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.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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  1. atimetoshare.me says:

    There so many hymns that come to mind. Remembering the words is not always the easiest however. Some of them are imprinted on the heart and will never be forgotten. I appreciate them more each day.

    • oneta hayes says:

      This was especially fun to do. Except I had a long time feeling comfortable and being successful with the color with the block editor. Yes, it is wonderful how the Holy Spirit imprints the songs in the heart. Scary with you think how the devil can do the same with evil thoughts and songs. Praise God for the victory.

  2. Faye says:

    Thank you Oneta. Walking firmly on the ancient path of Salvation and Forward Hope of Heaven with the colours of remembered hymns in my mind. I am content. The Word is unchanging (unless reprinted by distorted societal trends) but GOD IS UNCHANGING. Christ is still SAVIOUR of all human souls who accept HIM. Blessings and Love

  3. grAnnie Roo says:

    “O Sacred Head now wounded, with grief and shame weighed down…” I love that I still hear it in 4-part harmony ❤

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