Saturday, August 21, 2010

God Will Take Care of You

Be not dismayed whate’er betide,
God will take care of you;
Beneath His wings of love abide,
God will take care of you.

God will take care of you,
Through every day, o’er all the way;
He will take care of you,
God will take care of you.

Through days of toil when heart doth fail,
God will take care of you;
When dangers fierce your path assail,
God will take care of you.

All you may need He will provide,
God will take care of you;
Nothing you ask will be denied,
God will take care of you.

No matter what may be the test,
God will take care of you;
Lean, weary one, upon His breast,
God will take care of you.

Ok. So I'm not big on hymns. Never have been, but most of the time if you just read the words they aren't that bad. ;)

I'm going to rant for a minute, but it's going to be ok at the end. You can skip ahead if you please.

(((This is all a prelude to what I'm actually going to talk about. I am sick sick sick sick SICK sick of singing "Jesus Name Above All Names", "The Old Rugged Cross", "I Surrender All", and countless other hymns at my church right now. People don't know what they're singing. I think the major problem with hymns, right now in our world, is that people don't take the time to think about the words they're singing.

I remember one time when I was little and we still went to Tri-City, seeing for the first time someone think about what the words meant. I was little, and I just sang my heart out. Just for the sake of singing. But obviously I'm not thinking about the words when I'm 7. I remember after Pastor Joe gave the invitation and we were singing "I Surrender All", Mr. Kline said to the church that he couldn't sing "I Surrender All" because that was a lie.

All to Jesus I surrender, all to Him I freely give. I will ever love and trust Him, in His presence daily live.
I surrender all. I surrender all. All to thee my blessed Saviour, I surrender all.

I can't remember the rest of the words. But yeah. If you read this, I'm challenging you to take this song seriously when you sing it. Don't sing these words, or any words of any song, to God if you don't mean it. It's fake. Truthfully, its a little hypocritical. We'll stand there and sing this stuff without thinking about it and then walk out the church doors with the tune stuck in our head.

This is why I get irritated with hymns. I love the words. I love them. But I can barely stand to hear them sung at church.)))

Ok, so Sunday, I walked into church with that^^^cruddy attitude towards the music for the day. I've been upset because I miss leading the singing in Glenville. I miss the people getting excited and understanding what they're singing. So, I was a little sad/irritated when I sat down.

Pastor Kelly asked us to stand up and sing "God Will Take Care of You." So as I'm singing, and reading the words I'm thinking, wow, this song is right on. So I actually sang it and enjoyed singing it after that. The reason I was especially thrilled with this song selection was because this was something that I've been thinking a lot about lately. It bogged me down, and when I read the words I was immediately encouraged. So, props to Civillia D. Martin for writing this song in 1904. It's taken from 1PT5:7. Cast all your cares on Him. He cares for you."

After we were done, pastor started in with announcements, and an older lady said, "Pastor can I say something?" She stood up and said that she was so glad that he had chosen that song to sing this morning. She said, "That song was for me!" And she sat down. The lady in front of me said, "That song was for me, too." And I really wanted to say "ME TOO!" But I didn't.

But that was so encouraging. I thought, wow... it wasn't even just for me, it was for Janie and Alma, too. And it was probably for a few others, who like me, didn't feel like saying so. lol And then I also thought, those two ladies were reading the words and singing it, and believing it :) :) That made me happy, it encouraged me, and I was happy for the rest of the day. Ah, it was a good Sunday to say the least.

So if you've never heard the song, the words are posted above, and this link is Plumb's version of the song. I couldn't find a good recording with original music, but I think Plumb does a great job with this one. This video is a little cheesy, but I don't really care :) It gets the point across.

God will take care of you. Everyday.

No comments:

Post a Comment