"Brightly Beams" is one of my favorites and I have many more favorite
hymns. It is frustrating to me when some suggest that a hymn is
outdated and needs to go by the wayside. Instead, let's learn about the
history behind these works of art --- Like President Packer giving us the
background for the 'lower lights' and so forth. Then we have renewed
meaning again and there are many in the church who can relate and take courage
when these particular songs are sung.By the same token, when we sing
the National Anthem, I do not envision a mentality of war and aggression, I
picture a group of men fighting for freedom and the hope that they received when
they looked up through the chaos and the turmoil and saw that 'our flag was
still there'. I hope we all can develop a greater love for all
of the hymns and songs of faith that can be played and replayed in our minds
when times are good and we feel gratitude and when times are bad and we need an
extra measure of courage and hope.
'Does anyone know where the love of god goes when the waves turn the
minutes to hours?' - Gordon Lightfoot
I think it goes to Lake Gitchgoomie (sp?), Hutterite.
The Gordon Lightfoot song referred to is 'The Wreck of the Edmund
Fitzgerald', which was a Great Lakes Tanker, that sank, if my mind serves
me right, many years ago on Lake Superior. The quote by 'Hutterite" is
actually a line from the epic song. It is a Canadian classic, as Lightfoot is
A newer Country/Pop song alsohasthis theme of Being Guided by the Lord."Jesus Talke The Wheel"
I was at the library on a library computer, when I posted the Dec 6 comment.Time was running out with literally only seconds left. Library computershave timers on them.Sorry that I didn't have more time to
proof-read my comment beforehitting the "submit" rectangle. So
I'll post again.-------A newer Country/Pop song
also has the theme of allowing the Lord to be the Guide."Jesus,
Take the Wheel" is the song. Carrie Underwood was the singer whobrought the song to the attention of many people just a few years ago.