Sing for Joy!

Christians are exhorted to rejoice in the Lord, to sing for the joy within us. Hearing the beautiful Christmas music on classical radio the last few weeks has added joy to my life. Our community choir was shut down because of the pandemic, so we couldn’t perform our usual Christian concert. But hearing the lyrics without having to worry about timing, pitch and harmonization allowed me to really think about what the words meant. Our director frequently reminded us to think about the meaning of what we were singing, but that’s not easy when you’re trying to remember so much else while performing in front of an audience. So, I’m passing his advice on. The next time you hear or sing a familiar hymn, think about what the words mean. It will bring you joy!

4 thoughts on “Sing for Joy!

  1. Good advice! Thanks Sheila!

    On Sat, Dec 25, 2021 at 5:17 AM Briefly Speaking wrote:

    > Sheila Graham posted: ” Christians are exhorted to rejoice in the Lord, to > sing for the joy within us. Hearing the beautiful Christmas music on > classical radio the last few weeks has added joy to my life. Our community > choir was shut down because of the pandemic, so we couldn’t” >

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  2. Absolutely!! I plan to finish watching Handal’s Messiah today…. and IF this 77 year old sings along, probably no one else will join me. Yes, laugh! But good voice or bad, I struggled to sing (or say) words in songs that I knew were not Biblical. If I am driving for an hour or so by myself, I sing the Twenty-third Psalm…..such comfort!!! Love you!!

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