Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Ancient Words

We sang this song at church on Sunday and I just love the words as well as the beautiful music, but just a quick note about the words that strike me the most. On the second verse, the words say "came to us through sacrifice". My mind of course instantly went to what Jesus suffered in His life and on the cross--the Ultimate Sacrifice! Then, as I thought again, my mind thought of Paul and other writers who suffered for the name of Christ, then on through the generations of translators. I was truly humbled to think of all the men and women who truly suffered(even to the point of death) for a Book that we so often take for granted. I couldn't tell you how many Bibles we own and then I think of the people in this world who would suffer just to own a page of a Bible. It is humbling and a rebuke as well. Listen to the words as they are so powerful!

Song lyrics | Ancient Words lyrics

Ancient Words
Holy words long preserved

for our walk in this world,
They resound with God's own heart.
Oh let the ancient words impart

Words of Life, words of Hope
Give us strength, help us cope
In this world, where e'er we roam
Ancient words will guide us Home.

Ancient words ever true
Changing me and changing you,
We have come with open hearts
Oh let the ancient words impart

Holy words of our Faith
Handed down to this age
Came to us through sacrifice
Oh heed the faithful words of Christ.

Holy words long preserved
For our walk in this world.
They resound with God's own heart
Oh let the ancient words impart.

We have come with open hearts
Oh let the ancient words impart

1 comment:

Ben & Michele said...

I agree with you Cynetta. It is so easy to take the Bible and it's content for granted. The Bible is miraculous in so many ways. That the words are inspired from God, but written by man, that it has lasted for thousands of years, that it has been translated into so many languages and so on. When you think about how many people have suffered, even to death, to allow us the freedom to read it is amazing and sobering. Thanks for the awesome reminder.