Thursday, June 19, 2008

Hymns

Lately, the words to hymns have really made an impact on me. So many times I'm like everyone else in church just singing the words and not really paying attention to them. God has been doing a work in my heart in the last few months and I can't help but wonder if this is why the words to hymns are so much more powerful to me right now. When I sing them at church, the meanings just burst forth.

Here is one in particular that has meant a lot recently.

Since Jesus Came into My Heart
Verse 1:
What a wonderful change in my life has been wrought,
Since Jesus came into my heart!
I have light in my soul for which long I have sought,
Since Jesus came into my heart!

Chorus:
Since Jesus came into my heart,
Since Jesus came into my heart,
Floods of joy o'er my soul like the sea billows roll,
Since Jesus came into my heart.

Verse 2:
I have ceased from my wand'ring and going astray,
Since Jesus came into my heart!
And my sins, which were many, are all washed away,
Since Jesus came into my heart

Verse 3:
I shall go there to dwell in that City, I know,
Since Jesus came into my heart!
And I'm happy, so happy, as onward I go,
Since Jesus came into my heart!

So this prompts the question...Is Jesus in your heart? If He is, do you have floods of joy? If you don't maybe some examination is in order. It was for me.

2 comments:

Amy Blackburn said...

I am going to pay attention to the words on Sunday. I read that James Frasier would read the hymns during his quiet time with God. Such a wonderful idea!!

Thanks for sharing. I hope your summer is going well!

Steve n Vickie said...

Great song. It's neat how sometimes a song will just pop into your head.