Sunday, May 22, 2011

Blessed Quietness

Every time I sing this song or hear it, my mind drifts back to when us dorm girls would sing it during Dorm Devos. Those were some of my favorite times. It seemed like we all just lay aside our differences and enjoyed singing our favorite songs together and then hearing a short devotional, whether convicting or encouraging, from our Dorm Mom.
When people graduate from college, they are often asked if they "miss it" {at least I'm asked that!}. Of course there are some aspects I don't miss, but memories like this one make me treasure and yes, even miss, the time I spent in college.

Joys are flowing like a river,
Since the Comforter has come;
He abides with us forever,
Makes the trusting heart His home.


Blessed quietness, holy quietness,
What assurance in my soul!
On the stormy sea, He speaks peace to me,
How the billows cease to roll.

Everything is turned to gladness,
All around this glorious Guest;
Banished unbelief and sadness,
All is perfect peace and rest.

Like the rain that falls from heaven,
Like the sunlight from the sky,
So the Holy Spirit given,
Falls upon us from on high.

What a wonderful salvation,
Where we always see His face!
What a peaceful habitation!
What a quiet resting-place!

And, on a completely different note, I'm thankful for the blessed quietness here now that Baby Boo has finally gone to sleep! :)

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