One of the best ways for me to stay in touch with some of the older CDs in my library is to play them while I drive. The >> and repeat buttons are within easy reach as the white lines zip by like meaure lines. A neat old treasure brought a smile Monday afternoon.
The CD I decided to review is an out of print demo by Radio Bible Class / Discovery Singers called “An RBC Sampler” If you’ve read here very much you already know I really enjoy male quartet stylings> I’m particularly drawn to those harmonies that make you me lean forward in your my chair as you I wonder “How do they do that?!
A rich orchestral beginning introduced the tenor voice that led off:
When we walk with the Lord in the light of His love what a glory He sheds on our way… I’ll confess, I was into the harmonies more than I should have when they began at the chorus. I sang along – bass, of course. I like tenors; I respect them. Every choir longs for them and every quartet needs two. But I’m glad I’m a bass. So that’s what I sang, verse after verse. I smiled a bit as I discovered I still remember the words to this old hymn, even though it’s been a long time since I sang it.
I stopped singing and just listened when these words came across the speakers, however:
But we never can prove the delights of His love until all on the altar we lay; for the favor He shows and the joy He bestows are for them who will trust and obey.
I thought of it as prose instead of a poem and it seemed stronger somehow. Then the last thought of the final verse made me sit taller:
. . . what He says we will do, where He sends we will go. Never fear, only trust and obey.
It was a good reminder for me Monday morning. I know God orchestrated it because by Monday evening it came to light that my/our next ministry assignment might be 900 miles west.
The favor He shows and the joy he bestows are for them who will trust and obey. Lord, I want You to be able to say that of —and do that for— me. I want to live where Your favor shines.
What You say we will do. Where You send we will go.
I need to not be afraid of the unknowns that come to mind; I need to trust. And obey.