This week in our family devotions my soul has been particularly enriched by the hymns we sang together. It Is Well with My Soul was one such hymn. Whenever I sing "that Christ has regarded my helpless estate and has shed his own blood for my soul," I can hardly keep singing because of the lump in my throat. But I want to keep singing, for the next stanza says "My sin - oh the bliss of this glorious thought - my sin, not in part but the whole, is nailed to his cross, and I bear it no more! Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!"
Other great hymns we have enjoyed this week are Holy, Holy, Holy; Praise the Savior Ye Who Know Him; Jesus Thy Blood and Righteousness; and There Is a Fountain among many others. If you have never learned what a blessing hymn singing is in your family, I would greatly encourage you to begin working on it now. It will refresh your soul!