What color are the songs you sing?
In churches of the past we sang in vibrant brilliant reds, “There is a Fountain, who is the King. Victorious Warrior and Lord of Everything…”
Now I love that chorus, but I also love the jubilant yellow of “Sunshine, sunshine, in my soul today. Sunshine, sunshine all along the way.”
Feel the verdant green of “Drinking at the Springs of Living Water, happy now am I, my soul they satisfy…”
And I so much love the soft and sweet blues of “There is a Fountain filled with blood, drawn from Immanuel’s veins, And sinners plunged beneath that flood, lose all their guilty stains…”
Do any of you remember with me the stately purples of “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing, Tune my heart to sing Thy grace, Streams of mercy, never ceasing, call forth songs of loudest praise…” and “Crown Him With Many Crowns.”
Remember the mellow yellow hope of “Pass Me Not Oh Gentle Savior, hear my humble cry. While on others thou are calling, do not pass me by.” Don’t forget the soft pastels of “Jesus Loves Me This I know, for the Bible tells me so.”
Do you feel the glorious spring color of wild flowers at the side of the streams of water that flow from the Fount who, in John 7:37, invites, “Jesus stood and cried saying “If any man thirst, let him come to me and drink.”
We even had some dark and dismal colors of doom and warning in “Standing Outside.”
But there was joy for the overcomer by the brass and gold “Onward Christian Soldiers” and “His Truth is Marching On.”
Yes, I do enjoy the robust crimson red and orange of many current song trends, and some are lovely in blue.
I like the variety of the Rainbow of Colors and emotions, with which I grew up.