Monday, October 4, 2010


What a friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear,
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in Payer.

I serve a living Savior whose in the world today
I know that He is with me , whatever men may say
I see His hand of mercy, I hear His voice of cheer.
Just the time I need Him, He's always near.

He lives! He lives!
Christ Jesus lives today!

I could go on with other hymns and gospel songs. To me it is truly sad that these songs with such great messages are seldom sung in our churches today. I have talked with many who dearly miss the gospels songs and hymns. They have encouraged us and ministered to our hearts.

No, I am not opposed to contemporary music, though it is not my favorite. There are some great choruses and other stuff that sound like African chants (nothing against the Africans). But I am definitely disappointed that we have totally abandoned some great songs, with great messages, with great melodies. Not all of these songs have a loud crescendo. Some are quiet and in the hush the Holy Spirit moves and ministers.

I know, I know! Now that I have said something from my heart I will be labeled as a trouble maker. But that's not it at all. There is just something I get from the old hymns that ministers to my soul in such a way that nothing modern has done for a long time.

I want to sing: Drinking From the Springs of Living Water, Such Love, What a Day that Will Be, and It is Well with my Soul. And, oh ya, This is the Day, Therefore the Redeemed, I Saw God, and Surely the Spirit. You know what I mean.

Redeemed, how I love to proclaim it.
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb
Redeemed by His infinite mercy,
His Child and forever I am!
Redeemed, Redeemed, Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb.
Redeemed, Redeemed, His child and forever I am.


Rana said...

Amen and Amen. I too, miss the hymns and songs we used to sing. That's why I talked my MIL into letting me have her piano, so I can plunk out at least the melody

larsan said...

I'm with you. I really really miss those songs. Sometimes the hush of the Holy Spirit as we were singing was so great you could almost feel the touch of angel's wings.

Those songs, those days seem to be gone but the memories will live on as long as I'm alive.