I 💗 Old Hymns

I don’t know about you but there is something comfortably familiar about singing old hymns. For example:

He Brought Me Out – Henry J. Zelley, 1898

Verse 1
My heart was distressed ‘neath Jehovah’s dread frown,
And low in the pit where my sins dragged me down;
I cried to the Lord from the deep miry clay,
Who tenderly brought me out to golden day.

Chorus
He brought me out of the miry clay,
He set my feet on the Rock to stay;
He puts a song in my soul today,
A song of praise, hallelujah!

Verse 2
He placed me upon the strong Rock by His side,
My steps were established and here I’ll abide;
No danger of falling while here I remain,
But stand by His grace until the crown I gain.

Chorus
He brought me out of the miry clay,
He set my feet on the Rock to stay;
He puts a song in my soul today,
A song of praise, hallelujah!

Verse 3
He gave me a song, ’twas a new song of praise;
By day and by night its sweet notes I will raise;
My heart’s overflowing, I’m happy and free.
I’ll praise my Redeemer, Who has rescued me.

Chorus
He brought me out of the miry clay,
He set my feet on the Rock to stay;
He puts a song in my soul today,
A song of praise, hallelujah!

Verse 4
I’ll sing of His wonderful mercy to me,
I’ll praise Him till all men His goodness shall see;
I’ll sing of salvation at home and abroad,
Till many shall hear the truth and trust in God.

Chorus
He brought me out of the miry clay,
He set my feet on the Rock to stay;
He puts a song in my soul today,
A song of praise, hallelujah!

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Doesn’t that chorus speak directly to a wounded soul? I know it does for me.

Is there an obscure old hymn that has this affect on you?

20 comments

  1. Thank you for sharing a favorite hymn! I couldn’t agree more that there is “something comfortably familiar about singing an old hymn.” This year I’m using “The One Year of Hymns” as part of my morning devotions. I’m enjoying learning new hymns and being reacquainted with those I haven’t sung in many a years. Some of my favorites hymns are “Be Still My Soul,” “Come Thou Fount,” and “Blessed Assurance.”

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  2. “And Can It Be?” I love that one, especially the 4th (?) verse that says,

    “Long my imprisoned spirit lay,
    Fast-bound in sin and nature’s night.
    Thine eye diffused a quick’ning ray;
    I rose, the dungeon flamed with light!
    My chains fell off! My heart was free!
    I rose, went forth and followed Thee.” ❤ ❤ ❤ !!!

    #dramamajor

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