, is the new loud. “There’s been a dramatic increase in the fine art use of sound—using and thinking about sound in new ways,” explains Mike Wyeld, a sound technical instructor working in the Royal College of Art’s animation department. “And the absence of sound gives you an experience you could not possibly have had before.” We’re speaking a few days after I visit London South Bank University’s anechoic chamber, the largest in London. Though designed for acoustics research and teaching, these rooms have become fetishised by avant-garde musicians and artists interested in sonic dynamics: from John Cage’s inaugural trip to Harvard’s chamber, an inspiration for his landmark 4’33”, to Mark Fell’s punishing ambisonic installation ?64 Beautiful Phase Violations at the University of Salford in 2013, and LSBU’s new collaborative PhD with the Royal College of Music. The university’s chamber has also recently played host to students from the RCA, attempting to record unembellished, “pure” textual sound—lighting matches, peeling oranges, bursting balloons—as a way of understanding extremes of sensory perception. Anechoic chambers, in case it needs clarifying, are built to harness total silence. Silence—true silence—is an anomaly in everyday life. It simply doesn’t exist. The closest you might get, GomezAgustina explains, would be in an empty field, without wildlife, on a completely still day. The ambient volume then would be around 25 decibels. Read more at http://motherboard.vice.com/read/inside-a-room-builtfor-total-silence


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Dr. Ebin George Ebin Rec George is an Indian Musician, Multi-instrumentalist, and Multiple World Record holder for playing most number of musical instruments (27) consecutively in one hour.He was born on February 2, 1992 in the Kingdom of Bahrain. His parents were active members of the Church choir and handled musical instruments. He got the inborn talent in music. He started playing instruments at the age of two. The first instrument that he experimented was the electronic pad drums. His first performance with the drums was at a Church programme at the age of three. He started schooling with the Asian School, Bahrain. As his parents relocated to India, he joined the Bishop Speechly Vidhyapeed, Kottayam, Kerala at the age of six. He performed in various stage programmes with keyboard, drums and got many accolades & prizes from the school and the church as well. He got enumerable opportunities to perform in the stage shows across UAE. He got awards and certificates from Inter-School competitions, Arabia Daily Inter Emirates, Lulu Group, ICPF etc. Nothing Is Impossible - Event Ebin's performance and attempt for the world record was held on Feb 2, 2013 at the SWC Auditorium (Sharjah Worship Centre), Sharjah, UAE during the event titled 'Nothing Is Impossible'. He proved his mettle by playing 27 instruments in an hour consecutively at the live musical concert. This musical extravaganza was witnessed by more than 2500 people along with the dignitaries, distinguished guests, leading business personalities, well- wishers and friends. The chief guest for the day Dr. Ayoub Kazim, Director of Dubai International Academic City, enthralled the audience by his inspiring message. It was followed by the keynote address by Dr. Tiju Thomas, Consul Economic Affairs, Indian Consulate Dubai. Dr. B. Ramjee, Ex. Director of Manipal University Dubai Campus, Mrs. Uma Prasad, Student Counsellor, Manipal University Dubai Campus, Mr. Abraham Mathew, Vice Principal, Emirates National School, Sharjah, Mr. Steve Thompson, Director, Berach International Music, UK also gave their felicitations. With his magical fingers, He played 27 instruments instead of 20, in 27 different genres made of various selfmade tracks consisting of Latin, Pop, Rock, Funk, Oriental, African, Carnatic, Irish etc. and had indeed taken an effort to make the impossible possible. Discography In August 2013, he released his first Piano Instrumental Album titled 'FORWARD' which comprises of piano instrumentals of popular songs with its backing tracks. The album was released internationally by various music distributors and is available in iTunes, Amazon, Spotify etc. The album 3 nominations from 2014 Rhythm of Gospel Awards, USA for International Artist of The Year, Special Event CD of The Year and Children / Young Adult Artist of The Year. TEDx On 26th February 2014, Ebin George got an opportunity to be a TEDx speaker on the Theme 'Lateral Perspective' hosted by IMT University, Dubai Campus. His first Tedx talk was on the topic 'You cannot learn Music' and spoke about the passion one needs to truly play music and how one can never learn music. He demonstrated several of his own unique ways of playing the guitar and the flute and won everyone's heart with his humility and raw talent. Along with Ebin, there were seven more distinguished speakers from various fields. Wall of Fame Award The Toastmasters International presented the 'Wall of Fame Award' in recognition of his achievements as the Multiple World Record Holder on January 23, 2015 at Dubai, ECC Toastmasters Club. Nothing Is Impossible- Grand Finale The Grand Finale is scheduled to be held on the 30thof January 2016. That event will be a culmination with the declaration of awards and the Ceremony in the presence of dignitaries from the Ministries from UAE and Kerala, Indian Consulate in UAE, Universities, Various o rg a n i z a t i o n s a n d B u s i n e s s personalities in UAE. Ebin's live concert (Glimpses of the Event of the World Record) will be followed after the ceremony.


