God Moves in a Mysterious Way

I heard hymns for the first time at the age of eleven. Up until then, I didn’t have any spiritual influences in my life. My parents were unbelievers and never went to church. Then God graciously saved my mother, and she began to take my brother and me to church as often as she could. […]

To God Be the Glory

Singing has been a part of my life since before I can remember. Music was played and sung in the house when I was a child, and I remember waking up on the Lord’s Day to sweet gospel hymns being played on Christian radio. Oftentimes I made a “joyful noise” with my family for special […]

When This Passing World is Done

I was blessed to grow up in a home and church where hymns were beloved companions to life and worship. I have fond memories of Sunday-night singspirations, bonfire hymn-sings, and joyful singing from the top of a mountain while enjoying the view on a church hike. Our favorite hymns were sung quite often. As children […]

Hymns Of The Heart

With so many hymns filed away in my brain, writing about a favorite hymn should be an easy task. But trying to decide which one to make the subject of this article reminded me of the time my siblings and I asked my mother the question I suppose all siblings ask their mothers sooner or […]

Fanny Crosby 1820–1915 Hymn Writer, Poet, Teacher, Mission Worker, Musician

I find it very difficult to answer the question “What is your favorite hymn?” I love to read, sing, and play many hymns and cannot easily select one as my most cherished. I find, however, that many of the hymns I am drawn to and hold dear were written by Fanny Crosby. Frances Jane Crosby […]

Little Is Much When God Is In It

In the harvest field now ripened There’s a work for all to do; Hark! the voice of God is calling, To the harvest calling you. Refrain: Little is much when God is in it! Labor not for wealth or fame; There’s a crown, and you can win it, If you go in Jesus’ name. In […]

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