New Name

Once a month on Sunday afternoons some of the churches used to get together for the Sunday Hymn Sing. The men sat on one side and the women on the other not because of any kind of segregation but so we could sing our parts. Afterwards there were pies, coffee and casseroles laid out for…

Rock in a Hard Place

From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Psalm 61:1  

Abide with Me – Audrey Assad

The Reverend Henry Lyte wrote the lyrics to the hymn “Abide With Me” in 1847 just weeks before his going to be with the Lord. But rather than being morbid and glum the words instead are filled with the fresh breath of hope. No matter what you are facing in your own person life there…

Connection by Hymn

He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.” Luke 20:38 Hymns are songs that make a connection. Hymns can be sung by grandchildren as they hold  their Grandparent’s hands. I am connected to my father who is in now heaven when I hear the words  “When…

For Love of Hymn

Though my parents did send me to Sunday school they were not church members and I really hadn’t heard any of the  Hymns until I was an adult. Music to me was divided into two categories: mine and my parents. They liked an odd combination of Benny Goodman, Pete Fountain and lot’s of Beethoven and…