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Favorite song - Pass It On
There are so many hymns and songs that have meaning to me. As a child I would sing “This is My Father’s World” as I would walk down trails in the 15 acre woods adjacent to my home. I knew every trail and turn by heart. As an adult “Great is thy Faithfulness” fills my heart with emotion and faith while “As the Deer” soothes my soul.
How can I forget hearing Tahitian Christians singing “Amazing Grace” in a small chapel on a Sunday morning on the island of Huahine. Then there was “Day by Day” which we taught a group of El Salvadoran teenagers in their native language and in English last summer during a mission trip. At Christmas time “Mary Did You Know” is as reflective as it is beautiful. It is all the more special after hearing three of our young people perform it at a Christmas show last December.
But I do have a favorite. I first heard the song “Pass It On” when I began doing youth work in the early 1970’s. Its campfire theme reflects the many days spent around a campfire with family and friends. The beautiful melody is memorable but it is the words that have the most meaning….
It only takes a spark to get a fire going
But soon all those around will warm up to its glowing
That’s how it is with God’s love, once you’ve experienced it
You want to sing; it’s fresh like spring; you want to pass it on.
Yes, that is the mission we all have on earth … to pass on the love God fills our hearts with.
I have so many songs that I love, but the one that sticks to to my head is, "Praise You In The Storm," by Casting Crowns. I just recently was tested by God with my finances and car, but instead of feeling discouraged, that song stuck to my head and I just kept singing, and it helped me!! God Bless
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to listen to your song, Praise Him( playing on the home page of the website). It was really something to write home about. Like the lyrics said, this is a call and we must do everything within our reach to answer this call. One way to answer this call is by using our talents to help our fellow brethren who were not fortunate enough to know this truth. You have really proved your stand in the Lord, and your song, from my point of view, is one that can cause a sinner to turn around. You did not only inform the people about the one who is to be praised, but you also reveal to them of our hope as partakers of this divine blessing which the death of Christ has brought to mankind You are such a wonderful man I must admit.
I also enjoy listening to Women of Faith. I love their songs because it reminds me of the everlasting love of God, His goodness and His sure promises to us. Why we are running short of his glory is due to our ignorance of heeding to His word. In their songs, they try to point out these facts thereby, letting the people know the reason for the calamity that has fallen upon humanity. I am moved to serve the Lord even after knowing all these things.
Editor ... Light is a young musician in Togo, trying to make his way sharing the gospel in song. See his tesimonial on the Youth Speaks Out page.