How I Love Thy Law, O Lord!

So many wonderful hymns are full of truth from the Scriptures! As you enjoy singing hymns with your children, your children will begin to lay up these truths in their hearts. And these hymns can remain with them, ready in their hearts to one day be sung with the next generation.

Hymns comfort, encourage, lift up our eyes to Jesus and renew our spirits. Let’s keep singing hymns!!

Hymn History 

“How I Love Thy Law, O Lord”, is based on Psalm 119. Psalm 119 was written by the psalmist David. Psalm 119 is the longest Psalm in the Bible and contains many verses about God’s Word and David’s devotion to it.

Psalm 119 is divided into smaller portions and each portion is named after a letter of the Hebrew Alphabet. “How I Love Thy Law, O Lord” is based off of the verses in the section called “Mem” which is the thirteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

Reading the section “Mem” and then comparing it to “How I Love Thy Law, O Lord” shows how closely the hymn follows these Bible verses. Take a look! (start at Psalm 119:97) Whoever adapted this hymn for singing, was evidently meditating on God’s Word.

Another interesting fact is the melody used for this song is also used for the hymn “Come Christians Join to Sing”.

After your children have completed the Hymn Discussion and Drawing Page it can be placed in their individual Bible Time Binders for future reference and enjoyment. This is where the hymn lyrics can also be kept.

Kristen Thomsen

Business Administrator, Mom Blog Assistant & Music Blog Musician

 
"I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me." Galatians 2:20

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Mentor

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Singing I Go

Singing I Go

So many wonderful hymns are full of truth from the Scriptures! As you enjoy singing hymns with your children, your children will begin to lay up these truths in their hearts.

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Singing I Go

So many wonderful hymns are full of truth from the Scriptures! As you enjoy singing hymns with your children, your children will begin to lay up these truths in their hearts. And these hymns can remain with them, ready in their hearts to one day be sung with the next generation.

Hymns comfort, encourage, lift up our eyes to Jesus and renew our spirits. Let’s keep singing hymns!!

Hymn History 

Eliza Hewitt (1851 – 1920) is the author of the hymn “Singing I Go”. She also wrote other beautiful lyrics in the songs “When We All Get to Heaven” and “There is Sunshine in My Soul Today”.

She had a heart to help others but during a time of injury she could not be actively involved in service. During this season she grew closer to the Lord in her relationship with Him. She also began writing children’s poems. Later music was added to her poems to create hymns. Eliza Hewitt enjoyed having the hymn writer Fanny Crosby as a friend.

Eliza’s choice to rejoice and her heart for others comes out in this beautiful hymn!

For more information on Eliza Hewitt see “101 More Hymn Stories” by Kenneth W. Osbeck

After your children have completed the Hymn Discussion and Drawing Page it can be placed in their individual Bible Time Binders for future reference and enjoyment. This is where the hymn lyrics can also be kept.

Kristen Thomsen

Business Administrator, Mom Blog Assistant & Music Blog Musician

 
"I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me." Galatians 2:20

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Mentor

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Singing I Go

Singing I Go

So many wonderful hymns are full of truth from the Scriptures! As you enjoy singing hymns with your children, your children will begin to lay up these truths in their hearts.

read more

Job 32:11-12a

I waited while you spoke,
I listened to your reasoning;
while you were searching for words,
I gave you my full attention.
Job 32:11-12a

On this blog post I welcome you to join me in prayer for each other as mothers! God invites us to call to Him in prayer, and what better way to do this than to pray using the truths found in His Word? This practice of using God’s Word in prayer has been such a blessing in my life and I am happy to use God’s Word in prayer with you!

After praying with me using the audio, I would encourage you to write the Bible verse used in prayer on a card. (Two simple 4″x6″ prayer cards are available as a free download, or feel free to use a blank index card you already have.) Your prayer cards can be used again and again as you continue to talk to God in prayer.

Are you praying with me? Send a simple “Praying with you” my way in the comments below.

Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.TM Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. www.zondervan.com The “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.TM

Note: Our family has used the NIV 1984 for many years. This is the NIV version we continue to enjoy.

Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Mentor

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Job 32:11-12a

Job 32:11-12a

On this blog post I welcome you to join me in prayer for each other as mothers! God invites us to call to Him in prayer, and what better way to do this than to pray using the truths found in His Word?

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The Bible Stands

So many wonderful hymns are full of truth from the Scriptures! As you enjoy singing hymns with your children, your children will begin to lay up these truths in their hearts. And these hymns can remain with them, ready in their hearts to one day be sung with the next generation.

Hymns comfort, encourage, lift up our eyes to Jesus and renew our spirits. Let’s keep singing hymns!!

Kristen Thomsen

Business Administrator, Mom Blog Assistant & Music Blog Musician

 
"I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me." Galatians 2:20

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Mentor

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Singing I Go

Singing I Go

So many wonderful hymns are full of truth from the Scriptures! As you enjoy singing hymns with your children, your children will begin to lay up these truths in their hearts.

read more

It’s Just Like His Great Love

Are you looking for a hymn to sing with your family this Valentines Day?

“It’s Just Like His Great Love” is a wonderful hymn to consider. The words found in the three verses of this hymn are a great reminder of the glorious truth that Christ loves us.

 

It’s Just Like His Great Love

Chorus
It’s just like Jesus to roll the clouds away,
It’s just like Jesus to keep me day by day.
It’s just like Jesus all along the way,
It’s just like His great love.

Verse 1
A friend I have called Jesus,
Whose love is strong and true,
And never fails how-e’er ’tis tried,
Now matter what I do;
I’ve sinned against this love of His,
But when I knelt to pray,
Confessing all my guilt to Him,
The sin-clouds rolled a-way.

Verse 2
Sometimes when clouds of trouble
Blot out the sky above,
I cannot see my Saviour’s face,
I doubt His wondrous love;
But He, from heaven’s mercy seat,
Beholding my despair,
In love removes the clouds between,
And shows me He is there.

Verse 3
O I could sing forever
Of Jesus’ love divine,
Of all His care and tenderness
For this poor life of mine;
His love is in and over all,
And wind and waves obey
When Jesus whispers “Peace, be still!”
And rolls the clouds away.

Words by: Edna H. Worrell

LYRICS AND ACCOMPANIMENT

If you would like to print a free copy of the words for this hymn see download below:

Or perhaps you would appreciate some piano accompaniment as you sing! We welcome your family to sing along with this recording as our daughter Kristen plays “It’s Just Like His Great Love” on the piano.

May your family’s hearts rejoice as you enjoy singing together this Valentines Day!

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Mentor

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Love Is…

Love Is…

February is a great month to help your children understand God’s definition of love found in 1 Corinthians 13. This activity is great for elementary school children or the whole family!

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Deuteronomy 33:11

“Oh LORD, bless his substance,
And accept the work of his hands;
Shatter the loins of those who rise up against him,
And those who hate him, so that they will not rise again.”
Deuteronomy 33:11 (NASB)

Let’s use God’s Word as a guide as we pray for our husbands together!

Would you like to join me?

After praying with me using the audio, I would encourage you to write the Bible verse used in prayer on a card. (Two simple 4″x6″ prayer cards are available as a free download, or feel free to use a blank index card you already have.) Your prayer cards can be used again and again as you continue to talk to God in prayer.

What is a Bible verse you like to use as you pray for your husband? Share in the comments below!

Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Mentor

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Job 32:11-12a

Job 32:11-12a

On this blog post I welcome you to join me in prayer for each other as mothers! God invites us to call to Him in prayer, and what better way to do this than to pray using the truths found in His Word?

read more

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