40 thoughts on “A Respite”

    1. Wow. Now that I actually take time to stop and see and listen to what was posted this morning, I almost feel badly for such posting what seems like such a self-seeking comment.

      What a beautiful hymn, and so beautifully sung.

      I especially love this verse:

      Though He giveth or He taketh,
      God His children ne’er forsaketh;
      His the loving purpose solely
      To preserve them pure and holy.

      Thanks for this reminder this morning, Darrel.

      1. Don’t feel too bad RBF. I’ve done this too. Post a goofy first comment only to realize after reading the post that is was serious in nature.

      2. This song has perhaps the greatest lyrics ever. I first came to know this song thru Indelible Grace

  1. “In his loving arms he bears them.” I did need this today. But I was on my way out the door, all ready for work. Now I’m crying, and my make-up is a mess :'(

  2. I need a butt cushion ya’ll πŸ˜€

    I loves me so A Cappella music.

    What a great way to start the weekend. Thanks D. πŸ™‚

  3. I love the architecture too. It looks like the capitol building here in Va that was designed my Tom Jefferson.

  4. Just what I needed this morning, Thank you Darrell. I used to love listening to Concordia on “The Lutheran Hour”.

  5. Thanks so much Darrell. Very lovely and needed. I got my power back last night and am cleaning up the Sandy mess. I didn’t realize how tense I must have been during the ordeal until I just suddenly started crying this morning. So many have a much bigger/longer path to return to normal.

    Oh and I missed you guys. πŸ˜†

  6. I’m number 15. I’m number 15. I hope. Do I get a third of a butt cushion Natalie? πŸ˜›

    1. Ooh, an interesting math algorithm! So, if first gets a butt cushion (1/1), then second must get half a butt cushion (1/2), etc. But that would only give you 1/15 of a butt cushion! Are you trying to steal, or are you using a non-linear algorithm? Also, you forgot to adjust for Net Present Value. Based upon the current yield of T-Bill, adjusted for your tardiness of 2 hrs and 4 minutes, you actually only get…

  7. Nice reminder. Very soothing music. Thanks Darrell! I think politics tends to bring out the worst in everyone. πŸ˜†

  8. Dear Darrell:

    Another wonderful hymn! O, to live our faith out of that prayerful hymn to our covenant-keeping God!

    Christian Socialist

  9. What was going thru my mind when it first started playing… “Children, children, children of the Corn” Sounded lovely tho. πŸ™‚

    1. I started to hear the Simpsons, “Children are the future” but then i felt less jokey as soon as the verse started

  10. “There’s a lot going on in the world right now. Elections. Hurricanes. Strife and sorrow on every side”

    Luke 21:31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.

  11. This truly is a great hymn, but whenever I hear it, I think of the boy who sat next to me in Children’s Choir all those years ago. He refused to sing “bosom” because he thought it was a dirty word. 😳

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