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.