November 25, 2022
12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
My mind, after reading verse 17, immediately went to this hymn. You may not have ever heard the ‘long’ version of this hymn so I’m going to share it with you now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gX5-ZW7nWlY
This is what we sing in church each Sunday – and what I find myself singing sometimes as I’m about my chores … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N74qPvJxg-I
But there are no prettier voices than the ones we hear in church – untrained voices singing this hymn from their hearts.