Dr. Ebin George with 32 World Records The event Nothing is Impossible - Grand Finale held on 30 January 2016 was inaugurated by the chief guest Deputy Vice- Consul Indian Consulate Dubai, Mr. Muraleedaran K. Mr. Issa Marsooq Fraj Al Alavi (UAE Govt), Mr. Khalid Navad Dad (UAE), Mr. Mohammed Sayyed Al Rais (Emirates Aviation), Dr. Peter Kue (Heriot Watt University Dubai Campus), Dr. Kotta Reddy (Manipal University Dubai Campus), Mr. Abraham Mathew (Emirates National School Sharjah) were the guests of honors for the day. They all offered their felicitations. It was followed by the Award Ceremony and Ebin George's Live Musical Concert. Ebin George a young musical maestro had set the world record by playing 27 musical instruments consecutively in a one hour concert held on 2nd February 2013 at the SWC Auditorium in the presence of dignitaries from the Ministry of the UAE, Indian Consulate and distinguished guests. Within the span of three years he got 27 approvals from various World Record Authorities and won the title 'Most N u m b e r ( 27 ) o f i n s t r u m e n t s p l aye d consecutively in a one hour concert. Apart from that he also got the approval from five World Record Authorities for the title 'Most no (5) of world records received by a single person or for an event. Ebin was also conferred an honorary doctorate 'Doctor of Music' by the ViceChancellor Prof. Dr. Albert Jay Singh from the University of Jerusalem, India Campus considering his passion for Music and accolades received till date. Ebin was accorded certificates in Electronic Keyboard up to Grade 8 from the Trinity College of Music, London and also Certification in Music Production from the Berkley College of Music, USA. All the instruments were tutored by himself except the keyboard. Ebin says that “It is not his name being written in the book of records that is important, but his name being in the Book of Life�. He has proved his mettle and has determined to make the impossible possible as the title of the event, Nothing Is Impossible.


Can you hear me?

We are afraid of silence. It's a plain and simple fact that we'd rather have some mindless TV show that we're not even watching blaring in the background rather than face silence. Even in our everyday conversation, we avoid it. I teach in my Public Speaking class about vocalized pauses. You know what those are? “Um,” “like,” “you know.” And our brain uses those almost involuntarily to avoid leaving a gap of silence until our next thought. So instead of a noiseless pause until our next word, we break the silence with “Umm…” I want to try an experiment. When I ask, I want you to close your eyes. I'm going to be quiet for a certain amount of time no cheering! and I want you to raise your hand when you think one minute has elapsed. No fair counting in your head! So I'll shut up and turn around, we'll have total quiet, and you should raise your hand when you think we've reached the one minute mark. Got it? Go!

by Rev. Kory

How did that feel? It was very awkward for me. I kept waiting for someone to say something. Moments of silence feel like eternities to us, because we are so used to having noise in our lives. Somebody should be saying something! When I first started making hospital visits in seminary, I had a lot of trouble being in a room with someone without saying something. Surely there was something I could say to help. The silence, as they say, was deafening. Why are we so afraid of silence? The irony is that it is in the silence where we are mostly likely to hear God. And yet, our lives are absolutely overflowing with noise. Here's my theory about our fear of silence: we are afraid to be quiet because when we are, it means we are not speaking. And when we are not speaking, that means we are not in control of the conversation. And if you're like me, you like to be in control. There's a name for people like us: control freaks. That sounds so negative! But I think in reality we are all control freaks. Who likes to be out of control? We all want a hand in what is going to happen. And when we're quiet, when we create space in our lives for God to speak, we don't have the floor. This feels so strange to us because our world is built around control. So much control in our lives is put right at our fingertips. We control what channels we watch, the exact temperature of our surroundings, the seconds it takes to nuke our dinners, and the exact moment the sprinklers come on to water our lawn. We can pay bills, order Christmas presents, and make plans for dinner, all with the click of the mouse. And with increasing technology, we are becoming more and more in control of our cars, houses, and through medical advances, our own bodies. We can take medicine to help us lose weight, or to put on muscle, to grow hair or to get rid of wrinkles. The prediction is that, as these advances increase, the average life span of humans


