Thursday, July 1, 2010

Hymns

Last night Samuel had a hard time going to sleep. I went into his room numerous times and he still wouldn’t settle down. Eventually I sat in his chair with him and rocked him as I sang. I have done this many, many times. Usually my going to sleep song is Jesus Loves Me and from this post you’ll know that I have learned all the verses.

Recently a friend told me that she sings How Great is Our God to her daughter. I don’t have all those words memorized so I've been working on that.

Last night I tried to think of the words to When I Survey the Wondrous Cross. I failed miserably.

So I’m committing to memorize – one by one – a number of hymns that I wish I knew. I know that there will be many more nights of singing my children to sleep in the future…when they are ill, when they are scared, when they are sad, or just when they need words of truth whispered into their sweet ears.

While it will be my voice singing, it will be the words of these timeless hymns that will bring the comfort and reassurance my children need.

Here are the lyrics to How Great is Our God:

The splendor of a King,
clothed in majesty
Let all the earth rejoice,
all the earth rejoice
He wraps himself in light,
and darkness tries to hide
it trembles at his voice,
trembles at his voice

How great is our God,
sing with me
How great is our God,
and all will see
How great
How great is our God

And age to age He stands
and time is in His Hands
Beginning and the End,
Beginning and the End
The Godhead, three in one
Father, Spirit, Son
the Lion and the Lamb,
the Lion and the Lamb

How great is our God,
sing with me
How great is our God,
and all will see
How great,
How great is our God

Name above all names
Worthy of all praise
My heart will sing
how great is our God
Name above all names
you are worthy of all praise
and my heart will sing
how great is our God


2 comments:

Langford Family Blog said...

My dad always sang "My Jesus I Love Thee" to all of us when he put us to sleep. Now myself and my siblings are singing the same song to our kids. It's the one song that makes us all cry when we hear it! :-)

Karissa Binder said...

It's a good one! And always easy to sing when we look at those beautiful little eyes (hopefully closing) and know how great our God is to have created these little ones and then to give them to us!