The Power of a Hymn

 

Hymns. We all have fond  memories of a hymn. For some, it reminds us of our grandparents,  or great grands, church fans and country living . It may even bring to mind old wooden churches, with shiplap for walls, wooden pews and  cemeteries in the backyard. The family church where everybody knew your name.ztattnall-county-ga-abandoned-old-country-church-rural-southern-photo-copyright-brian-brown-vanishing-south-georgia

 

For others, the memory of a hymn may have been the old church lady with the hat that swayed back and forth, eyes closed, to the tempo of her favorite lyrics. Hymns, go way back. We all have fond memories of a hymn.4625974774_6a66d1fd81_z

 

Somehow hymns also come to mind during times of grief and despair; even during times of gratitude and great joy. Hymns are the songs of our souls that aid in the deepening of our relationship with a loving God. Hymns provide pictures for the holy scriptures.  As we go through life our soul connects with a song and that song is usually a hymn.  Once you have been exposed to a hymn, you will never just be able to read the words, you will always have to sing it. The power of a hymn is magnificent! The power of a hymn is transformative! The power of a hymn is transcending! May you come to an awareness of the power of a hymn in your life. Find your soul song, and sing it to the top of your lungs! May He be glorified!

How great thou art is a classic!

O Lord my God,
When I in awesome wonder
Consider all
The world Thy Hand hath made,
I see the stars,
I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy pow’r throughout
The universe displayed;

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Then sings my soul,
My Savior God, to Thee,
How great Thou art!
How great Thou art!
Then sings my soul,
My Savior God, to Thee,
How great Thou art!
How great Thou art!

What hymn speaks to you today?

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