Thursday, September 01, 2005

Thru many dangers

Last night Five Mile PB and Bethlehem PB held a joint service at one of the members' office in Tuscaloosa, because both churches were without electricity. It was a small, sweet gathering, and we discussed ways to help the people we know that are suffering right now, as well as prayed for them. First, though, we sang a song - Amazing Grace. We sang the first verse, the third verse, and the last verse. I was really impacted by the third verse, though, as we sang.

Thru many dangers, toils, and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.


I thought...how fitting for this time. His grace has kept us thus far, and his grace will continue to keep us. Each breath is a gift from him. Even as I type, another couple of stanzas from a hymn comes to mind:

While all that borrows life from thee,
Is ever in they care,
And everywhere that man can be,
Thou God art present there.


It's amazing how songs stick with you, and you call it to mind, whatever the situation might be.

3 comments:

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Queen Shenaynay said...

Hi, Owl! Just found your blog! Please tell me what hymn that last stanza is from?

Owl of the Desert said...

Sister Queen, hello! These are the last lines to "We Sing the Greatness of our God", #430 in the Number 12. Or #36 in the PBH.