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, July 28, 2013

MY FAITH HAS FOUND A RESTING PLACE


Salvation is a word that is used in many religions, but it is in the definition of that word that separates Christianity from all other so-called attempts to know God.   Today many feel "Whatever you think is right must be okay, because everybody has a right to his own opinion. You find God your way, and I'll find Him my way. Don't impose your thinking on anyone else."  We live in an age of political correctness. You cannot say, do or even think anything for fear of offending someone! For many faith and spiritual life are nothing more than one's personal philosophy of life.  But the scripture tells us otherwise. "Neither is there salvation in any other for there is no other name under heaven, given among men, whereby we must be saved."  This week's choice makes it very clear that our faith can't be in any device or creed but in the death of Jesus Christ who paid the price for our salvation.  For years today's song has been popular as a testimonial hymn although little has been known of the listed author, Lidie H. Edmunds. What has been known is that the tune is an old Norwegian folk melody and was published in 1891.  In recent years research has found that Lidie Edmunds was the pen name for Eliza Hewitt. Eliza was a public school teacher. One of her students struck her with a heavy slate and she suffered a severe spinal injury which forced her to retire from teaching and made her an invalid the rest of her life in Philadelphia. However, she was able to continue to be involved with children in Sunday School and as superintendent at the Northern Home for Friendless Children. She also was used to write a number of hymns.  We don't know the specific story behind the writing of this hymn but we can assume that it grew out of her experience.  If you have placed your faith in the finished work of the Cross, then you can sing along with this song.  For you need no other argument or plea. It is enough that Jesus died and that He died for you.
(1)    My faith has found a resting place,
Not in device or creed;
I trust the ever living One,
His wounds for me shall plead.
I need no other argument,
I need no other plea,
It is enough that Jesus died,
And that He died for me.

(2)   Enough for me that Jesus saves,
This ends my fear and doubt;
A sinful soul I come to Him,
He'll never cast me out.
I need no other argument,
I need no other plea,
It is enough that Jesus died,
And that He died for me.

(3)   My heart is leaning on the Word,
The living Word of God,
Salvation by my Savior's Name,
Salvation through His blood.
I need no other argument,
I need no other plea,
It is enough that Jesus died,
And that He died for me.

(4)   My great Physician heals the sick,
The lost He came to save;
For me His precious blood He shed,
For me His life He gave.
I need no other argument,
I need no other plea,
It is enough that Jesus died,
And that He died for me.

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1 comment:

Ovioma EwomaZeeno said...

.. This hymn gave me an inspiration to tell people of the wonders of the Cross.
To this effect I'm putting up a free concert in my country Nigeria, where all and sundry, would feel free to sing and revive the culture of the hymns. Would appreciate if i can connect to Barry Kauffman,for motivation and ideas. I can be reach via prolificzino@gmail.com. God bless your good works.