Monday, September 6, 2010

Warning: Saints' Voices in Testing

Sound checks in heaven? I highly doubt it.

However, our earthly vocal chords need some testing and trying before the Saintly choruses break forth.

I loved the sound of my fellow church members and I struggling along through song request after song request of old, dusty hymns we hadn't sung in decades ~ or ever!

It reminded me of how we toil and fail on this earth, but in heaven we will be perfected.

I just keep trusting my Lord as I walk a long. I just keep trusting my Lord and He gives a song...

What a day that will be!

    1. How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
    1. Is laid for your faith in His excellent word!
    1. What more can He say than to you He hath said—
    1. To you who for refuge to Jesus have fled?
    1. “Fear not, I am with thee, oh, be not dismayed,
    1. For I am thy God, and will still give thee aid;
    1. I’ll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand,
    1. Upheld by My gracious, omnipotent hand.
    1. “When through the deep waters I call thee to go,
    1. The rivers of sorrow shall not overflow;
    1. For I will be with thee thy trouble to bless,
    1. And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.
    1. “When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie,
    1. My grace, all-sufficient, shall be thy supply;
    1. The flame shall not harm thee; I only design
    1. Thy dross to consume and thy gold to refine.
    1. “The soul that on Jesus doth lean for repose,
    1. I will not, I will not, desert to his foes;
    1. That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
    1. I’ll never, no never, no never forsake.”

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