The 06/17/13 Joy Jar

16 Jun


Music is its own special type of worship, but the hymn takes the spiritually to a whole other level. Some hymns like ‘Amazing Grace’ or ‘Ava Maria’ can bring people to tears. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ are hymns.

A few songs with Him might change the way you sing. Forever.”
Max Lucado,
Next Door Savior

It is natural to speak of hymns as “poems,” indiscriminately, for they have the same structure. But a hymn is not necessarily a poem, while a poem that can be sung as a hymn is something more than a poem. Imagination makes poems; devotion makes hymns. There can be poetry without emotion, but a hymn never. A poem may argue; a hymn must not. In short to be a hymn, what is written must express spiritual feelings and desires. The music of faith, hope and charity will be somewhere in its strain.”
Hezekiah Butterworth, The Story of the Hymns and Tunes

The fineness which a hymn or psalm affords If when the soul unto the lines accords”

George Herbert

And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.”

Mark 14:26

You know when you’re young you think you will always be. As you become more fragile, you reflect and you realize how much comfort can come from the past. Hymns can carry you into the future.
Andy Griffith

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