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Welcome to God's Word and Music

 

God's Words and Music are wonderful ways to bring joy and peace to our hearts. You are invited to share your favorite Bible verses with us here in our group, or Scripture verses that have been especially meaningful to you in your life. Music is also such a gift from God, so please share your favorite praise songs or hymns here.

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“Let there be Peace on Earth”

by Jill Jackson

Hymn Stories by Lucy Adams

Our troubled world longs for peace. We are bombarded with reports of violence in towns and homes. Our hearts are broken and we ask, "What can I do about it?"

Often there are wonderful meetings of peace-loving people who join their hearts and prayers to understand this deep need. I praise God for them.

But what of the people who can't attend these gatherings? All of us need encouragement and hope for peace in our troubled world.  At times, the best that can happen is that each individual seeks peace in his or her troubled heart. This is what happened to an amazing woman of faith some years ago.

Songwriter Jill Jackson wrote her answer to that question in the song, "Let There Be Peace on Earth." As she wrote the phrase, "Let peace begin with me," that was her personal solution, regardless of the world situation. Those words are the theme for the entire song.

Jackson wrote her thoughts in poetic form in 1955. She had just come through severe depression and had tried to take her own life. Through months of recovery, she found a new purpose for living.  It came while listening to a sermon on radio. The preacher's text was based on John 14:27 in which Jesus said, "Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you."

Jackson's heart responded to the invitation to accept Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. In her weakened condition, she said, "If I live, I will put my life completely in God's hands. If I live, it will not be as the self-absorbed and tormented woman I have become. I will try to be a window glass through which the light can shine."

God's light shone in power as she wrote the words about her own desire for inner peace which she prayed would spread into the world.

The lilting melody was composed by her husband, Sy Miller, who worked for Jan-Lee Music in California.

In the 1960s, it was chosen as the theme song for UNICEF. Its popularity carried it throughout the world. All ages and nationalities joined in deeper bonds of unity each time it was performed.

We, too are filled with hope as we sing, "Let There Be Peace On Earth." Our longing for peace is matched by our memory of God's promise in Psalm 29:11, "The Lord will bless His people with peace."

Jill Jackson and Sy Miller, circa 1956

To read more of Lucy's Hymn Stories, visit her website 52 Hymns.

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May 26th

God  is  good  all the  time  and  all the  time  God  is  good

May 2nd

Hi all - I'm adding some fun hymn stories by one of our RUBY magazine writers, Lucy Adams. Thanks for sharing your favorite verses and songs with us here in the group! Nina

May 2nd
Apr 25th X

http://www.youtube.com/user/Gramilady

Thank you so much Caryl for sharing your YouTube page with us.  I put the link above i hope it will be clickable and easy to get to.  I will be going there soon to check it out.  Hugs and blessings,  Jackie:)

May 2nd
Apr 15th X

He is the melody! He is the harmony! He is the song that I sing!
I am so blessed that God gives me new songs. I'd love to share some of them with you all :) For that purpose, I created a YouTube channel! Here's the URL. I'd love for you to visit and listen and hear the songs God gives me. I have so many more to get up there! 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_1hQx6UZbWi3OYwmKKxh6Q
Blessings, y'all! Have a blessed Resurrection Celebration tomorrow! :)

Feb 25th

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