Monday, September 5, 2016

A Very Special Day

'We love because he first loved us.' (1 John 4:19)

Forty six years ago, Glen and I pledged to stay together until
'death do us part.' I will post some of the hymns that we sang
when we were in college and were part of IVCF
(Intervarsity Christian Fellowship.) I attended  CU in Boulder.
(University of Colorado); Glen was at Columbia University in
NYC, and God brought us together! We love these old hymns
because each one tells a story. The one below was sung at
our wedding.

I Am the Lord's! O Joy Beyond Expression

They are the Lord's! O joy beyond expression,
O sweet response to voice of love Divine;
Faith's joyous "yes" to the assuring whisper,
"Fear not I have redeemed thee, thou art mine."

They are the Lord's! It is the glad confession,
where-with the Bride recalls the happy day.
When love's "I will" accepted Him forever,
"The Lord's, to love, to honor, and obey."

They are the Lord's! Yet teach them all it
All it involves of love and loyalty,
Of holy service, absolute surrender,
And unreserved obedience unto Thee.

They are the Lord's! Yes, body soul, and spirit,
O seal them irrecoverably Thine;
As Thou, Beloved, in Thy grace and fullness,
Forever and forever more art mine.
Lucy A Bennett

Love you Honey! Happy Anniversary!

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