If you have read my blog for any length of time, you will know the importance of music in my life.
On my last post, I had the song, "American Tune" by Paul Simon. Did you know Paul Simon based the song on a very old melody? It is the same music for the hymn, "O Sacred Head Sore Wounded".
You may read the background about it just here. The first time that I heard that hymn in my Episcopal church, I was thrilled to recognize it as "American Tune".
Also, when we sang the song at church, one of the verses seemed as if it had been written for me. Just a few months prior, I had fainted on Christmas day and had spent the entire day in the ER at the hospital. (I was okay, just a bad reaction to medication...but it was scary.) Read these words and you will see why this jumped out at me with so much meaning.
What language shall I borrow to thank Thee, dearest friend,
For this Thy dying sorrow, Thy pity without end?
O make me Thine forever, and SHOULD I FAINTING BE,
Lord, let me NEVER, NEVER outlive my love to Thee.
The capitals are mine, just because that is how I read them and sung them!
There is nothing like the flowers that bloom right in your own yard! These pink azaleas bloomed just in time for my birthday. Wonderful to have calls and visits from family and friends! I am thankful-just as I am thankful for my blogging friends. God bless each and every one of you, wherever you are in the world!