Tuesday, September 17, 2013

day no. 12,748: a hymn for each kid

I don't know where the idea came from exactly. 

I seem to recall my wife mentioning something to me about some family perhaps that had picked out a hymn for each of their children.

Wherever it came from, I liked the idea and applied it.

We sing each child's hymn with them nearly every night prior to going to bed.
We do not sing the entire hymn, but rather just a verse and a chorus.

Here are the hymns we have chosen for each of kids so far as well as the verses we sing:

Atticus - Nothing but the Blood

What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Oh! precious is the flow
That makes me white as snow;
No other fount I know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Penelope - Before the Throne

Before the throne of God above
I have a strong, a perfect plea:
A great High Priest, whose name is Love,
Who ever lives and pleads for me.

My name is graven on his hands,
My name is written on his heart;
I know that while in heaven he stands
No tongue can bid me thence depart
No tongue can bid me thence depart.

Although my favorite verse is the second which goes:

When Satan tempts me to despair,
And tells me of the guilt within,
Upward I look, and see him there
Who made an end of all my sin.

Because a sinless Savior died,
My sinful soul is counted free;
For God, the Just, is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me
To look on Him and pardon me

Finneas - Rock of Ages

Not the labor of my hands
Can fulfill Thy law’s demands;

Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.

Laurelai - Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Man of Sorrows! what a name
For the Son of God, who came
Ruined sinners to reclaim.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Hallelujah! x 8

So that's how we roll (to steal a line from my wife)