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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Horatius Bonar's Gift to Me

Have you ever been overwhelmed with an emotion and then a verse, poem or song just "pops" into your head.  That happens to me so many times.  It happened yesterday.  Yesterday was a hard day.  Let me first say that there were many things to be thankful for and so I've already added them to my little  Thank You God List.

We went on an outing and I came back "weary, worn and sad."  These words are included in a very old song, written over 100 years ago, by Horatius Bonar, a Scottish preacher.  The song has been ringing in my ears since yesterday.  I can't add anything to the wonderful words, and the melody has served my soul with the reminder that it is ONLY by sticking close to Jesus will earthly sorrows be swallowed up with His beauty and love for me.  The song is really about the eternal life and joy that Jesus offers, but because He has given me the gift of that life, I can smile today, in spite of this life's difficulties.

Please take a couple of minutes to listen and read the lyrics.  Let it be my gift to you too.  Click on the photo below.
Jesus said "Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."  Matthew 11:28-30


5 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this video. The music, lyrics and the scenery is so beautiful and calming....just what we need,

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    1. God always meets us right where we are...

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  2. Thank you, Laurie. One of my favorite hymns!

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  3. Thank you Laurie! It has been awhile since I have gotten caught up on your blog. It is refreshing to read God's grace and mercy in your life and how He gives you peace and rest. Thank you for taking the time to record all of how God is working in your life and sharing it with others. I am blessed by it.

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  4. PS... funny I listened to your song as if I never heard it before. Then I looked it up on Spotify and realized that it has been on one of my CDs for years! And I recognize the tune, how did I look over those lyrics? Thank you for sharing this song.

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