Saturday, February 9, 2013

God Leads Us Along

There are so many great hymns that we just don't seem to hear any more. Some have simply been removed from hymn books. Others have been revised so as to make them less "offensive." We sang one a couple of weeks ago that I had not heard in years.
In shady, green pastures, so rich and so sweet,
God leads His dear children along;
Where the water’s cool flow bathes the weary one’s feet,
God leads His dear children along.

Some through the waters, some through the flood,
Some through the fire, but all through the blood;
Some through great sorrow, but God gives a song,
In the night season and all the day long.
"God Leads Us Along," by George A. Young, 1903
What? 1903? How can a song written in 1903 be relevant? But then again, the Bible is much older than that, and there is nothing more relevant today than the Scriptures.