Friday, September 16, 2016

Will Do...

Hopefully, you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday.  If you did, you'll know that at the end of the Downton Abbey series, the workers sang Auld Lang Syne.

That song truly touched my heart.

You see, my now deceased husband, Gordon and I celebrated New Year's Eve many times with friends and/or family over the years we were together.  And, on many occasions, we sang Auld Lang Syne.

Thinking about that music, made me decide to share the song with you.  This traditional folk song was based on a poem written by Robert Burns.  Here is a link sung by Dougie MacLean, for you to listen to and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acxnmaVTlZA.  The lyrics are below.

Old Lang Syne

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and days of auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear.
For auld lang syne.
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
for days of auld lang syne.

We twa hae run about the braes,
and pou'd the gowans fine;
but we've wander'd many a weary fit,
since days of auld lang syne.

And we twa hae paidl'd in the burn,
frae morning sun till dine;
but seas between us braid hae roar'd
since days of auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my dear.
For auld lang syne.
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
for days of auld lang syne.

And surely ye'll be your pint' stoup,
and surely I'll be mine!
And we'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

And there's a hand my trusty fiere,
and gie's a hand o' thine
and we'll tak a right guild-willie-waught
for auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my dear.
For auld lang syne.
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my dear.
For auld lang syne.
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

Yes, I'm sure you'll think you didn't sing it that way.  I know we didn't.  However, Auld Lang Syne, is definitely a Scottish song that is sung by British, Scottish and Irish people.  Like those we sang with, on New Year's Eve.

However, it truly touches my heart.  After all, it is repeatedly stated that we'll tak a cup o' kindness yet...

Kindness, is wonderful.  It helps people, to not just be happy, being treated kindly.  But, it also helps people fear not.

Thinking of this, brought to mind, Joel 2:21, "Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the Lord will do great things."

Just as we read, we need to fear not.  We need to be glad, and rejoice: for the Lord will do great things.

Yes, our Lord... will do great things.

Will He do it for everyone?

Not really.  He'll only do great things for those who belong to Him.

Do you belong to Him?

Have you gained salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ?

Hopefully, you have.

If you haven't yet, read God's Word, the Bible.  Then, you'll realize that you truly need to gain salvation from our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Do it, today.  Tomorrow, may be too late.


Until next time...

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