Mocha with Linda, and she had a small post today about a particular hymn she loved by the Gaithers. I listened to her video clip and it made me decide I wanted to post one today myself. Frank and I went to a book sale to help the Humane Society this morning early, then went to Awbreys to look at their Christmas stuff. Awbreys sells feed, seeds, plants....and stuff. It is the stuff I love. It has wooden floors and smells like my grandfather. It is amazing what memories smell can evoke. When we finished there we headed to Newnan to the Halloween Superstore. I am not a big fan of Halloween (I loved it when I was a child....but things were different then and mean people did not exist). Anyways, our church does a hayride and Trunk or Treat...so I felt like I had to do a little something for the kids. We got some web stuff to put on the hatch of my HHR for the Trunk or Treat thing next Saturday night and I bought myself a butterfly tatoo for my eyes...with pink sparkly eyelashes...and a black and pink spiked wig that looks like Alices hair in Twilight....I plan to wear all black. We bought Frank and clown get up and it is so cute. "SQUIRREL!" My ADD kicked in somewhere between the beginning of this post and now. My HYMN for today is "Be Thou My Vision," an 8th century Irish hymn. There is something about this hymn that is just beautifully unique. I mean, all hymns are good, worshipping and glorifying God, but this song is just magical. First off,the tune is energetic, while at the same time breathtaking, which isn't common among energetic tunes, if you know what I mean. Usually the breath-taking tune is this slow, steady and a very focused tune, while this is rampant, powerful, and to be honest it is ridiculously beautiful. It just seems to offer something different than any other true hymn. This is one hymn I've never been able to sing to it's end without sobbing and I truly believe that because this hymn is so dramatic in tone and presentation that it has the ability to touch people's hearts. I know it does mine everytime I hear it. The version I am sharing with you today is by 4Him. Enjoy it and I hope you have a glorious Saturday.
To Joey, With Love....WINNER!
8 months ago