The garden is a place where my mind is at rest. Sometimes when I am troubled the words of a hymn come to mind. A hymn that I sang as a child–the words imprinted in my memory.
It is good for the church to sing hymns. It is good for individuals and families. Children are able to learn deep truths that will stay with them. Truths that may come to mind in a season of difficulty.
This morning we sang Be Thou My Vision, an old Irish hymn translated into English by Mary E. Byrne.
Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart.
Naught be all else to me, save that thou art.
Thou my best thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.
Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,
Thou my inheritance, now and always.
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of heaven, my treasure Thou art.
What a marvelous gift we have been given by God through Jesus, when we accept it.
Every Friday Kate posts a writing prompt for the Five Minute Friday writing community. This time it took a couple days (and a hymn) for inspiration to come. The current prompt is: TREASURE
I love hymns to Carol! I often wake up in the middle of the night with the words to one singing in my head. They calm my soul and refresh my spirit! I’ll be singing this one now for the rest of the day and that’s ok with me! Your Inspire Monday neighbor, Cindy
Love that hymn.
Is the picture of a flower from your garden? It’s beautiful.
I took the picture in my daughter’s backyard. Lovely strawflower–my son-in-law enjoys gardening. Blessings!
Thanks for sharing this, Carol. It’s such a beautiful hymn! Your neighbor, #35 on FMF.
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