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 35 – Monday in Holy Week To Listen: The Servant King https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VeQrWmvCms From heav’n you came, helpless babe, entered our world, your glory veiled; not to be served but to serve, and give your life that we might live. This is… Continue reading With a Song in my Heart – Day 35
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.
With a Song in my Heart – 40 Days of Sacred Songs Day 31 – Wednesday after 5th Sunday of Lent To Listen: Calm me, Lord https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Skgc03R2wxg Calm me, Lord, as you calmed the storm; still me, Lord, keep me from harm. Let all the tumult within me cease; enfold me, Lord, in your… Continue reading With a Song in my Heart – Day 31
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
When everything is ripped away from us how do we journey onwards? Our song become of the One who holds onto us regardless of what the world or our own wilfulness throws at us
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.
Most of God’s saints live their lives being faithfully unnoticed by the world or even those they serve. We should be diligent to thank them for their service and encourage them in their labours and, perhaps, learn to labour alongside them.