Saturday, October 18, 2008

Hymn From the Heart -- All Will Be Well

Many years ago when Alizona was maybe two years old and extra cranky in the back seat of the car, I turned around and suggested she sing for a while. Amazingly she sweetly obeyed me, and sure enough, in a few moments she was back to being her happy little self.  It was a wonderful cure for a sad heart.  And you know what? It works for adults, too.  How many times in the Psalms does David state, after telling about his troubles, that he will sing unto the Lord?  On my crying day last week this tune kept going through my mind.  I only knew the words to the first two lines, so I really couldn't sing it, but even humming a song about the Lord made my heart lighter.  I'm not sure of the title, but here are the words by Mary Bowley:

Through the love of God my Saviour
All will be well;
Free and changeless is his favor.
All, all is well.
Precious is the blood that healed me,
Perfect is the grace that sealed me,
Strong the hand stretched forth to shield me,
All must be well.

Though I pass through tribulation,
All will be well;
Thine is such a full salvation,
All, all is well.
Happy still in God confiding,
Fruitful if in Christ abiding,
Holy through the Spirit's guiding
All must be well.

I expect a bright tomorrow;
All will be  well.
Faith can sing through days of sorrow,
All, all is well.
On my Father's love relying,
Jesus every need supplying,
Or in living or in dying
All must be well.

I will sing of the mercies of the LORD forever:
with my mouth will I make known they faithfulness to all generations.
Psalm 89:1

1 comment:

  1. I've seen it work, too! On me. <blush> I was grouchy at an errand taking longer than I wanted. Lydia was happily chattering away, unaware of how on edge I was. She wanted us to sing "I've Been Workin' on the Railroad"together. yawn! lame! LoL But I did, and after about the 15th time, I felt so much better. ;-)

    I'm so glad to hear you're still getting some exercise! Thanks for stopping by and letting me know.


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