As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this nearly six-acre tract of land, this farmhouse, this domain—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.


Monday, March 8, 2010

The Beauty of Hymns

I can never get enough of the beauty of hymns. After the Word of God, hymns feed my soul like nothing else.

I recently read a comment by a woman who grew up in church, but had never heard the old hymn "Fairest Lord Jesus" until she was an adult, so I feel richly blessed that we sing hymns every week in our home fellowship. I also make it a point to sing and memorize hymns in our homeschool, and to play beautiful renditions of hymns in the house and in the car. (My sixteen-year-old daughter Kati also loves hymns and posts the words to a chosen hymn weekly on her blog.)

This lovely post that I came upon in Blogland puts into words some of my own thoughts about hymns and why I love them.

What are your favorite hymns?

5 comments:

  1. Cheryl, I'd say that there are so many. "How Can it Be" is one, and "Abide In Me" is another, but they are just the beginning. Hymns are such a blessing!

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  2. Ah yes, both are favorites of mine too! As well as "Great is Thy Faithfulness" and "Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart" and "Breathe on Me, Breath of God" and ...

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  3. Cheryl, I've really come to love "Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart" ... partially through your requesting of it in fellowship. I had never sung it a lot before you began requesting it, and now I consider it one of the richest prayers. I'm also very moved by the words to "Rock of Ages" and "Nearer My God To Thee."

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  4. Oh, I love all of these... I'm the "anonymous" above who keeps forgetting to sign my name. Cheryl, your list and Frances' are all hymns I love. And thanks for the link to "This lovely post", which was so interesting!
    Love,
    Ann

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  5. Cheryl,
    It was so thoughtful of you to stop by and to leave a comment on my blog, and a link to the hymn article. I just love the way the Lord often puts a hymn on my heart when I wake up in the a.m. Often, it is one that I haven't heard for a long while but one that will be strength for the day. You have a lovely blog and I'm glad we "met"!

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