Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday's post - A rest upon the way

This has been a pretty intense week of study . . . I feel like I should finish bandaging my own toes and then pass the box along.
I've received instruction this week, and blessings, too. I hope that somehow you have been blessed as well.
In the coming weeks and months there may be times when I will be unable to post every day -- I ask in advance for your understanding and prayers. I will do my best to be with you each day.

I'm not a stick in the mud when it comes to music -- I can appreciate and be moved by the contemporary songs as well as the older ones. I do have special favorites among the old hymns, and I thought I would share this one with you. If you would like to hear a new adaptation of this hymn, I have embedded it below the lyrics.

Beneath the cross of Jesus I fain would take my stand,
The shadow of a mighty rock within a weary land;
A home within the wilderness, a rest upon the way,
From the burning of the noontide heat, and the burden of the day.

Upon that cross of Jesus mine eye at times can see
The very dying form of One Who suffered there for me;
And from my stricken heart with tears two wonders I confess;
The wonders of redeeming love and my unworthiness.

I take, O cross, thy shadow for my abiding place;
I ask no other sunshine than the sunshine of His face;
Content to let the world go by to know no gain or loss,
My sinful self my only shame, my glory all the cross.


Cathy said...

Oh yes!! That is one of my favourite hymns, too. I love the old hymns. They often say so much, and have such beautiful truths and doctrine in them. And there are many new songs that are full of the same things as well. It is so wonderful that God has given us the wonder of music to praise Him with.

Belinda said...

I love the old hymns too. I hope my grandson learns them, and not just the contemporary praise songs. I often sing the old ones when I'm rocking him.

Amazing Grace
Near the Cross
Have Faith in God
Higher Ground
The Old Rugged Cross
Trust and Obey
Nothing But the Blood

They are so moving and always remind me of my childhood, worshiping in the little white church in the country.

Snoodles, we all appreciate the time you spend in prayer and study for this blog. I think I can speak for the majority here when I say we are just happy you do what you do, when you do it. If you need to skip a day, we will of course miss you, but certainly understand.

God is surely using you in a mighty way!!