I’ve probably posted this before. Facebook pulled it up today. I have been feeling bummed out because I cannot sing anymore. So it hit home. I can still mouth the words, listen to others, read the hymn books and sometimes I can harmonize a bit if it is low enough. I have much to remember Him in song even if the sound is not great. This blog from Facebook seven years ago.

NOTE ON PSALMS. Praises, prayers, confessions, curses, complaints, word games, “trust & obey”, “woe is me”, history, instructions, testimonies. It seems to me most any song/chorus fits in there someplace. DAVID, SOLOMON, AND ME. I don’t know how many songs or psalms David wrote, but I do know he wrote a lot of them. Besides song writin’ and harp playin’, David was good at repentin’ as evidenced by his lament in Psalm 51. I know Solomon wrote 1004 songs plus a love story – also called a song. He didn’t seem too good at repentin’. He probably could have stayed out of trouble better if he had written less and repented more. As for me – I have to repent before I can really praise and worship. Even on a good week, the place I long for is sitting at Jesus’ feet and feeling his forgiving grace flood over me. SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT: Sitting on my sofa while watching TV, I feel like my sins are quite small and not overly abundant; I view them from an entirely different angle while sitting at the feet of Jesus. Little sins can make any kind of song sound like “sounding brass and tinkling cymbals.” The key is Colossians 3:16, “singing with grace in your hearts”. A heart that has lost its grace cannot sound like one that is full of grace. “Wonderful grace of Jesus, greater than all my sin…” (Haldor Lillenas, 1918)

Good night, Dear Friends. May the Joy of Jesus shine through you. And may you enjoy being the “passageway.”

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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21 Responses to JESUS IS THE SONG

  1. says:

    Your posts are always uplifting and precious to me. Whether they are old messages or new, you always share your love for Jesus along with his greatest love.

  2. capost2k says:

    Our church,, had a ‘hymn sing’ one Sunday night just before covid hit, and one of the songs was Wonderful Grace of Jesus. We have a large “Boomers’ Group,” folks born before 1964, so about 150 of us knew the counterpoint parts to the common arrangement. The younger people seemed in amazement as the men dropped into the chorus’ melody as most of us women followed with the counter point at “higher than the mountain!”

  3. capost2k says:

    And just for the ‘record’ (pun intended 😉) Psalm 100 says, “Make a joyful NOISE to the Lord, all the earth!” Our old vocal cords may not sound as harmonious as they did 30 years ago, but we can still make the noise joyful! 😁

  4. Gary Fultz says:

    Sin (even little ones) is a lot like broken glass all around and we without shoes. It’s always good to clean up (especially) the glass first. maybe often.

  5. Your post was so encouraging today. The Lord has been speaking to us in our fellowship about songs and worship. Your title said it all. Jesus is the song. X

  6. Salvageable says:

    I think that the book of Ecclesiastes is Solomon’s record of repentance. It’s dark and gloomy, not musical like David’s Psalms, but it shows what life is like in the darkness, outside the light of God’s grace. And it reminds us that nothing matters more than to be right with God (through his grace, not through our efforts) and then to do the best we can in whatever situation we are placed. J.

  7. Awwwe that is so sweet. May the good Lord continues to bless you..

  8. I love your point about repenting more and singing less (if singing more means repenting less).

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