The Stones Themselves Will Start to Sing: All the Tumult and the Strife

My life flows on in endless song
Above earth’s lamentation
I hear the sweet, though far-off hymn
That hails a new creation
Through all the tumult and the strife
I hear that music ringing
It finds an echo in my soul
How can I keep from singing?
~Robert Lowry

We recently returned from an out of state visit with two grandsons, ages two and six months. They love being sung to – they rock and bop to melodies and rhythms and then relax to sleep listening to us sing the quiet evening hymns we sang to his father at night.

They will see so much in their lifetimes that we can’t even imagine. Already in their short time on earth there have been plenty of cataclysmic events, and without a doubt, more are in store.

No matter what comes, we pray they will always hear their parents’ and four grandparents’ voices resounding inside their heads when things get rough. The hymns and the prayers said over them will give them calm and confidence in the face of troubles, tumult and strife.

God’s reality and truth are shared with them in songs and words every day, and as they someday raise children of their own, how can they keep from singing that out whenever it is most needed?

This year’s Lenten theme for Barnstorming is a daily selection from songs and hymns about Christ’s profound sacrifice on our behalf.

If we remain silent about Him, the stones themselves will shout out and start to sing (Luke 19:40).

In His name, may we sing…

My life flows on in endless song,
above earth’s lamentation.
I catch the sweet, though far-off hymn
that hails a new creation.

Refrain:
No storm can shake my inmost calm
while to that Rock I’m clinging.
Since Love is lord of heav’n and earth,
how can I keep from singing?

Through all the tumult and the strife,
I hear that music ringing.
It finds an echo in my soul.
How can I keep from singing?

What though my joys and comforts die,
I know my Savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

I lift mine eyes the cloud grows thin
I see the blue above it
And day by day this pathway smooths
Since first I learned to love it

The peace of Christ makes fresh my heart,
a fountain ever springing!
All things are mine since I am his!
How can I keep from singing?

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2 thoughts on “The Stones Themselves Will Start to Sing: All the Tumult and the Strife

  1. What a wonderful foundation for these precious children. They are so blessed to have such wonderful godly grandparents and parents!!

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  2. I agree..
    The faith that our children and grandchildren witness in their formative years — borne of the spiritual inheritance of the practiced faith of those who preceded them, as well as TRUTH in The WORD –will be their shield, their protector, provided by the indwelling SPIRIT (the presence of Jesus’ love and eternal Promise) to protect and to teach them as they cope with adversity — which they will surely confront as Jesus’ followers do and have done for over two millennia..

    Emily, I must comment on and thank you for the photos you chose here. Their visually emotional, spiritual effect of the shattering cataclysmic reality of that terrible (but forever saving) event on Golgotha on that day over 2000 years ago is made more memorable by your use — once again –
    of the darkness and the light in the sky. My mind (and my faith) saw it as overcoming the darkness
    of evil and the gradually larger infusion of the LIGHT — the salvific gift of atonement by the suffering Savior, JESUS the CHRIST..

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