Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Sinners; Jesus Will Receive!


Monday evening the family was together at Rachel's

Our "American" relatives...Ha!!.. my brother Teddy and sister in law Lois are down from Iowa for a little visit.

Some time after supper my nephew "Little John" wanted Auntie to listen to a song that he really really liked and he knew that she would really really like!

Well she really really DID like it so much that she just had to make this post.

Reading it doesn't bring the tears to your eyes but if you have the time to listen to this touching song by Randy Travis, I do believe that you will be crying by the time you get to the last verse..

A farmer and a teacher
A hooker and a preacher
Riding on a midnight bus
Bound for Mexico
One was headed for vacation
One for higher education
And two of them were searchin' for lost souls

That driver never even saw the stop sign
And 18 wheelers can't stop on a dime

There are three wooden crosses on the right side of the highway
Why there's not four of them heaven only knows
I guess it's not what you take
When you leave this world behind you
It's what you leave behind you when you go

That farmer left a harvest
A home and 80 acres
The faith and love for growing things
In his young son's heart

And that teacher left her wisdom
In the minds of lots of children
Did her best to give 'em all
A better start

And that preacher whispered
"Can't you see the promised land?"
As he lay his blood stained Bible
In that hooker's hand

There are three wooden crosses on the right side of the highway
Why there's not four of them heaven only knows
I guess it's not what you take
When you leave this world behind you
It's what you leave behind you when you go

That's the story that our preacher told last Sunday
As he held that blood stained Bible up
For all of us to see
He said, "Bless the farmer
And the teacher
And the preacher
Who gave this Bible to my momma
Who read it to me

"There are three wooden crosses on the right side of the highway
Why there's not four of them now
I guess we know
It's not what you take
When you leave this world behind you
It's what you leave behind you when you go

There are three wooden crosses on the right side of the highway......



I would like to add here one of my favourite hymns.

Only a Sinner
(saved by grace)
Words by James M. Gray
Music by Dan­i­el B. Town­er

Luke 18:13
"And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes
unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner."


Naught have I gotten but what I received;
Grace hath bestowed it since I have believed;
Boasting excluded, pride I abase;
I’m only a sinner, saved by grace!

Refrain
Only a sinner, saved by grace!
Only a sinner, saved by grace!
This is my story, to God be the glory
I’m only a sinner, saved by grace!


Once I was foolish, and sin ruled my heart,
Causing my footsteps from God to depart;
Jesus hath found me, happy my case;
I now am a sinner, saved by grace!


Refrain
Only a sinner, saved by grace!
Only a sinner, saved by grace!
This is my story, to God be the glory
I’m only a sinner, saved by grace!


Tears unavailing, no merit had I;
Mercy had saved me, or else I must die;
Sin had alarmed me fearing God’s face;
But now I’m a sinner saved by grace!


Refrain
Only a sinner, saved by grace!
Only a sinner, saved by grace!
This is my story, to God be the glory
I’m only a sinner, saved by grace!


Suffer a sinner whose heart overflows,
Loving his Savior to tell what he knows;
Once more to tell it would I embrace
I’m only a sinner saved by grace!


Refrain
Only a sinner, saved by grace!
Only a sinner, saved by grace!
This is my story, to God be the glory
I’m only a sinner, saved by grace!



O I am SO glad that "This Man receiveth sinners and eateth with them." Luke 15:2

6 comments:

Felisol said...

Dear Terry,
your blog touched me.
So do you.
God bless the woman who will eat with sinners.
From Felisol

Terry said...

Your middle name is "Sweet" my Felisol...love Terry

On my way to prayer meeting...

Saija said...

you have me humming a good hymn now!

Maggie Ann said...

I know, 'Only a Sinner' how I LOVE the 'old' hymns...they speak to my heart like no other. How are you doing on this fine sunny morning? I'm off to a late start. My daughter called and we talked awhile, then I got online to see the new pictures of the home they are building and here I am...smile. Still! =)

hebrews 11:1 said...

I love the song, Three Wooden Crosses!

LPP

robert said...

Greetings from a fellow "Canadian Blogger." Your use of a hymn title for your post, and the inclusion of another hymn in your blog, suggests to me that you love our traditional hymns. If so, you might enjoy my own website, Wordwise Hymns. God bless.