Back in February I wrote about saying goodbye to fear. I have faced another fear of mine this month. I joined our church choir. I call this a fear because I am not confident in my singing skills. It's sort of funny because I did take a voice class in college and sang in front of 20 people by myself.
My parents asked if I wanted to come with them to choir practice as they prepare songs for Easter service. I asked myself what I would do if I weren't scared. The answer was, I would go to choir and sing. It has been a fun experience. We are singing every Sunday this month. I know that I'm not really a singer, but I am loving the chance to learn. Below are the lyrics to the song we will be singing on Sunday. The words are so powerful and moving.
Speaking of singing, stop over at Jennifer's blog and watch the video she posted. She is an amazingly talented woman and I loved listening to her perform her original song.
I heard the voice of Jesus say, "Come unto Me and rest;
Lay down, thou weary one, lay down Thy head upon My breast."
I came to Jesus as I was, So weary, worn and sad;
I found in Him a resting place, And He has made me glad.
I heard the voice of Jesus say, "Behold, I freely give
The living water; thirsty one, Stoop down and drink and live."
I came to Jesus, and I drank Of that life-giving stream;
My thirst was quenched, my soul revived, And now I live in Him.
I heard the voice of Jesus say, "I am this dark world's light
Look unto Me; thy morn shall rise And all thy day be bright."
I looked to Jesus, and I found in Him my star, my sun;
And in that light of life I'll walk Till trav'ling days are done.
Found in the Lutheran Service Book, 699
Text: Horatius Bonar 1808-89
Music: Amanda Husberg, b. 1940