Parallels In Songs

Scripture reference;

“Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.”  Matthew 13:52 KJV

 

I have not been blogging as regularly as I would like to do. I have recently went to work. I took a part-time job back in July where I assist three precious ladies in a supportive living setting. Then I took an additional part-time job a couple weeks ago doing office work in a small local business.

The second job requires me to be very focused on details, but the first one, like time spent at home, provides me with quiet moments from time to time where I am often prompted to reflect on my life. At these times I see the pages of my life turning as if they contained an exhaustive “scope and sequence” with very little mastery achieved. Consequently, I find myself wishing that what I have “actually learned” would be applied more effectively.

The past two days I have spent here at home. A couple of songs came to my mind that seemed to sum up my feelings. I am so thankful for the Lord’s grace, compassion, and mercy.

 

“Why Me” by Kris Kristofferson (first recorded in 1972)

 

 

 

“And Can It Be That I Should Gain?” by Charles Wesley (written 1738)

 

And can it be that I should gain
An interest in the Savior’s blood?
Died He for me, who caused His pain—
For me, who Him to death pursued?
Amazing love! How can it be,
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?
Amazing love! How can it be,
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

’Tis mystery all: th’Immortal dies:
Who can explore His strange design?
In vain the firstborn seraph tries
To sound the depths of love divine.
’Tis mercy all! Let earth adore,
Let angel minds inquire no more.
’Tis mercy all! Let earth adore;
Let angel minds inquire no more.

He left His Father’s throne above
So free, so infinite His grace—
Emptied Himself of all but love,
And bled for Adam’s helpless race:
’Tis mercy all, immense and free,
For O my God, it found out me!
’Tis mercy all, immense and free,
For O my God, it found out me!

Long my imprisoned spirit lay,
Fast bound in sin and nature’s night;
Thine eye diffused a quickening ray—
I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.

Still the small inward voice I hear,
That whispers all my sins forgiven;
Still the atoning blood is near,
That quenched the wrath of hostile Heaven.
I feel the life His wounds impart;
I feel the Savior in my heart.
I feel the life His wounds impart;
I feel the Savior in my heart.

No condemnation now I dread;
Jesus, and all in Him, is mine;
Alive in Him, my living Head,
And clothed in righteousness divine,
Bold I approach th’eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.
Bold I approach th’eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Parallels In Songs

  1. Why Me, one of my favorite songs. “I felt this forgiveness that I didn’t even know I needed” powerful words that would bring about this beautiful song. This was the first time I heard the story of how this song came about. Thank you Theresa for sharing both of these hyms.

    Also, I like what you’ve done with your blog. The colors are so striking and I like the setup.

    • Stephanae, I am so glad you liked this post. It seems like the older I get the more I am aware of my own spiritual neediness.

      Thank you for the complement on the setup of my blog. I liked it, because it was simple.

      Blessings,
      Theresa

  2. Debbie says:

    Thank you, dear woman of the word, for sharing what He shares with you, for connecting the dots and seeing parallels! For some reason you have me thinking about that verse in Psalm 139 , ” And in your book they all,were written, The days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.”
    Thank you! Love you! God bless you!
    Deb

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