We believe we have the ability to will our world into being. We create and live in the world we want. To the finest detail, we can tailor almost every facet of our existence to our specifications. In a world we will into being, there's not much need for mystery, because we believe nothing is outside our control. We can protect my family from burglars, offensive music, and mosquito bites. What color do you want your walls? Your hair? Do you want to know your neighbors, or have a privacy fence to keep them out? How big do you want your TV to be? What temperature do you want your side of the car? How comfy do you want your side of the mattress? We are in control. Almost. OK, not even almost. We are not in control. We don't like to hear that, but we aren't. In an article about the illusion of control, the author said, “Death always drives the fastest car on the highway.” In other words, no matter how luxurious your SUV with the leather seats, DVD players, and heated cupholders, you still have to stop and wait when a funeral passes. We are not in control. But we like to think that we are, because the alternative is too much for us to bear, so we design and insulate our lives to give us the illusion of control. We do this in order not to face reality. As Eric Sandras says, “We spend a lot of time distracting ourselves in order to keep from thinking about the things we don't want to think about, like doubt, discouragement, and death.” But even in our highly controlled world, we still get glimpses of the larger truths. There's an a cappella group called the Bobs who have a song about a man who almost has it all. One of the verses goes like this: “I got Persian rugs, I got exterminated bugs, I got a house that goes from over there to here, my basement's full of fine imported beer, but I got somethin' somethin' in my ear. I got tubeless tires, I got phones without wires, I got a hundred-year-old bonsai redwood tree, I've had successful arthroscopic surgery (on his knee), But last Friday a pigeon pooped on me.” In other words, we can get our MBA from Harvard, have overachieving kids, drive cars that cost more than our first house, wear clothes that cost more than our first car, but when we walk our dog, we still have to carry a pooper scooper. We can try to trick ourselves into believing we're in control, but in the end, we're not in control. If we want to go deeper spiritually, the first thing we have to do is relinquish our illusion of control and turn that over to God. David Goetz says, “In true spirituality the first act is a decision not to act, which goes against all we believe. Shouldn't we be doing something for Jesus? But before we do, we must be: to listen and wait for God, to make space for God.” At first, that sounds scary: listen, wait, make space. We're used to speaking, acting, taking up space. What would it be like if we followed Jesus' example? Mark tells us, “Early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.” Go off alone? I don't know about you, but I don't like to be alone. When I'm with other people, I feel needed, loved, important. But when I'm alone, I'm reminded of just how small I am and how big God is. Being alone can feel so…lonely.

That's why I think our idea of “getting away” is a walk in the Forest Preserve or a weekend in Wisconsin…with a few thousand other people who are looking for some solitude. Can we ever really get away like Jesus did? I'd love to take the morning to get away and pray, but have you seen my email inbox lately? How do we get away in suburbia? Here's some good news for us: Goetz makes the point that quietness is more inside space than outside space. He says, “Solitude begins with the practice of being still. For one minute, two minutes, five minutes to rest from our pursuit of efficiency.” To paraphrase the psalmist, be still and know that I am God and you are not. Being still reminds us that God is in control, and we are called to simply be, not do. This is not easy. I struggle with being still. And, being the control person I am, if I'm going to take time to be still, I want results. I want something to show for it. I want a transcript of my lengthy and enlightening conversation with God. If I can will my world into being, I should be able to will my God into conversation. And if God won't speak to me, at least I can keep talking and talking and talking to him. As long as there's no silence. There's a Zen saying that goes, “Only speak if you can improve the silence.” I believe that it is only when we are truly still that we can know God most deeply. But that takes discipline. Spiritual writer Henri Nouwen says, “It's not easy to sit and trust that in solitude God will speak to you not as a magical voice but that he will let you know something gradually over the years.” Years? I don't have years! If I can have popcorn in three minutes and my clothes cleaned in an hour, I don't want to have to wait years for anything. But it's taken so many years to fill up our lives with noise that it's going to take awhile to begin to empty it out, to clear some space in the clutter for God to come and abide with us. Is it possible to live the deeper life and the noisy life? Maybe, but I doubt it. And yet our lives are so full of noise, it's hard to imagine living any other way. The reality is that if we aren't intentional about building quietness into our lives, it will be quickly eaten up by the 100 things we have to do. But if we're willing to try, the rewards can be renewing. Eric Sandras gives this advice: “In the morning, or in the evening, take five minutes and refuse to turn on any noise-making device (that can include family members). The regular exercise of silence can flush our minds clean of unwanted noise.” Just sit. Just be. Breathe. Listen. Give up your control. Be still. Look, the noise will still be waiting for you when you're done. I promise. But for those few moments, remind yourself who is really the Lord in your life. Be still, and know that God is God and you are not.

