I grew up attending church. Hymns were part of my childhood, from the simplest “Jesus Loves Me” to “Amazing Grace”.
Having a love for music, I have a great appreciation for those old school hymns.
Hurt in need of healing
Sometimes, when life has gut punched me and I find myself falling to my knees, those old hymns are the only music that will do.
Modern worship is beautiful, however, it doesn’t connect as deep in my soul as these tried and true songs do.
They bring me back to a time when things were simpler, less complicated, less chaotic and less burdensome.
They revive me. They heal me.
One of my favorites has always been “All Hail the Power”.
Memories that inspire
I remember singing this as a child, standing by my grandmother in a small church in rural south Georgia. I remember her slightly off key soprano…tremulous and soft the older she got.
I remember singing not just one stanza or chorus. Oh no, we would sing every stanza, every chorus…each more jubilant than the last.
No fancy organ. No drums or guitars. Just the piano. And the voices of a united congregation lifting up their Savior.
Future of Faith
I remember even then, not wanting worship time to end. I couldn’t have told you a reason why then.
I just knew it felt good to be standing there, holding her hand, singing.
It made me happy. It made my grandmother happy. It seemed it made everyone in the room happy.
And when I hear it now…it still makes me happy. Oh but now I know why!
It is the joy of being saved by grace. It is the grace that flows from His throne to my frail human form. It is awe at how marvelous and excellent He is! These hymns inspire, revive and heal our souls.