As I informed you in my “About Me” page, I’m a lover of the old hymns. Something about them lifts my spirits like no other music. Now, before I go any further let me just say that Contemporary Christian Music is fine and dandy. I like it too. But my personal preference is the old traditional hymns. Just another reason I’m probably dubbed old fashioned!
The thought that many generations of kin before me have sung these songs really moves me. Standing in the pews, gripping their hymnals, lifting their voices in praise to Almighty God. Many of these beloved hymns were committed to memory. They lived deep within and surfaced when needed to carry them through. I’ll never forget my Papa (grandfather) telling me his Mama (Granny) made him stand up every time they sang “Standing on the Promises of God”.
Another reason I may be so fond of them is because I grew up listening to a gathering of family singing them. There is nothing sweeter and more comforting as a child than to lye your head on your Mama’s lap amongst a crowd of family and listen to them belt out one hymn after another. Such precious memories.
These days you’ll be hard-pressed to find a place that regularly sings these faithful songs of old. I don’t want our traditional songs of the faith to be lost in this fast paced world, a world that is quickly tossing the old ways out. I will cling to them, as they bring me comfort. I play them around my children in hopes that they too will grow fond of them. I like to play my collection of hymns while I’m going about my day and tending to the housework. It truly lifts my spirits and shifts my focus off the things of this world and onto the things of God.
I would love to share some of my favorite hymns with you. I shall make Wednesday’s Hymn Day here at Keeper of My Home. I hope you will follow along and share your favorites too. Let’s preserve our Christian heritage! How ’bout that old time religion?! It’s good enough for me!