Monday, May 3, 2010

Hymns of life

I've been thinking about the hymns that make up the seasons of our lives lately.  Do you ever find yourself just going through your day with a hymn in your head?  I like to think that this makes God smile - to keep a soundtrack of praise running as you mop the floor or do dishes.  We attend a contemporary worship service and I like everything about it except that I miss the old hymns that I grew up with and that we would sing at our SC church.  A couple Sundays ago, the worship was all music and the band was really jamming.  They did the last song and after the last verse, went into an a capella version of How Great Thou Art.  You should have heard everyone singing!  It's like a universal smile went across the congregation and the song ended with a collective "ahhhh" instead of Amen. 

Lately, my theme song of choice has been Great is thy Faithfulness.  I sing it when I see my baby girl smile...when my husband calls to tell me he's had a good day at work...when we can pay all our bills...!  I remember when the entire meaning of Amazing Grace  changed for me and when I couldn't get In the Great By and By out of my head.  I don't think these things are coincidences and it keeps me focused on what I need in my life.

What is your hymn?   I would love for feedback on this one. 


  1. My favorite hymn of late is "Have I Done Any Good Lately?" &searchseqend=223&searchsubseqend=ZZZ

  2. or this one helps me, too! &searchseqend=193&searchsubseqend=ZZZ

  3. We sang "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" at church yesterday... I love that one! It's been running through my mind for the last several days. "How Firm a Foundation" is at the top of my mental playlist nowadays, though!

    (I know we don't know each other, but I'm not a stalker or anything; promise! Chris Milam is my aunt, and she gave me your URL last time I was in WV because I wanted to see pics of your beautiful girls after she talked about how wonderful they are. I love reading about your adventures!)

  4. Thanks girls! Glad to hear I'm not the only one! And Mama E...are you Erin?

  5. Yes I am! Hop on over sometime and check out our world full of boys. :)