Hymns of Joy

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I sell real estate for a living.

Recently, while leaving a closing, the rain started to come down and the buyer looked at me and said “showers of blessings.” I loved it. An old hymn I hadn’t remembered in so long but I still know by heart.

There is sunshine in my soul today…what a glorious delight. These words bring back so much to me and flood my mind with loving memories.

40 years later, I still remember sitting in church with my parents and singing the standards. I’m glad I have that memory. I’m grateful for songs of joyful praise.

I’m grateful.

 

Humming the Hymns

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I’m in a hymn mood today. Pandora allows me to set up a music channel that only plays hymns of faith. For me, hymns are more relaxing than any “zen” type music on the market.

Today…I’m ready to hum to the hymns.

So much thought went into the old standards and I love to listen to the songs that have been sung for centuries. It takes me back to a life-long love with Christian music and with singing. I love the new contemporary melodies as well but the old hymns take me home. They are magical.

Growing up my favorite Sunday was the fifth Sunday of any month. On fifth Sundays in the Baptist church we had an evening where we could pick out favorite songs and sing a few stanzas with the congregation. My Dad and I took great pains to try to stump the Baptists and pick obscure hymns. Believe me…my Dad knew them all. But it is pretty difficult to stump a hard core group of believers who also love these precious tunes.

Faith passed from generation to generation through soul-filled melodies…what is more perfect than that?

My hope is built on nothing less.