Sunday, February 4, 2018

Comforting Hymns

Rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.
Plato, Greek philosopher (424—348 BC)

I take much comfort from Sunday worship: from the scripture readings, the sermon, the songs, and the community. Something will touch an inner chord, perhaps one strung too tightly or one that has been silent too long, and I am taken by surprise by an unexpected visceral or cerebral response which can be cathartic or stimulating.

Hymns have the power to soothe and inspire. As Plato perceived, their rhythm and harmony transports meaningful lyrics deep within. Today's hymn reminded that there is eternal light and love. Their confirmation inspires hope during gray times.