Tell me the old, old story,
Of unseen things above,
Of Jesus and His glory,
Of Jesus and His Love.
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace.
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise.
There's something about old hymns that speak to the weary soul. The words, the lyrics, are poetry to my soul; balm to my weary heart. And with every new day there is much being played out on the world stage to cause one to be weary. I love the music to those grand old hymns. I love the cadence of the melodies; the sweetest of harmonies. Melodies which when sung in church the strains soar like sweet angels to the loftiest of places. Truly, is there any sweeter sound than a group of people en masse, singing a hymn?? I'm not only speaking about those grand old hymns, but I love too, the hymns written today. The group Anthem Lights, here and here....comes to mind. They have imagined beautiful new arrangements in medleys of hymns. Celtic Worship, too is a group combining great voices and instrumentals. Such a beautiful and unique sound. I want to jam with these people. In Christ Alone, a new favourite hymn of a lot of people; written by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend in 2001. Who said hymns are old fashioned?? Certainly not I.
This Easter, I am singing a hymn of thankfulness to Jesus for the gift of new life. There is no greater love than the sacrificial love of Jesus. This Easter, I am singing a hymn of gratefulness for the blessings which He fills my cup with each day. May I sing sweet songs to Him in the good times, the sad times, the difficult times.....those days when everything is a struggle. No matter what season of life I find myself in, may I always sing songs of praise and thankfulness to Jesus♡ "Many things about tomorrow I don't seem to understand; But I know Who holds tomorrow, And I know Who holds my hand."♡
Tomorrow is Easter Sunday. Later in the evening I will enjoy a little slow stitching on my Flower Meadow quilt. Perhaps I will silently sing a grand old hymn while I stitch. I will ponder Jesus' love for me. How can it be that He should love me, care for me....and you?? 'Tis amazing....when you really think about it.....ponder it. I wonder, those of you lovely lovelies, who are not adverse to singing a hymn or two.......do you have a favourite?? My favourite?? I cannot really say, as there are too many which when I sing, speak to my heart♡ There are so many hymns which are balm to my soul♡ May your Easter Sunday be a blessed one♡ May it be one filled with thankfulness and love♡
Until the next time...