#SundaySong 1/18/2015

For me, the best thing about winter is not the cold. It’s the comfort of warmth in the midst of the chill.

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Familiar songs, hymns, and spiritual songs are electric blankets, cups of hot tea with honey, bowls of piping hot soup–comforting our souls with the truth that the cold will not envelop us forever.

I was reminded of a song like this during a prayer and Bible study conference call this morning. The teachers began their discussion of Philippians 1:21 with a reading of the hymn, “Jesus Is All the World to Me.”

If we are honest–even those of us who have walked with the Lord for years–we know there are areas of our lives where Jesus is not all the world to us. For us, “To live is ______, and to die is ______.” We can fill in the blanks with our greatest loves and fears.

But singing this lifts my heart and reminds me of real life. Knowing Jesus. Experiencing the depths and heights of friendship with Him. Both now, and eternally.

I hope you will sing to the Lord this morning! May the Lord fill your heart so richly that when you gather with other Christians, the overflow of your personal worship through song spills over into the gathering!

Lyrics:

Jesus is all the world to me,
My life, my joy, my all;
He is my strength from day to day,
Without Him I would fall.
When I am sad, to Him I go,
No other one can cheer me so;
When I am sad, He makes me glad,
He’s my Friend.

Jesus is all the world to me,
My Friend in trials sore;
I go to Him for blessings, and
He gives them o’er and o’er.
He sends the sunshine and the rain,
He sends the harvest’s golden grain;
Sunshine and rain, harvest of grain,
He’s my Friend.

Jesus is all the world to me,
And true to Him I’ll be;
Oh, how could I this Friend deny,
When He’s so true to me?
Following Him I know I’m right,
He watches o’er me day and night;
Following Him by day and night,
He’s my Friend.

Jesus is all the world to me,
I want no better Friend;
I trust Him now, I’ll trust Him when
Life’s fleeting days shall end.
Beautiful life with such a Friend,
Beautiful life that has no end;
Eternal life, eternal joy,
He’s my Friend.

What song is warming your heart today? Please comment below…I want to sing with you!

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