Singing the Faith
I’ve heard it said time and time again, good songs and good hymns assist us in singing “The Faith.” They actually hold us to the faith throughout the week as we sing them. They bleed Scripture; they ring of truth; they are an anchor for our soul, holding us to faithfully believe what the Word of God teaches about ourselves, about God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, about what it means to be a Christian, and living the life of faith day in and day out, even on our death bed.
Here are a couple of stanzas from a hymn we will sing this Sunday in our early service. It’s a gem. Sometimes the tunes get in the way of the words when sing songs unfamiliar to us; oftentimes, just reading the words helps to make clear the message and brings out the beauty of the meter and rhyme. I hope these words are encouraging to you and build you up in the one true faith, faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, who is your savior.
Chief of Sinners Though I Be
Chief of sinners though I be,
Jesus shed His blood for me,
Died that I might live on high,
Lives that I might never die.
As the branch is to the vine,
I am His, and He is mine.
Oh, the height of Jesus’ love,
Higher than the heav’ns above,
Deeper than the depths of sea,
Lasting as eternity!
Love that found me—wondrous thought!
Found me when I sought Him not.
Only Jesus can impart
Balm to heal the wounded heart,
Peace that flows from sin forgiv’n,
Joy that lifts the soul to heav’n,
Faith and hope to walk with God
In the way that Enoch trod.
O my Savior, help afford
By Your Spirit and Your Word!
When my wayward heart would stray,
Keep me in the narrow way;
Grace in time of need supply
While I live and when I die.
In the name of Jesus, Amen.
-Pastor Darrin Sheek