Welcome!  Hymns have been and continue to be a real source of inspiration to me.  My desire in this blog is to share special hymns with my readers hoping that the words will minister to them, especially in times of great personal need.  If one of these hymns ministers to you, please take time to leave a comment so that I know that my blog is helping others as much as it helps me. Sometimes I will also provide a link where you can go to hear the hymn played.  So, please join me here each week and sing along as we praise God together.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

IT WILL BE WORTH IT ALL

The Christian life should be one of joy and peace. And that is our Father's desire for us. However, as long as we are still on our journey through this foreign land of earth, we will continue to experience trials, heartaches, tears, separations, and disappointments. And at times these experiences will be so very hard to face and bear. And often we find ourselves complaining and asking "why?". I think that question is probably the one most often asked by believers. And yet we know that God is always with His children and He knows all of their cares. And we know that He has promised never to leave us or forsake us. And sometimes it takes us time to recognize and apply these truths and experience the supernatural peace that only He can give. Then the sun shines through the clouds once again. As my grandfather used to often say, we just need to "keep looking up!", For there will be a time, hopefully very soon, when we shall understand fully and then we will testify, as Esther Kerr Rusthoi, the writer of this week's hymn, has, "It will be worth it all when we see Jesus". So believer, if you find yourself today in one of those impossible situations of life, look to Jesus, knowing that He is with you and in control and one day soon your trials will seem so small when you are finally with Him.

(1) Oft times the day seems long, our trials hard to bear,
We're tempted to complain, to murmur and despair;
But Christ will soon appear to catch His Bride away,
All tears forever over in God's eternal day.
Refrain
It will be worth it all when we see Jesus,
Life's trials will seem so small when we see Christ;
One glimpse of His dear face all sorrow will erase,
So bravely run the race till we see Christ.

(2) Sometimes the sky looks dark with not a ray of light,
We're tossed and driven on , no human help in sight;
But there is one in heav'n who knows our deepest care,
Let Jesus solve your problem - just go to Him in pray'r.
Refrain
It will be worth it all when we see Jesus,
Life's trials will seem so small when we see Christ;
One glimpse of His dear face all sorrow will erase,
So bravely run the race till we see Christ.

(3) Life's day will soon be o'er, all storms forever past,
We'll cross the great divide, to glory, safe at last;
We'll share the joys of heav'n - a harp, a home, a crown,
The tempter will be banished, we'll lay our burden down.
Refrain
It will be worth it all when we see Jesus,
Life's trials will seem so small when we see Christ;
One glimpse of His dear face all sorrow will erase,
So bravely run the race till we see Christ.

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12 comments:

TammyJ said...

Oh, I'm so excited to see your blog. We love the hymns and I try to use them as much as I can in my writing. Thanks so much. I know I will be back.

By His Grace,
Tammy Jost http://jostjuggling6.blogspot.com/

holtorfsangel said...

Thank you so much, I have had much loss and a very wicked past that Jesus delivered me from. It Will Be Worth It All is one of my favorites and no matter how things are going, when we sing it in church (which is often) I always tear up. I was singing it and kept messing the chorus and I was leaving out the part "Our trials will seem so small" so of course no matter how I tried to adjust the melody it was not fitting, thank you for your site because helped me to recall the correct words and I've been singing all night. Bless you and your family as you heed to the call of Jesus in your lives.

LaughingLady said...

My blog post the other day reminded me of this song and so I did a Google search to find the lyrics that led me here. It really is a beautiful song. I wish it was in our church hymn book.

Karen said...

Thank you for the words that I have searched for and not found in several hymn books. Our ladies Bible study is working through 1 Peter and our fellowship is teaching end times. This song is so appropriate. A letter from a missionary today reminded me of that song and I finally found it on your site. We will sing and rejoice tonight. Blessings Karen in Forest Grove, Oregon "It Will Be Worth It ALL!" Nov. 28, 20011

Sarah said...

This is one of my favorite hymns! Thank you for posting! In His Love, Sarah

Terri said...

I also did a google search to encourage a sister in Christ through her trials and found this blog. Perfect!

Anonymous said...

I thought of this Hymn today. I am going thru a major life event that it shaking me down yet I am getting comfort from the family of God and this song.

Linda said...

Thank you for this site! Woke up this am...with an early morning "mental battle." The Holy Spirit brought the title of this hymn to mind but I couldn't remember the words so I'm thankful you have it posted. God is Good! As an aside, I feel badly for kids today who are not learning the old hymns of the faith. They are missing out on a rich heritage...not to mention an arsenal of spiritual weapons!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing this blog and song. I was pouring my heart out to God this morning in prayer and the words to this old hymn came into my mind. What a delight to find the lyrics and also your blog. God bless you as you bless others.

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Anonymous said...

This song came to mind today so I decided to "google" it because I wanted to know all the words. I'm dealing with some tough situations that are so daily. The problems I deal with will be here for the remainder of my earthly life unless God blesses me with a miracle.
Anyway, I remember this song from my childhood. My dad was part of a men's quartet and "It Will Be Worth It All" was one of their favorites songs to sing. I can still hear them singing this song in my mind.
I'm glad I found the words to each verse on your blog. They are very encouraging. Thank you.

Leon Estes said...

Thank you for posting your thoughts along with so many wonderful songs. I thought I knew a lot of songs and had transcribed words to over a thousand that I know, but in my search for other songs I see there are so many good songs that I do not know! I list this song with the title: WHEN WE SEE CHRIST
/s/ gospelsinger46