Happy Wednesday, everyone!
This Sunday’s worship music is all from the Baptist Hymnbook, and includes some of the songs I grew up singing in church. Several of them, like Jesus Loves Me, When We All Get to Heaven, and When the Roll is Called Up Yonder, were songs that I understood (or thought I understood), even as a young girl, and I can remember singing them to myself at home or in the car, or pounding them out on the piano with my teacher. I can still remember my consternation when I discovered as a young reader that I had been singing when the roller coaster’s younger I’ll be there, instead of the real lyrics – what a shock that was!
I am so grateful that I grew up in a church that sang. Music was (and still is, of course!) a huge part of my life growing up, and the lyrics from these hymns of faith and other Christian songs helped me to understand, internalize and cement into solid faith what I knew and believed about God, even as a child. Now in middle-age, I can still remember songs I sang with my family, in children’s choir, youth ensemble, and various adult choirs over the past 50 or so years. My love for Christian music and my desire to see it edify and encourage God’s church is what drew me into music ministry as a college student, and it continues to motivate me today. It is my hope that Salem can be that church (a church that sings) for you and your family.
See you on Sunday!
Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus – Fairview Academy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79FT7kJpZ1g
Jesus Loves Me – Cedarmont Kids - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPTE5znrDAk
He Included Me –https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Keywakj1-kA
When We All Get to Heaven – the Gaithers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ClwsynwVrI
When the Roll is Called Up Yonder – the Gaithers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LjZfjuOASs
In the Sweet By and By – Selah - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvERN8htosI