Tuesday, September 25, 2007

In the process

In the process of working on a project related to my latest venture )which you can find more information than you'd ever want to know about here), I couldn't find one of my CDs of photos from last year. So...I had to take a few minutes to clean out the CD shelf on my computer desk. This is never pretty. However, today I was pleasantly surprised. It wasn't such a difficult task since I cleaned it out when I backed up a lot of my photos a few months ago (I need to do this again), and I came across a CD I got for Christmas that I had forgotten about. So...thanks to this happy providence, I'm going to share some lyrics to another song that I really love.

His Love Can Never Fail

1. I do not ask to see the wayMy feet will have to tread;
But only that my soul may feedUpon the living Bread.
'Tis better far that I should walkBy faith close to His side;
I may not know the way I go, But oh, I know my Guide.

His love can never fail, His love can never fail,
My soul is satisfied to know His love can never fail.
My soul is satisfied to know His love can never fail.

2. And if my feet would go astray,They cannot, for I know
That Jesus guides my falt'ring steps,As joyfully I go.
And tho' I may not see His face,My faith is strong and clear,
That in each hour of sore distressMy Savior will be near.

3. I will not fear, tho' darkness comeAbroad o'er all the land,
If I may only feel the touchOf His own loving hand.
And tho' I tremble when I thinkHow weak I am, and frail,
My soul is satisfied to knowHis love can never fail.

These lyrics were written by E.S. Hall in the late 1800s, and that may not sound like it makes for good listening for those of us who live in the age of MP3 players and audio streaming. However, a few years ago we discovered something that has truly blessed me when it comes to infusing rock solid lyrics with great melodies and modern sounds. That something is Indelible Grace.

I've loved so many of the songs on the various CDs that we've collected since that time. Many times, I would think to myself, 'That is such a great new song." Then I would discover that the lyrics have been around for quite a long time. I am so happy that there are creative people out there who are blessed to be able to take the great words with beauty that will never fade and pair them with music that is beautiful in this season. When I think about John Newton and Isaac Watts, what I once would have considered boring and outdated I now appreciate for the gift these authors were given to be able to put awsome truths into words.

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