I miss the old hymns that I remember from my childhood - there were no drums, no electric guitar and no mind numbing beat. It was just voices and maybe a piano or an organ. The choir led the congregation in singing - and the words of these hymns are poetic. I realize that there is a need for the modern "seeker oriented" worship music - but it is also necessary to have deeper songs (no offense intended to anyone who prefers the newer church songs).
I decided to have an "Old Fashion Sunday Hymn Sing" once a month on this blog.
I personally do NOT have a great singing voice - I used to play the guitar & piano but my voice is NOT an instrument. That's the great thing about this digital hymn sing, you can warble along without being embarrassed or without offending anyone else.
The hymns that we will be studying are taken from an old hymnal from a Baptist church that is no longer in existence - "The North American Hymnal" published in 1956 by "THE ROGER WILLIAMS PRESS"
Today's featured hymn is "All the Way My Savior Leads Me" written by Fanny J. Crosby (1820-1915), & composed by Robert Lowry (1826-1899). There is a fantastic "Prayer Proof" (< click to read more about other prayer stories) story that goes along with this beautiful hymn! The writer Fanny was a "Prayer Warrior" and prayed about everything - she was struggling financially and had a specific amount of money that she needed. A few minutes after praying a man gave her the exact amount that she needed!! She wrote this poem as a result of what happened that day & later it was put to music composed by Robert Lowry. There is a wonderful quote from Fanny Crosby when she was recalling this Prayer Proof story: "I have no way of accounting for this except to believe that God put it into the heart of this good man to bring the money." (Hymn history facts from Wikipedia)
Please take time to listen to the YouTube video below the lyrics.
Turn with me to number 399 in your hymnals and let's sing:
All the Way My Savior Leads Meby Fanny J. Crosby (1820-1915) & composed by Robert Lowry(1826-1899)
1. All the way my Savior leads me; What have I to ask beside? Can I doubt His tender mercy, Who through life has been my Guide? Heavenly peace, divinest comfort, Here by faith in Him to dwell! For I know, what-e'er be-fall me, Jesus do-eth all things well; For I know, what-e'er be-fall me, Jesus do-eth all things well.
2. All the way my Savior leads me; Cheers each winding path I tread, Gives me grace for every trial, Feeds me with the living bread. Though my weary steps may falter, And my soul a-thirst may be, Gushing from the Rock before me, Lo! a spring of joy I see; Gushing from the Rock before me, Lo! a spring of joy I see.
A special thanks to "SE Samonte" for sharing this with us on YouTube!
Other Hymns on this blog:
Take Time To Be Holy
Be Still My Soul
Just As I Am, Without One Plea
Revive Us Again
Oh Beautiful For Spacious Skies
We Plow the Fields & Scatter
Have Thine Own Way Lord!
Lead Me To Calvary
He Leadeth Me, O Blessed Thought
O God Our Help in Ages Past
I Need Thee Every Hour
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I too love the old hymns and frequently sing a few of them around the house. Thanks so much for sharing this.ReplyDelete
I love the old hymns. My little church also just had a piano and sometimes guitars. We had a small choir, about half was the youth like myself. I spent 3 days a week going to church-twice on Sunday, Tuesday Youth night, and Wednesday prayer meeting. As a teen, as shy as I was, with much encouragement I sang solo as well as with the choir. I would not trade those days for anything. I learned so much about kindness, forgiveness, and love! Without God, I don't know wat I'd do! Thank you so much for sharing! It really touched my heart! God Bless You! Oh, and I go around the house singing all of the old songs.ReplyDelete
God bless you too! & thank you so much for stopping by!Delete