God called me through the Old Hymns

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GOD CALLED ME THROUGH THE HYMNS…..Hymns influenced my life as a child singing in our pentecostal chapel in Wales, i cna still hear my mothers voice now, singing, the words convicting my soul, it was as if God was speaking to me through them and he was. Those days the lyrics were about God’s call, the missIon field or God himself, “I surrender all.” At the cross at the cross where I first saw the light.” follow follow I will follow Jesus” Jesus shall lead me night and day, Jesus shall lead me all the way” hymns¬†written¬†by missionaries with themes of sacrifice, duty and the call of God. One song that proved to be calling point to me was “In heavenly love abiding” wriiten in 1850 written by Anna Letitia Waring. Here are the lyrics.

1In heavenly love abiding,
no change my heart shall fear;
and safe is such confiding,
for nothing changes here:
the storm may roar without me,
my heart may low be laid;
but God is round about me,
and can I be dismayed?

2 Wherever he may guide me,
no want shall turn me back;
my Shepherd is beside me,
and nothing can I lack:
his wisdom ever waketh,
his sight is never dim,
he knows the way he taketh,
and I will walk with him.

3 Green pastures are before me,
which yet I have not seen;
bright skies will soon be o’er me,
where darkest clouds have been;
my hope I cannot measure,
my path to life is free;
my Saviour has my treasure,
and he will walk with me

Yes, God used this hymn and others to talk to me deeply. They still do! I’ve proved the words as my testimony by taking the step of faith and preaching for 17 years by faith overseas. Some say the old hymns have died out, maybe so and so has the conviction that was used to speak to men’s hearts and souls and call them to the mission field. For me however the words have never died they still bring tears, our church was not flashy and charismatic but it forever changed my life through the simplicity of its gospel and service.

Never belittle what was, the old ways, were God’s way of calling me, and he still uses these old songs to talk to me. Never belittle the past, God choose it to call you.
What’s your experience?

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