Saturday, October 14, 2006

hum along with me ...

last night i phoned Debra, from As I See It Now ... she is still without power ... i almost felt guilty that ours was only off for 2 hours - but Debra was making the best of it ... she sounded cheerful, and said that she and tom were sitting in a candlelit room ... sort of sounds romantic, doesn't it?

our snow is rapidly disappearing ... i hope my restless mood leaves with it! i just can't seem to settle into anything ... there is just a restless feeling in my heart ...

so i am humming this old hymn:

Come Thou Fount

Come, Thou Fount of every blessing,
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
Sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it,
Mount of Thy redeeming love.

Here I raise my Ebenezer;
Here by Thy great help I’ve come;
And I hope, by Thy good pleasure,
Safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
Wandering from the fold of God;
He, to rescue me from danger, Interposed His precious blood.

O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to Thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.

O that day when freed from sinning,
I shall see Thy lovely face;
Clothed then in blood washed linen
How I’ll sing Thy sovereign grace;
Come, my Lord, no longer tarry,
Take my ransomed soul away;
Send thine angels now to carry
Me to realms of endless day.

there ... that helped ... now i shall sing it again - just louder this time!
*lop-sided grin*


Fred said...

Snow? I can't believe it. I'm glad it's disappearing, though, that's the kind of snow storm I like.

Anonymous said...

*raising my Ebenezer with you* (I'm sure it's a good thing, but must go look that one up!

Anonymous said...

I'm back. Click here to read what Ebenezer is referring to in this hymn, if you don't know. I remember singing this in church and wondering what it meant. Now I know.

Saija said...

fred ... yes, i'm glad to see the green grass trying to overtake the whiteness and the muddy roads showing that the ground is still warm!

sabine ... thanks for the explanation of Ebenezer - that makes the hymn even more comforting because it does remind me that God is our comforter in everything! hope your weekend is tranquil!

Maggie Ann said...

I love that hymn...hymns are powerful messengers, aren't they? Thats a shame about being without power...its miserable to be without heat. Hope those still without are soon warm again. Being shut in with snow...sometimes is cozy and sometimes makes a person restless. What a great picture and verse about the potter. *hugs* Hope you have a great Sunday. Heard of any good Bible church in your new 'neck' of the woods? =)

Captainwow said...

that's always been one of my favorite hymns.

Anonymous said...

Saija, I love that line, "let thy goodness like a fetter bind my wandering heart to Thee." Wonderful. Thanks for singing for us today!

Saija said...

maggie ann ... yes, i love hymns ... they lift my spirits like nothing else can! ... and even though we are in a "new" area, it is still the same town - which means the same lack of churches ... that would be the nice thing if we moved closer to the city - but? we are definitely in a waiting season!

cptnwow ... really? i've thought the hymn writer knew just how i feel at times ... my natural man wants to wander, seeking "happiness", yet my inward man knows that happiness is fleeting but the JOY of the Lord is what lasts ...

ginger ... yes, to be bound to the Lord - well, that would definitely end the wandering ideas of my fickle heart!

Mrs. Diamond said...

thinking of you....

Saija said...

mrsd ... :o) ... i've asked a neighbour to go to the Franklin Graham friday night crusade with me ... she said she'd love too ... i'm sooooo glad!

Peg said...

Your weather sounds so wonderful - it was 90 degrees here today - thanks for sharing it with us.

Saija said...

peg ... moderation in all things - too bad that doesn't apply to weather, eh!