Singing the old songs

A friend and I were talking just the other day about how wonderful the “old” short songs are, especially for memorizing Scripture.  They may be old, but they are ever new. I find myself singing them frequently, especially when I’m out for a walk.   As Amy Carmichael so wisely says: “The reason why singing is such a splendid shield against the fiery darts of the devil is that it greatly helps us to forget him, and he cannot endure being forgotten.  He likes us to be occupied with him, what he is doing (our temptations), with his victories (our falls), with anything but our glorious Lord.  So sing.  Never be afraid of singing too much.  We are much more likely to sing too little.” Here’s a sampling of those I love.

I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever

His banner over me is love

I love you Lord and I lift my voice

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