I sing. Mostly, to the Lord God Almighty. When I walk. When I clean. When I drive. And yes, most definitely in the shower. All my JOY Choir members can testify to my mantra of singing in the shower…
Today, after swimming, as i usually do, I continued singing a hymn, yes, in the shower. “My life flows on in endless song above earth’s lamentation. I catch the sweet, tho far off hymn that hails a new creation.”
As I began the chorus, another lady joined me singing alto. Lovely!!
As I began the second verse, another lady joined in with tenor! Even more lovely!!!
I was so enraptured, I kept going. And they stayed with me, all of us humming the words forgotten, but blessings pouring down, how could I stop?!
When we did, the silence beckoned and I began, “Oh how I love Jesus…” and they joined right in with their lovely voices and parts and hearts and I was filled with JOY!
So now I know two new lady-friends. One of them turned out to be the great-grandmother of one of my kids in JOY Choir!!
I didn’t learn hymns growing up. But I’m learning them now. Not changing and rearranging, but rather appreciating the four-part harmony of the original. I’m teaching them to all my children, so they can sing with their grandparents, continue traditions and have special songs to sing together.
I sing. “No storm can shake my inmost calm while to that rock I’m clinging. Since love is Lord of heav’n and earth, how can I keep from singing?”