Singing Hymns Matter

 

I find myself singing hymns all the time when I am doing chores, running errands, etc.… If you ever see me in my car, I won’t wave. I’m sorry. I’m worshipping Jesus. Hands down, my car is one of my most favorite places to sing to Jesus. It has been since I was 18 years old.

I¬†especially love hymns because I grew up on them and I know them by heart. Singing them, help me worship God and make the mundane task….”Magnificent.”
Any time I break out and sing a hymn, it always seems to lift me quickly out of the horizontal and place my mind and heart on the eternal. It calms me. It makes my soul rejoice. That’s what worship is. It’s all about Jesus and not about yourself.

One of my favorite hymns and why I love it (although this is a new version) is Come Ye Sinners.
Why?
Part of it is the melody. The other part are the words. This hymn reminds me how Jesus has saved me, changed me and loves me. There is a phrase tucked away that has taught me a lesson no one could have ever taught me about the great lie the evil one loves to throw out to everyone. I find it to be a very common reason why many reject Jesus.

It says, “if you tarry til you’re better,
you will never come at all”

This is the great lie.
We never will be better on our own. We need a great physician to heal our sinful hearts.
We don’t have to wait til we are better to come to Jesus.

Then the hymn flows into the chorus which says,
I will arise and go to Jesus.
He will embrace me in his arms.”

This is the great truth.
Jesus takes us where we are, how we are, and makes us new.

He doesn’t point his finger with condemnation at us, but instead embraces us with love, covers us with grace.
The Gospel really is that simple.

Thank you Lord for giving us music. For giving us words through song that remind us of who you are and how much you love us. In Jesus name, Amen.