Favorite Hymn

We’ve been adding singing to our nightly devotionals.   Pray for Casey and the kids, I know I am no singer.  I am loud and love the Lord but the joyful noise may be debatable.  I have a problem finding the right pitch, but that is another story for another day.  The kids really love hymns and I thought it would be fun to add some of their favorite songs.  B4 even requests Jesus Loves Me and This Little Light of Mine.

Right now we are singing It Is Well With My Soul and The Solid Rock.  The story behind It Is Well With My Soul gets me every time I read it.

This hymn was writ­ten af­ter two ma­jor trau­mas in Spaf­ford’s life. The first was the great Chi­ca­go Fire of Oc­to­ber 1871, which ru­ined him fi­nan­cial­ly (he had been a weal­thy bus­i­ness­man). Short­ly af­ter, while cross­ing the At­lan­tic, all four of Spaf­ford’s daugh­ters died in a col­li­sion with an­o­ther ship. Spaf­ford’s wife Anna sur­vived and sent him the now fa­mous tel­e­gram, “Saved alone.” Sev­er­al weeks lat­er, as Spaf­ford’s own ship passed near the spot where his daugh­ters died, the Ho­ly Spir­it in­spired these words. They speak to the eter­nal hope that all be­liev­ers have, no mat­ter what pain and grief be­fall them on earth.

So what are your favorite hymns?

3 thoughts on “Favorite Hymn

  1. hmmmm. tough one. Amazing Grace -when you listen to the words, really listen, it stirs the heart.

    How Great Thou Art, hard to sing, but beautiful.

    Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus – beautiful song.

  2. Yeah, tell me about it. We sing in our devotions too, and boy, it is interesting sounding. But the Lord said make a joyful sound, He didn’t mention whether or not it would be painful to listen to! I don’t know about a favorite hymn. We just take a hymnal and start picking songs out. Of course, the kids always want to sing Jesus loves me so….

  3. Probably, Amazing Grace. Just within the last few years have I been able to sing it without waterworks. That was my mother’s favorite hymn and she requested it be sung at her funeral. Due to her blindness the phrase, “was blind, but now I see,” gets me every time.

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