Source:https://revkory.wordpress.com/2007/09/1 6/this-weeks-sermon-silence-can-you-hear-menow/


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Violin's Sacred Fingers Swirling love yesterday's vibrations seem very sheltered are you on your own my love. .. . has your calloused heart of crimson squeezed stars of all their wishes ? The eyes of morn played and from the heart of song light came to your silence in tender hums of strings your dream went sadly wrong

and eternity took the chords we breathed into violin's sacred fingers. -by R.D. Stone http://allpoetry.com/poem/11597411-Violins-SacredFingers-by-RolinSton


The Secret of Satisfaction by Dr. Immanuel


“Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ.” (KJV) - Phil 3:8, 14 “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus”. Two significant priorities: winning Christ, Christ the goal I used to wonder what St. Paul saw in Christ that forced him to consider everything else in the world to be mean and despicable. The answer to this question is found in I Corinthians 2:2 “For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” The true understanding of God happens at the cross, only at the cross. The natural corollary is to know about our own self- our nature. It is at this point that a man acknowledges the need for Savior and cries out to Him. Again it is here we realize that our ugly, animal self is pardoned by the huge price paid on Calvary, He is satisfied to the core. Whom the cross has not satisfied, nothing else can satisfy, nobody can satisfy. They become a huge liability to those around them. I was listening to the message given by late servant of God pastor. Sam Sundar at the funeral ceremony of his dear wife. He mentioned that they lived just in a room after they are married. The same room was their bedroom, kitchen, dining room, prayer room and of course, at times their toilet. Can you imagine this? They were people whom the cross had satisfied. With this example it should be utterly easy to analyze what satisfies us and our families. When we get saved, God attends to us like a little child. Later things change. A close watch would make us understand that God trains His people by deserting them temporarily or by not answering them immediately. A few examples 1. God forsook Hezekiah in order to test him. 2 Chro.32:31 2. He asked a man to sacrifice his only son gen.22:2 3. He is very arbitrary and does not consult anybody. Is 43:18 4. He killed three thousand idolaters in Israel, but did not kill the one who made the idol. Exo.32:28 5. He makes the whole world hate us because of Him. Mathew 10:22 6. He called a woman dog. Mathew 15:26 7. He creates tension between daughter-in-law and mother-in-law. Mathew 10:35 8. He did not allow a young man to attend his dad's funeral service. Luke 9:60 9. Anyone who comes to Him must hate his mother, wife and others. Luke 14:25-27 This is a very limited list. Why does God act this way? The most important verse of Hebrews 11 is the last verse where he says, “ none of them received what had been promised”. When Jesus heard of Lazarus' sickness, he delayed purposely. Jeremiah prayed, “You are to me like a deceptive brook, like a spring that fails.” (Jer: 15:18) I believe the Lord wants us to go to the next level where Daniel and his men said, even if He does not help us we would serve Him. That is to be satisfied. Christian satisfaction is beggarly- food, money and shelter. No tears over lost souls, no weeping for revival in churches, no little participation in God's work. This state is not the state of satisfaction. This is called spiritual death. If they are genuine, such people will seek God at the cost of anything. Will a man in coma go to office? Will a dead man eat buffets? Will he chill out like a normal person? Never. But spiritual coma is never alarming. When you don't pray, please do not ask others to pray for you. It will become a curse and God will be annoyed. Please understand, whom God has ceased to help, no man, no saint can help. You can be with best people, but they will be of no use. The way to be satisfied by the Lord is to reject the satisfaction which the world gives. All disgruntled people must know that they cannot serve two masters. They have to “hate” one of the masters to satisfy God. Instead of the satisfaction that comes from God, we want a replacement by the gratification of our self. The self is very strong. Sadly, Indian philosophy which has talked much about the 'self', 'inner being' or 'atman' fails to answer how to overcome the self. Blaise Pascal once said that there is a God-shaped vacuum in every heart which could be filled only by God and that our hearts are restless until they find rest in God. May the good Lord grant us the grace to be satisfied in Him that we may live a life of gratitude and joy.


Music Book A collection of 100 Christian Gospel songs - 60 Tamil and 40 English songs in four-part music notations arranged in SATB and TTBB. Tamil and English Convention songs, Hymns, Keerthanais, and some time-tested songs from Dr. Emil Jebasingh, Mr. Samuel Abishekara, Mr. Judson, Mr. Jacob, Mr. Stephen Dharmaraj, and from great song writers and composers of our time. All songs from Chordiels Music’s albums sung in Chordiels Style, and some contemporary arrangements of hymns and keethanais. Contemporary harmony scores from Mr. Victor Thangadurai, Mr. Augustine Paul, Dr. Prabhu Devaraj, Mr. Danie Prakash, and Dr. Justus.

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S Sorrows I Idleness L Longings E End & N Never T Turn up


M Elegance E Love L Obedience O Divinity D are ever Yours Y Mercy


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