No storm can shake my inmost calm while to that Rock I'm clinging. Since love is Lord of heaven and earth, how can I keep from singing?
The hymns we sing at church are more than just a time to spotlight the talents and gifts of the cantor or the musicians at our parishes. The music is a way to express our experiences of God through a sung prayer. They help us to put into words our intimate feelings about our faith. The text becomes special and different from our everyday speech. We can verbalize our experiences of praise, hope, mercy, sorrow, redemption, forgiveness and love together as one body of faith.
I take the lyrics in hymns and the notes of the music with me wherever I go. Music makes the words of prayer easy to remember. The melody also helps me to express feelings and emotions in much deeper ways than words alone. Music truly does soothe the soul. A regular church hymn will often be the first thing that pops into my head when I am needing comfort, or when I am just “feeling happy” and want to get some praise on!
We have all heard that “He who sings, prays twice!” (attributed to St. Augustine, but that is a story for another day) For this set of social media covers I invite you to get your two-fold prayer going with some chosen lines from the first few songs that popped in my head today!
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