Hymns are a special part of our family's life. Generations of family members have included musicians and choral singers. We sang in the car on family trips, and still enjoy singing at family gatherings.
There's a beautiful song by Cynthia Clawson called "Hymns" on her "Hymnsinger" album that puts in words why hymns are so special to us. They point the way to God who reaches out to humanity in our joys and sorrows of life.
I know their words
Their thoughts reflecting simple truth
Of testimonies rich in love
Their eyes can see
The mystery of loving kindness
Of chains and blindness torn away
Power found in each new day
The Lord's compassion on display
His touch from Heaven above
Gave words to speak their love