Tom and "the kids" were over at the new construction site recently and recorded the first hymn sing in Jonathan's future home. Jonathan said he hopes it's the first of many that will take place in the years to come. I thought this would be a good time to post their song as today's Sunday hymn.
Here's an impromptu version of Come Thou Fount by Jonathan, Sarah, and Hannah recorded in Jonathan's future living room:
The house is coming along but not under roof yet, as the trusses were delayed in arriving. House building is slow going sometimes, but work has definitely come a long way since ground was broken!
In other hymn news...
My friend, Carol, stopped by for an overnight visit on her way from Texas to Pennsylvania. Since she's been a long-time lover of hymns and given many hymnology talks over the years, she asked if she could speak to a group of friends I might invite over to learn more about hymns and to sing!
Here are some of our guests we enjoyed hosting. I was very encouraged that my friend Kim came for the evening with her girls to participate: Carol treated us all to a very informative evening learning about hymn writers, hymn trivia and history, and finishing with a hymn sing. Here she is teaching the etymology of the word doxology: Below: our family singing...thankfully, Jonathan was able to join us after getting home late from working on his house. Since we don't own a piano, we brought out an old keyboard for Carol to use for accompanying the singing: As part of the evening, we enjoyed hearing Carol's list of her 50 top hymns. If you're interested, over on Tim Challies' blog, you'll find his choices of the 10 Greatest Hymns of all time with commenters chiming in on their top favorites.
Do you have a favorite? I'm partial to Come Thou Fount which you heard at the beginning of this post and also There is a Fountain. Thank you, Carol, for such a delightful and informative session. Here's a photo of the two of us that will go in our guest book as a record of her visit: ~Deb
**Stay tuned for our next post...Dayton Days Craft Festival from this past weekend