Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Sharing my heart...

I grew up learning and singing and loving music and songs- especially those that seemed to say what my heart couldn't express on its own. Today, during my morning quiet time and devotion several songs came to mind as they often do. It happens to me throughout my days and weeks; today I decided to share the words of the song that keeps playing over in my heart and mind today. Maybe someone else needs to be blessed through them. That is why I blog sometimes- to share the overflow of the blessings of my heart.
Thank you Lord, for all that you have done for me though I deserve nothing. Thank you for your love, your grace, your mercy, your discipline, your gift of salvation and the assurance I have and the Hope I claim. You came to this earth; you took on the form of man and became sin for me so that I might be redeemed through the blood You shed on the cross. For this- the cleansing, the redeeming and the freedom in which I now live I long to give my life back to you fully. In all I say and do may I give glory to You...the One whom my heart loves. Amen.

This is my heart's cry today...an old hymn written by Philip P. Bliss
I will sing of my Redeemer, And His wondrous love to me;
On the cruel cross He suffered, From the curse to set me free.
Refrain
Sing, oh sing, of my Redeemer,With His blood, He purchased me.

On the cross, He sealed my pardon;
Paid the debt, and made me free.
I will tell the wondrous story, How my lost estate to save,

In His boundless love and mercy, He the ransom freely gave.
Refrain
I will praise my dear Redeemer, His triumphant power I’ll tell,

How the victory He giveth, Over sin, and death, and hell.
Refrain
I will sing of my Redeemer, And His heav’nly love to me;

He from death to life hath brought me, Son of God with Him to be.
Refrain

6 comments:

mommeyof2 said...

WOW! Nothing else is needed to be said!

Heather said...

Your Faith is beautiful

~*AMY*~ said...

sing of my redeemer is one of my fav old time hymns...along with standing on the promises...thanks for the reminder!

Paula said...

You have a faith others yearn for.
Thank you for the blessing that you are!

patterns of ink said...

Jody,
This was nice. I came home yesterday and Julie had purchased a new Chris Rice CD that includes many of the great old hymns done beautifully. I turned to Julie and said, "Do you ever miss these great old hymns so much it makes you sad?"
Here's another one:

1. Be still, my soul; the Lord is on thy side;
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;
Leave to thy God to order and provide;
In every change He faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul; thy best, thy heavenly, Friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

2. Be still, my soul; thy God doth undertake
To guide the future as He has the past.
Thy hope, thy confidence, let nothing shake;
All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul; the waves and winds still know
His voice who ruled them while He dwelt below.

3. Be still, my soul, though dearest friends depart
And all is darkened in the vale of tears;
Then shalt thou better know His love, His heart,
Who comes to soothe thy sorrows and thy fears.
Be still, my soul; thy Jesus can repay
From His own fulness all He takes away.

4. Be still, my soul; the hour is hastening on
When we shall be forever with the Lord,
When disappointment, grief, and fear are gone,
Sorrow forgot, love's purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul; when change and tears are past,
All safe and blessed we shall meet at last.

Hymn #651
The Lutheran Hymnal
Text: Psalm 46:10
Author: Catharine Amalia Dorothea von Schlegel, 1752, cento
Translated by: Jane Borthwick, 1855
Titled: "Stille, mein Wille"
Composer: Jean Sibelius, b. 1865, arr.
Tune: "Finlandia"

Dianna said...

Hi came across your blog the other day and just wanted to say thanks for sharing your life and struggles.