Sunday, October 25, 2015

Sunday's Thought

My mother was a church organist for many years.  She didn't enjoy it very much as she would get very nervous on Sunday mornings.

My parents had their favorites hymns and Gospel songs over the years.  My mother's was:

Jesus Is All The World To Me

Jesus is all the world to me,
My life, my joy, my all;
He is my strength from day to day
Without Him I would fall.
When I am sad to Him I go;
No other one can cheer me so;
When I am sad He makes me glad:
He’s my Friend.

Jesus is all the world to me,
My Friend in trials sore;
I go to Him for blessings, and He gives them o’er and o’er.
He sends the sunshine and the rain;
He sends the harvest’s golden grain;
Sunshine and rain, harvest of grain,
He’s my Friend.

Jesus is all the world to me,
I want no better Friend;
I trust Him now, I’ll trust Him when
Life’s fleeting days shall end.
Beautiful life with such a Friend,
Beautiful life that has no end;
Eternal life, eternal joy:
He’s my Friend.

Words and Music by Will L. Thompson
Public Domain Hymn

When I got married, this hymn was played in honor of my mother as my bride was brought down the aisle. My mother passed away in 2011, this hymn was one that we sang in her memory at the funeral. 

Though I have played the hymn quite often as a church organist, I didn't pay a whole lot of attention to the words until later in life. As I've been thinking about hymns of the church and topics to write about, this hymn came to mind.  As I went through the words, I quickly learned what a hymn full of truth.  

Jesus is my friend, he brings joy, strength, comfort, peace, friendship, blessings and beauty to my life.  

Having Jesus in your life, as your friend, as your Savior, is as simple as visiting and following the steps at Peace With God!


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