Heartfelt Hymns

I love to sing old familiar hymns. Do you? When our grandchildren were babies, I would sing them to sleep with Amazing Grace or How Great Thou Art. When I rocked my grandson, if I had not started to sing quickly enough, he would very gently hum to me as a reminder that I was to sing. I chuckle at his insistence that I sing because I do not have a great singing voice, but my singing is heartfelt.

My love for singing old familiar hymns began way back when I was in the church children’s choir. We would sing the children’s songs that we would be singing during the offertory, but Mrs. Anderson would also have us practice the hymns that everyone would be singing during the service. She explained those familiar words. Her music ministry assisted in building my faith, the faith of my siblings, and that of countless other children.

Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth! (Psalm 96:1).

Leslie Colligan