Years–no, decades–ago, we attended church where the hymns were sung. Then we drifted to modern church music. Today, we have returned to the old hymns. Why? For the love of God,; for the love of hymns:
- the majesty and beauty of their poetry,
- deepening our Christian walk,
- lifting our hearts to God,
- magnifying Jesus,
- uniting our loved ones.
The boys grew up listening to the hymns embedding Christian truths in their hearts and minds. We would pause to internalize the strong faith message found in them.
Everywhere we look today trouble is mounting, waters are churning, and the winds of change are blowing. Yet, our family’s soul is still, confident that the Lord is on our side. We have found
when peace like a river attendeth my way
When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say
It is well, it is well with my soul
Hymns gave our family opportunities to
- Sing it out; live it out
- Verses to live by
- A great way to start the day with a hymn, biblical truths, a deeper understanding of the way things work, and a challenge to live out what God is putting in us.
We would sing the hymns at church, at home, in the car, wherever we went (Deut. 6). We have found that the hymns unite us, joining the generations, clarifying the truths of Scripture, instilling hope and peace in our troubled world.
I believe that today my boys, my husband, and myself would all thank God for His “Amazing Grace” and deep within our hearts we can say that “It is Well with My Soul”
A Cup of Devotion™
“Hymns & Scriptures for Troubled Times”