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HYMNS WE WON’T SING   Leave a comment

When you are singing a worship chorus or hymn in church, or in a group, or just by yourself, do you ever think to yourself, “We won’t be singing THAT in heaven!”  No?  Is that just me that does that?

I try not to be “so heavenly minded that I am no earthly good”, but I do think about my final home.  People who adopt pets talk about bringing them to their “forever home”.  My husband and I just adopted two cats, so I have recent experience with that phrase.  This earth is not my home.  I do my best while I am here, but I am looking forward to my forever home – to be with God in heaven, to see Jesus face to face, to see my mansion, to watch and listen to the angels and heavenly creatures worshiping God.  So many things to look forward to!

I am sure there will be singing in heaven.  That’s not in the Bible – that is just me talking.  So whenever I sing a worship chorus or hear a hymn, I can’t help thinking, “Yup – that will be one we can sing in heaven”.  Or, “I love this song, but I’m looking forward to the day when we won’t be singing it anymore”.

I started to make a list of hymns we would sing in heaven, but actually the list of hymns we won’t sing is easier to compile.  How many can you guess without looking?  How many do you think are on my list – the hymns we won’t sing once we get to heaven?  10?  20?  30?  I chose from a list I found, and I didn’t pick every one – just the most popular and/or ones I have sung or heard.  So how many do you think?  Go ahead – Google it and take a guess.  I’ll wait.

[Humming and tapping my foot]

Back?  Ready?  Scroll down and take a look at my list.  Did you get the same ones?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abide With Me

Are You Washed In The Blood?

Be Thou My Vision

Christ The Lord Is Risen Today

Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing

Count Your Blessings

Day By Day

Faith Of Our Fathers

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

He Hideth My Soul

He Is Coming Again

He Lives!

His Eye Is On The Sparrow

I Love To Tell The Story

I Need thee Every Hour

I’ll Fly Away

In The Garden

In The Sweet By And By

It Is Well

Jesus, Lover Of My Soul

Jesus Paid It All

Just As I Am

Leaning On The Everlasting Arms

Lord I’m Coming Home

Nearer My God, To Thee

Now We Thank All Our God

Old Time Religion

Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior

Peace, Perfect Peace

Precious Lord Take My Hand

Rock Of Ages

Safe In The Arms Of Jesus

Softly And Tenderly Jesus Is Calling

Standing On The Promises

Take My Life And Let It Be

The Old Rugged Cross

There Is A Fountain

There Is Power In The Blood

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Trust And Obey

Victory In Jesus

What A Day That Will Be

What A Friend We Have In Jesus

When I Survey The Wondrous Cross

When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder

When We All Get To Heaven

This list (which, as I said, is not exhaustive) has 47 hymns on it that, while marvelous and truly wonderful to sing, we will never sing again once we are in heaven!

And just for fun – here is a list of hymns I think we will sing in heaven.  Just according to me – there is no Biblical backing for this list or my thinking we will sing in heaven.

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

Alas And Did My Savior Bleed

Amazing Grace

Before The Throne Of God Above

Blessed Assurance

Crown Him With Many Crowns

Fairest Lord Jesus

Holy, Holy, Holy

How Great Thou Art

Love Lifted Me

O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing

O Worship The King

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Posted November 24, 2015 by Maureen in Christian, Randomness

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What Do I Want To Be When I Grow Up?   Leave a comment

For many years I’ve told people I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up.  Through my 30’s and into my 40’s and 50’s I would say this.  And it was true.

I had plans when I was a teenager.  Dreams.  My very first dream was to be a philanthropist.  Yup – I wanted to give money away.  I still think that would be the best, the coolest, the most awesome job in the whole entire world.  Sadly, God did not bless me with lots of money to give away.  So instead of many very large scale give-aways, I’ve been doing very small scale give-aways as I am able.

Other dreams included being a cameraman (woman), a helicopter pilot, a writer, an artist, and training therapy dogs.  And yet – I’ve never done any of those things.  Dabbled, yes.  A little here and there, yes.  But I have made my living in much different ways since I was 17 years old.

You hear and/or read all the time (well, I do) about people who chucked everything to follow their dream at (fill in the blank of an age, usually over 50).  Or they retired, and finally fulfilled their dream to (fill in the blank, usually a college education).  And I say – good for them!  Kudos!  Well done!

But I feel no need to do that for myself.  I don’t feel loss that I am not a great photographer or writer or artist.  I don’t regret that I’ve never owned a dog or have only ridden once in a helicopter.  No, I am content and satisfied with how God has lead me in my journey.  He has always known best, and I have been happy to let Him guide me and lead me along the path of His will.

What dreams do you have?

Posted November 5, 2015 by Maureen in Musings

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