This morning we sang again.
I always feel a bit chary of singing in a corner somewhere when there’s company and we’ve had company for several weeks now.
Well, not precisely company. Our two grandsons, our son-in-law and his company – a very helpful Frenchman.
But this afternoon my husband and I had a couple of hours alone and so we sang a few Psalms before we read together.
I love verse three of 66C:
Bless God, O peoples, sound His praise;
He who appoints our soul to live,
And keeps our feet from slipping.
As silver, God, You tested us,
Delivered us into a net,
Oppressed us with a burden.
Men rode o’er us;
We have gone through fire and water
By Your doing.
Yet you brought us out to freedom.
Its the title song on the first album I ever purchased from Crown and Covenant,“Through Fire and Water: Songs of Deliverance.”
So theoretically I could have learned it off the album. But that’s never worked for me – I have to see the notes!
Which is why from the moment I started thinking about Topic # 18 “Tools or Appliances” from the Beauty in EVERYday 30 Day Challenge that I’ve been (slowly!) working through, I immediately thought of the Psalms for Worship app on my tablet.
We have learned so many really beautiful songs using this tool – songs that have strengthened and enriched our lives.
Songs that brought to life the Psalms that helped us through the fire and water.