Monday, March 17, 2014
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
If you've been a reader of Life with Lynnie (LwL), or if you know me personally, you'll know that part of my heritage is from Ireland.
My grandma was from Northern Ireland, and preferred to celebrate the Glorious Twelfth. July 12th... Orangemen's Day.
Even so, some of my Irish family enjoy celebrating both Orangemen's Day and St. Patrick's Day!
A relative of mine had sent me a postcard one time, that was very different. It had music and lyrics for a song that is related mainly to Ireland, even though it was written by a British writer. It was/is called, Danny Boy.
Here is link to read more about the song: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Boy.
Here is Liam McNally, who was a contestant on Britain's Got Talent, singing a song written by writer, Frederick Weatherly entitled, Danny Boy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utfkGocmCiE . Below, are the original lyrics:
Oh, Danny Boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side,
The summer's gone, and all the roses falling,
It's you, it's you must go and I must bide.
But come ye back when summer's in the meadow,
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow,
And I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow,
Oh, Danny Boy, oh Danny Boy, I love you so!
But when ye come, and all the flowers are dying,
If I am dead, as dead I well may be,
Ye'll come and find the place where I am lying,
And kneel and say an Ave there for me;
And I shall hear, though soft you tread above me,
And all my grave will warmer, sweeter be,
For you will bend and tell me that you love me,
And I shall sleep in peace until you come to me!
Even though it is a rather sad song, it has been very popular over the years.
To me, it is lovely, because the lyrics speak about how the deceased person is sleeping in peace, until they are rejoined with the love of their life. As a widow, I can relate to how nice this sounds.
However, there is someone who is of even greater love to me, than my deceased husband. It's my Lord, Jesus Christ.
I'm grateful to God, for supplying us with Biblical truth. In His Word, we find out the truth about life. And, about death.
Just as we are told, in Romans 14:7-8, "For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's."
How I praise Him. How thankful I am that I belong to Him.
How thankful I am that He saved me from an eternity in Hell, solely because I believe upon Him.
I didn't have to do anything to contribute to my salvation. And, couldn't, even if I wanted to. Nor, can you, or anyone else.
The only thing we can do, is believe upon Him. Then, we become saved.
How do I know this? God speaks Truth, in His Word, the Bible. Read it for yourself.
Begin in the New Testament's book of John, and read from there to the end of the Bible. May God reveal His Truth, to you.
Until next time...
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