Sometimes I feel like I’m all out of songs to sing. I used to be full of them.
Hymns and spirituals, songs for hope
Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow. Because He lives, all fear is gone!
songs for hard times
Hold me Jesus, cuz I’m shaking like a leaf, you have been my king of glory, won’t you be my prince of peace
i have a maker, he formed my heart. before even time began, my life was in his hands.
God bless you, and keep you, cause his face to shine upon you, lift his countenance on you and give you peace.
And now, I’m without them.
Without the old songs and stories – who am I? What can I sing when i’m afraid? When I no longer believe Jesus will hold me, when I no longer believe in glorious days to come.
I feel both angry and sad at the loss but I can’t go back.
I’m bereft of the music of my childhood and I find simple songs in my heart to sing. I make a new lullaby.
good night, little boys, sleep in peace, little boys, mom and daddy love you, it’s time to go to sleep.
I find new music to dance to.
I find new songs about myself
Slowly, I gather music around me, rebuilding my heart. There might never be the music of eternal glory and hope, the security of ‘knowing’ I’m right.
But by god, there will be dancing.