as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom,
and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs
with gratitude in your hearts to God.
I remember as a new believer, walking into a small church
and singing Hymns from a Hymnal.
I did not understand the words, but because of the solid theology
that was written within these great worship songs,
seeds were planted in my heart and soul.
I was not always comfortable and I did not get it,
all these songs about the blood of the lamb.
Years later and after having read both the Old and New Testament,
I began to appreciate the beauty and depth found in these great songs of faith.
I began to have less appreciation for some of the songs presented in various congregations which seemed to be more chanting words over and over again or sounding like the music I listened to before coming to a saving knowledge of God.
I was gifted by a sweet sister in the Lord my very own Hymnal one day.
I adored it, and read it. I am not the best singer but I do love my words!
I enjoyed seeing the names of those who wrote them, and the scripture behind the words that were sung during the services I attended.
I absolutely believe that the great Hymns are Faith Life Preservers!
They remind me of the riches I have in Christ, they exalt the One True Living God,
and they glorify His name and the history of His namesake.
Although I could not find Blessed Assurance in the Hymnal I have, it is a favorite
of mine written by Fanny Crosby,
who has written many beautiful Hymns in her lifetime.
October 1-31, 2012
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334. Fall crisp leaves on my lawn
335. Mowing the lawn- I just love to do it
336. I don’t love doing the dishes but I did, and they are done!
337. Order somewhat restored. IE. Messy house weekend
338. Hubby recovering from being sick all weekend
339. My own health untouched by his sickness