Making Melody 5/27/20

“Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord.” (Ephesians 5:18-19)

I have been looking through one of my mother’s old music books, a book of hymns and choruses which we used at church all through my growing-up years, from primary to junior to high school. We sang these songs at every youth gathering, at Sunday evening worship services, at any time we gathered together for fellowship and informal worship. During Sunday morning worship we sang the more formal hymns, which we always loved, but on less formal gatherings we included other songs, some shorter, some were even action songs.

Unfortunately, many of these songs have been forgotten. Sadly, many young people (under 65!) have never even heard them. These old songs were easy to sing. There were short peppy choruses. There were songs of commitment and dedication. There were songs of thanksgiving. There were songs of Christ’s death on the cross. There were songs for all occasions, and we sang together, making melody with our hearts to the Lord.

One song prays “Spirit of the living God, Fall a fresh on me: Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me.” One song gives thanks: “Thank you Lord, for saving my soul. Thank you Lord, for making me whole. Thank you Lord, for giving to me, Thy great salvation so rich and free.” One song directs our vision: “Turn your eyes upon Jesus, Look full in His wonderful face; And the things of earth will grow strangely dim In the light of His glory and grace.” Filled with the Holy Spirit, songs flowed through our hearts from the fountain of God’s love.

Moses sang: “The Lord is my strength and my song.” Christ is our song. He gives us the joy and understanding that causes us to lift up our voices in praise and adoration. Because of Him, we make melody with our hearts to the Lord. Amen.

Pastor Mike

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