With a Song in my Heart – 40 Days of Sacred Songs Easter Day To Listen: We Have a Gospel to Proclaim https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-SPYAgCtkw We have a gospel to proclaim, good news for all throughout the earth; the gospel of a Saviour’s name: we sing his glory, tell his worth. Tell of his birth… Continue reading With a Song in my Heart – Easter Day
With a Song in my Heart – 40 Days of Sacred Songs Day 40 – Holy Saturday To Listen: Heart of Worship https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD4tB1o6YLw When the music fades, all is stripped away, and I simply come. Longing just to bring something that’s of worth, that will bless your heart. I’ll bring you more than a… Continue reading With a Song in my Heart – Day 40 – Holy Saturday
With a Song in my Heart – 40 Days of Sacred Songs Day 38 – Maundy Thursday To Listen: An Upper Room https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wjzh71guMg An upper room did our Lord prepare for those he loved until the end: and his disciples still gather there, to celebrate their risen friend. A lasting gift Jesus gave his own:… Continue reading With a Song in my Heart – Day 38 – Maundy Thursday
With a Song in my Heart – 40 Days of Sacred Songs Day 37 – Wednesday in Holy Week To Listen: Such Love https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0FXLoD-rd4 Such love, pure as the whitest snow; such love weeps for the shame I know; such love, paying the debt I owe; O Jesus, such love. Such love, stilling my… Continue reading With a Song in my Heart – Day 37
With a Song in my Heart – 40 Days of Sacred Songs Day 36 – Tuesday in Holy Week To Listen: There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kamADrlPEDs (This video is very special to me as many good friends from Ipswich are in the congregation. Chief among them being my friend Eddy Phillip’s mum. … Continue reading With a Song in my Heart – Day 36
With a Song in my Heart – 40 Days of Sacred Songs Day 33 – Friday after 5th Sunday of Lent To Listen: The Web of Love (Please note: I cannot find a recording of the ‘correct tune’ to today’s hymn but this tune is the same metre. Please sing the words yourself as… Continue reading With a Song in my Heart – Day 33
In the Franciscan community we are called to ‘sit lightly’ on the things of the earth. One reason is to help us not be possessed by our possessions. Another may be to help us live quiet lives so that we can hear the song of praise sung by Mother Earth.
If we are not careful our journey of faith can be about routine instead of following the call of God, ritual instead of action. Each of us needs to learn that we are called by God not so that we might be comfortable but so that we may go and proclaim the love shown to us by God in word and deed to others
Every so often we are ‘gifted’ a song by someone else. it seems as if it comes straight out of Right Field but settles so neatly in our hearts that the umpire shouts ‘Safe’ and our lives are transformed…
Many of us grow our faith in churches where the worship tradition draws us closer to God and, if we are not careful or kind, we can easily forget that God ‘inhabits the praises of His people’ even if it does not seem particularly tuneful to us. It is helpful to remind us that, whatever type of music or instruments are used, God is always present wherever God’s Name is honoured.