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?