Tuesday, April 19, 2005
My Dream, My Song
A Good, Old-Fashioned Hymn Sing
Recently I was taking an early morning drive to a breakfast appointment and was thinking, again, of the dream I have for a quarterly (or monthly if it's successful) Community Hymn Sing on Sunday evenings. That's the old hymn-lover side of me coming out again. As I drove I thought a theme song for our gatherings would be appropriate and the following words (for verse 1) came to me. I stopped at a rest area and scribbled down the lyrics so I wouldn't forget them. I envision a three-verse song with a different well-known chorus from old hymn between each stanza.
Here's what came to me:
Oh there's nothing like a good, old fashioned hymn sing,
As we tell of all His wondrous grace and pow'r;
So let's lay aside the cares and doubts that plague us
As we praise and worship Him this very hour.
Safe and secure from all alarms;
Leaning on the Everlasting arms.
And so, I'll dream on and, perhaps, put some feet and legs to the dream. I've shared it with others and there seems to be some interest!