Thirty-two days…

I love lifting my voice to the Lord in song.  There are many days I sit at my piano and just sing whatever words come from my heart.  I have a friend who loves hymns.  A couple of years ago he gave me a hymnal.  I started to use it as a devotional of sorts.  The words to many of those beautifully complex songs are so much deeper than most contemporary lyrics you hear today.  Don’t misunderstand me; I love modern worship, but I’ve fallen in love with the written word within the hymnal.  Between those pages burn passionate devotion for Christ, written from the perspective of those gone before us with a desire to worship throughout any circumstance.

Because I’m not a huge fan of the older melodies which accompany these songs, I chose to write some modern melodies for my own enjoyment to sing at home.  There is one particular hymn I happen to love and sing often.  It speaks security to my soul.  It delivers encouragement to me, and I want to share the lyrics with you today.  I hope it stirs something within you the way it does for me.  The title is “My Faith Has Found a Resting Place” by Lidie H. Edmunds, 19th century.

My faith has found a resting place, not in device nor creed; I trust the Ever-living One, His wounds for me shall plead.

Enough for me that Jesus saves, this ends my fear and doubt; a sinful soul I come to Him, He’ll never cast me out.

My heart is leaning on the Word, the written Word of God, salvation by my Savior’s name, salvation through His blood.

My great Physician heals the sick, the lost He came to save; for me His precious blood He shed, for me His life He gave,

I need no other argument, I need no other plea, it is enough that Jesus died, and that He died for me.


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