Old vs New, which do you choose?

At times I tell you about a song that is running through my gray matter, some song like “Desperado” and then I wonder if Desperado ever did come to his senses, or “When I fall in love” and think about all the people I have heard say the words in a wedding ceremony “as long as we both shall live” (which I pointed out in one of my more cynical moments, I have noted that ministers have changed that statement for “as long as we both shall love” which does give room for you to change your mind and the whole “forever” routine is off the table!). Recently I had a day of old hymns, their beauty, the way some of them make me feel and how some of the words need to be translated for people who may just sing along without knowing exactly what it is they are saying. I saw a status that simply said, “I need Thee every hour”, so I added “Oh gracious Lord; no tender voice like Thine can peace afford“. Different friends added their thoughts and comments and when I had looked at those I decided to check my email and found one that had been sent two days earlier but it was meant for me to see that particular day. The subject line said “You have to hear this, it is amazing”, so I clicked on the link which took me to a YouTube page where I saw a square with nine smaller squares, in each square was the same young man with big fuzzy hair and huge earphones, I didn’t know what this was about until he opened his mouth! The most beautiful music issued forth and he was singing, “I need Thee“. I was totally captured.  I went on to listen to his rendition of “It is Well” and then “How Great Thou Art“! The young man’s name is Sam Robson; I wondered if there were young people, or any people that hear those old hymns of the church and wonder what “can peace afford” or “attendeth my way” means. However, there is one of the modern songs, not senile I know I have mentioned before but it gets me every time they sing it at church and I am looking up at a screen with the words looming up before me, and that is “He is a hurricane I am a tree“. Now I am sorry as I can be friends, but I’m thinking I would rather think of God as the “potter” while I am the “clay” than being some force of nature that is going to tear up hearth and home or pull me up by the roots like a tree flying through the storm. I guess each generation has it’s own way of expressing it’s thoughts and I guess I am stuck in mine, so for now I will ask God to “Have Thine Own Way“, I know that “We Shall Behold Him” and then I will be able to say “It Is Well With My Soul!” !

 

About harolene

Thank you for stopping by for a visit! If you read my thoughts you will see that I am sometimes serious, at other times sappy or funny, occasionally I am sad and sentimental, but I am always sincere! I am a single mother who raised two children, born ten years apart and different sexes so first it was bows and dolls, pretty dresses and boys! When my son was born it was rough and tumble games, baseball, soccer, wrestling and girls! I am known for my "smile" and for my default answer to any situation, "no problem", which was something I didn't realize I did until it was pointed out to me! I am a moon watcher and a star gazer. I am astounded and feel so small knowing that every creature that has ever walked the face of this earth has gazed upon that same beautiful orb that my eyes can behold on any night when the earth is not wearing her cloak of clouds. My parents have made me the person that I am. Their love, veracity in all areas of life, humor and passion for their work and each other have given me hope that my life can actually be a happy one! Chances are if you are reading this you already know all this but again, I appreciate your stopping by! While you're here hit the "Like" button for me and thanks for checking in!
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2 Responses to Old vs New, which do you choose?

  1. Floyd Burdett says:

    I guess, like most things, it depends on the situation…
    Some “old” things NEED to change… either because they are just WRONG — like slavery, for example, And in some cases, BOTH ways are ‘right’ for different people or situations.
    And, of course, there are “old” things that MUST stay the same — Like Moral Standards based on GOD’s WORD!!
    In the realm of Music and Songs…the same is true… “New” songs and words may reach an audience that would not be reached otherwise… so long as the MESSAGE stays the same…!
    For others, the “old” songs they have sung and been inspired by since the time they became Followers will always continue to be strengthened by those same songs — and perhaps enjoy the harmonies and ‘blending voices’ that often are not present with the “new” songs…
    And of course there are people like me who enjoy MOST songs, New or Old, depending on my feelings, and the situation…so long as the message is in line with The Word…

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  2. harolene says:

    I agree with you Floyd! 🙂 ❤

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