Today’s Bible Reading & Verse
Daniel 8-9 and Hebrews 11
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrew 11:1
Faith expects from God what is beyond all expectation. – Andrew Murray
Today’s Song Story
Jesus, Lover of My Soul
Some have acclaimed it as the greatest hymn ever written! One soldier would have good reason to agree. Some years after the Civil War old soldiers from both the Union and Confederate armies met together. A former Confederate told how he was sent to pick off an exposed Union sentry. As he aimed his gun at the sentry, he heard him singing, “Jesus, Lover of My Soul.”
The Confederate didn’t care if the sentry was a Union enemy or not; he just couldn’t shoot, and lowered his gun. An old Union soldier stood up and asked if that happened in the Atlanta Campaign of 1864. It had. The old Union man said he was that sentry. He told how he had been depressed and fearful when assigned to the isolated sentry post and had begun to sing the hymn to keep his courage up, little realizing how it had saved his life.
How did Charles Wesley come to write this hymn? One story is that Charles was returning to England in the fall of 1736 after serving as Governor Oglethorpe’s secretary in the new colony of Georgia. A frightening storm arose at sea, and it seemed that the ship would go down with all on board. A frightened bird flew into Wesley’s window during the storm and sought safety and protection in the folds of Wesley’s coat! Another account says that the hymn was written when an angry mob drove Charles and John from the place they were preaching. Charles was beaten and composed the hymn while hiding under a hedge.
Charles’ brother John did not like “Jesus Lover of My Soul” when he first read it; he thought it was too sentimental! The hymn didn’t really become popular until after Charles Wesley’s death.
Today`s Worship Songs
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Mighty Fortress – Emerging Voices
Oh Happiness – The David Crowder Band
All I Really Want – Adam Cappa
Love is Making a Way – Sixteen Cities
Your Love – Shane & Shane
Solid Ground – The Museum
Send the Fire – The Stoneliegh Band
Burn in Me – Paul Wilbur
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The Servant’s House
LaSalle, Quebec, Canada
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