Whenever you sing a good hymn, you've just sung a good "sermon"!
I believe the Holy Spirit enlightens the mind through Biblical truth which in turn, for the believer, stirs the spirit to reflect joy and thanksgiving unto our Creator.
Below is one of my all-time favorite hymns. What a blessed thing to know the living God as personal Lord and Saviour, by His grace through faith. Do you know the Lord God in a saving and personal way through His Son Jesus Christ?
Before the Throne of God Above
Before the throne of God above, I have a strong and perfect plea.
A great high Priest whose Name is Love, Who ever lives and pleads for me.
My name is graven on His hands, My name is written on His heart.
I know that while in Heaven He stands, No tongue can bid me thence depart.
When Satan tempts me to despair, And tells me of the guilt within,
Upward I look and see Him there, Who made an end of all my sin.
Because the sinless Savior died, My sinful soul is counted free.
For God the just is satisfied, To look on Him and pardon me.
Behold Him there the risen Lamb, My perfect spotless righteousness,
The great unchangeable I AM, The King of glory and of grace,
One in Himself I cannot die. My soul is purchased by His blood,
My life is hid with Christ on high, With Christ my Savior and my God!
~ Charitie L. Bancroft, 1863.
Note: If you would like to hear a sound clip of this piece sung by Southforth Singers, please click here and go to #5. We have this CD and it's a beautiful collection of hymns, well worth purchasing. This recommendation is unsolicited and no payment is received as a result.