I’ve always loved the old hymns. Like many, I was fortunate to be raised on them. They are a part of me. For quite a while now, I’ve made sure I spend part of my morning quiet time flipping through that hymnal. Pausing on a favorite. Remembering the chorus of another. Each hymn holds such wonderful truth.
Most hymns have the ability to transport me back to a specific time and place. When I sing Because He Lives, I can hear the organ, see that tall ceiling and picture in my mind the gorgeous stained glass of the church I grew up in.
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5 Ways to Weave Hymns Into Your Days
Often I like to share a photo of a hymn on Instagram. And I’ve been asked how I make hymns a part of my days. So I am sharing five simple ways to weave hymns into your days.
Awake, my soul, and sing of Him who died for thee, And hail Him as they matchless King Thro’ all eternity.
1. Include hymns in your quiet time or devotion time.
I have a Baptist hymnal right on the end table next to the couch where I have my morning quiet time. I open up that hymnal, flip through and find several that speak to me that particular morning. You might not have a hymnal handy on your end table, but:
- nethymnal.org is a great online resource for hymns. Search by title and find not only the lyrics but stories behind the hymns – about the authors that penned those words and more.
- Sacred Favorites – I found via Sky Angel TV years ago. Listen online to great hymns, Bible studies and more.
Yes, as you go about your day and face frustrations – Just sing!
Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow! Praise Him All Creatures Here Below…Praise Him Above Ye Heavenly Host. Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen!!
Lately I have been enjoying these wonderful studies of hymns on my phone via the She Reads Truth App. These four studies are FREE. So, go download them now!
Play them often! Teach them to your children! Our favorite hymn set to listen to is Hymns Triumphant. This two volume set runs in the background while we get ready for church on Sunday mornings. Or at random times during the week.
I am sure you can likely get Hymns Triumphant via iTunes as well but we have the CDs that Hodgepodgedad pulled into the family library so we can listen via AppleTV.
5. Wear Hymns Around Your Neck
We love our wonderful diffuser necklaces! These are our very favorite from Sacred Arrow Jewelry and The Hymn Drop Shop. Each of the above (except the ‘It is Well with my Soul’ which has a leather strap at the nape of the neck) is a locket style. We open up the locket and place a leather disc inside. On the disc we place one drop of an essential oil. I just love having that reminder to turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face…
Bonus: Hymn Books
Update! My dear friend, Susan, gave me this book last spring and I have loved it to pieces! This is the first in a series of hymn stories. Then Sings My Soul not only has 150 Christmas, Easter and all-time favorite hymns but it has the story behind each. Plus the story on the hymn writer. Highly recommend!
Then Sings My Soul Book 3: The Story of Our Songs: Drawing Strength from the Great Hymns of Our Faith (Then Sings My Soul (Thomas Nelson))
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More resources for hymns and hymn study gathered on my Hymns Pinterest board.
“Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world. It controls our thoughts, minds, hearts and spirits…” -Martin Luther
Come Thou fount of ev’ry blessing, tune my heart to sing Thy grace…
In what ways do YOU weave hymns into your days?