Saturday, January 26, 2013

Really GOOD Memories

  I woke up with this good old hymn in my head this morning. I've been singing it as I piddle around the house and make breakfast. My husband says, "Hon, I love to hear you singing." Makes me smile. My Mama always had a song in her heart and on her lips while we were growing up. Always made me feel that all was well with the world, no matter what was going on. She still does. I wish she were here right now singing it with me.
I'm happy to feel I might do a little bit of that for my family.

At the Cross

Alas! and did my Savior bleed
And did my Sovereign die?
Would He devote that sacred head
For sinners such as I?
At the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light,
And the burden of my heart rolled away,
It was there by faith I received my sight,
And now I am happy all the day!

Thy body slain, sweet Jesus, Thine—
And bathed in its own blood—
While the firm mark of wrath divine,
His Soul in anguish stood.

Was it for crimes that I had done
He groaned upon the tree?
Amazing pity! grace unknown!
And love beyond degree!

Well might the sun in darkness hide
And shut his glories in,
When Christ, the mighty Maker died,
For man the creature’s sin.

Thus might I hide my blushing face
While His dear cross appears,
Dissolve my heart in thankfulness,
And melt my eyes to tears.

But drops of grief can ne’er repay
The debt of love I owe:
Here, Lord, I give my self away
’Tis all that I can do.

Words: Isaac Watts (1707)

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