Courageous

You Can Trust Him.

scan_20161217 Hans (4 1/2), Defending the Last Frontier

Eight days before Hans died, in Sunday morning worship at church, we sang the hymn “More Love to Thee” by Elizabeth Prentiss.  It is a challenge for me to sing this hymn honestly and I have always hesitated when beginning verse three which, in our hymnbook, reads:

Let sorrow do its work,

Send grief and pain;

Sweet are Thy messengers,

Sweet their refrain,

When they can sing with me,

More love, O Christ to Thee,

More love to Thee,

More love to Thee!

Understandably, I have never sung these lines with gusto; it just feels too much like lying.  Send grief and pain?!

Of course, I understand and accept the benefits to be won through trials and affliction.  But to ask for it?  I am not that brave.

But, I sang it anyway that last Sunday morning with my husband and all three…

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