Reaching and Lifting Hearts Through Song- by Carla Nilsen
Have you ever had your teenager rush to the piano to open your hymnal and excitedly show their friends a new hymn? Well, with this new, wonderful new hymnal, that has happened at my house. More than once, Ryan has enthusiastically showed more than one of his friends his new favorite hymn lyrics. It’s Community of Christ Sings number #340, “We are Children of Creation”. His favorite line is
“We are children of creation, star flung bits of living fire, creatures with imagination, framed with passion and desire…”
As you can imagine, this gives my mamma heart joy! I too love the new hymnal and many of the hymns in it!
Last fall, during a Hymn Sing service, we all chose songs from the new hymnal that were meaningful to us. Many of us chose our favorite hymns that we’ve loved for a long time, some chose new songs that we’ve come to love, and some chose songs that they don’t know yet, but they like the lyrics and would love to learn. So here is that list that TCC made. Use it to enhance your devotional time-read the lyrics, or use some of these songs if you are planning a worship service for TCC. If you ever need help teaching a new hymn, please let me know. I love helping us sing from our new hymnal.