Hymns on my Mind

ImageTonight I was watching the American Bible Challenge on GSN and some of the songs struck a cord with me.

For me, music speaks to my soul. Music has a way of reaching me when nothing else can. Most of the time I listen to Contemporary Christian like Mandisa, Toby Mac, Third Day, JJ Heller and so on. But tonight I wanted to listen to the old time hymns that always speaks to my heart.

ImageOne of the songs I listened to was “When the Roll is Called Up Yonder”. I don’t know about anyone one else, but this song gives me hope that when my name is called and I stand before the Lord that those that I love and have accepted Christ as their personal Savior will be there waiting. Click here to listen to ‘When the Roll is Called up Yonder”

Then, there is “Victory in Jesus”. This song is filled with hope and promises. The part of this song that gets me every time is,

O victory in Jesus
My Savior, forever
He sought me and bought me
With His redeeming blood
He loved me ere I knew Him
And all my love is due Him
He plunged me to victory
Beneath the cleansing flood

Click here to listen to Victory in Jesus

ImageTrust and Obey, I absolutely love this song. I went to a Nazarene Church when I was younger. During the summer I loved my church. The reason is why is because our pastor would let the congregation choose the songs. We would raise our hand and I was so happy when I got chosen. He knew the song I would choose, haha. He would always say ” Trust and Obey Sandie?” He was right, he knew what I liked and I loved church in the summer because I could sing my favorite songs and my pastor would entertain my likes. Click here to listen to this song. 

The other song would be “In My Heart There Rings A Melody”, I sure wish our church sang this song. I would ask my daughter Jessica to play these on her flute, she would always give me a goofy look. But how can you not feel the love and hope with these songs. My favorite part of this song is;

In my heart there rings a melody
There rings a melody with heaven’s harmony;
In my heart there rings a melody
There rings a melody of love!

‘Twill be my endless theme in glory
With the angels I will sing;
‘Twill be a song with glorious harmony
When the courts of heaven ring.

ImageLastly, one of my favorite hymns is “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”. This is one of those songs that comes to my mind and heart out of nowhere. When this song comes to mind and I sing it in my car or house when I’m alone, it has a way of putting everything in perspective and I know that I can take anything to the Lord in prayer. There is no other friend that is so faithful and one that will carry our burden and be there when are are our weakest. Even when I feel discouraged and having a really hard time, I can take it to the Lord in prayer. Click here to listen to this song.

There are many other songs that I love, but these are the ones I listened to tonight that struck a cord with me and that I needed to hear. God put these on my heart and I’m thankful that I have a personal relationship with Christ and have accepted Him as my Lord and Savior.