Friday, November 20, 2009


Psalm 34:18 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
And saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Psalm 145:8
The Lord is near to all who call upon Him,
To all who call upon Him in truth.

Ephesians 2:13
But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

Philippians 4:5
Let your forbearing spirit be known to all men

Words & Music: Cle­land B. Mc­A­fee, 1903 (MI­DI, score). He wrote these words af­ter two of his niec­es died from diph­theria. The Park Col­lege choir sang the new hymn out­side the quar­an­tined house.
Near to the Heart of God

There is a place of quiet rest,
Near to the heart of God.
A place where sin cannot molest,
Near to the heart of God.


O Jesus, blest Redeemer,
Sent from the heart of God,
Hold us who wait before Thee
Near to the heart of God.

There is a place of comfort sweet,
Near to the heart of God.
A place where we our Savior meet,
Near to the heart of God.


There is a place of full release,
Near to the heart of God.
A place where all is joy and peace,
Near to the heart of God.


I woke up with this song inside. Last night we had our family girls bible study and we spoke about how we long to draw near to Jesus, snuggling up so close to Him.

God, Please pull me close and cradle me

I wish to dwell right beside that majestic heart of yours
Open my ears so I can hear the music
Just as passersby heard the choir singing outside the house where two little girls left this earth to join you, let me hear the otherworldly sound that plays in my "ordinary" days.
Today, I want to hear the music that draws me to YOU.

Can you hear it?


Deborah said...

I woke up singing this is the day that the Lord has made. I want to hear the music that draws me to HIM too!

Blessings dear Pom Pom!

scrappy quilter said...

Beautiful, beautiful. I want to hear music that draws me to Him too. I love worship!! Hugs..

Angela said...

Thank you SO much for these words - I have had a very difficult 36 hours, and these have been a real comfort to me - bless you! xx

MamaF said...

What a beautiful post Pom Pom. Lately i'm constantly listening to worship music. I'm 'teaching myself' to rejoice in the Lord, to accept what it might come my way with (the most) joyful heart (my weak self allow me ) because it comes from Him. Don't you love, for example, Habakkuk 3
''yet I will rejoice in the LORD,
I will be joyful in God my Savior''

Have a blessed weekend !


Karol said...

Thanks for your blessed reminder that Jesus is always near! I love that No one can snatch me out of his hand. Wish you too were near. Love you much sis

Alberta said...

I hear the music today. I hear it in the rain that whispers in the woods this morning. I hear it in the words I read here. Thank you so much for sharing these passages. I am so happy that you are going to introduce your students to art journaling. If I can help in any way, please let me know. I've done this with 9th, 11th, and 11th graders. This past week we focused on the American Romantic Period and sensory imagery, and, on Thursday, had a particularly effective lesson complete with candlelight and music by Evanescense. I know you and your students will have so much fun with their journal, and I really look forward to seeing some of your students' work. BTW Walmart has very affordable spiral bound sketchbooks. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!



Loving your beautiful nature photos of berries and cones, so wonderful to look up and really SEE!

I'm having a hectic time. I'm sorry that I haven't visited much this past week. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead

Carolyn ♥


ps. I do love your pretty quilty background