Words of Life

“Sing them over again to me

Wonderful words of life

More of their beauty let me see

Wonderful words of life

Words of life and beauty

Teach me faith and duty

Beautiful words, wonderful words

Wonderful words of life.”

(By P.P. Bliss)

This morning as I was praying the words to this old song came to me. “Sing them over again to me, wonderful words of life.”  Words of life. Words of beauty. Words of faith. Words of duty. Wonderful, beautiful words. The Bible is not just a book of words or narratives about people’s lives. It is the words of God, spoken from His very own mouth, penned by men of faith who wrote under the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

I pondered on those words. Why are they so wonderful, so beautiful? They are words that bring healing, comfort, encouragement, peace, direction, and hope. They are words that inspire, anoint, convict, and empower. They are words that can break the bondage of sin, show us the way to the Father, give direction for our journey on earth, and inspire hope for the future. The weary find strength, the sorrowful find joy, the burdened find release and the lost find their way. They are words of power, wisdom, praise, and instruction.

Wonderful, beautiful, awesome, life-giving words. Wonderful words of life. Sing them over again to me, over again to me, over and over again to me.

Note: Phillip Bliss (1838-1876) was a well-known writer of many favorite and beloved hymns. His fascinating story can be read at the following link  http://www.wholesomewords.org/biography/biobliss.html

Written: January 22, 2011

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