Lay Pastors Weekly 02-21-16

Glory! Glory! How the Freedom Sang!
This was the first lone of Root’s chorus.
…I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents. Luke 15:10
I recommend reading Luke 15 again.
Civil War musician George Root wrote the song entitled, “Glory! Glory! (The Little Octoroon).” The word “octoroon” was a term defining a person of one-eighth African ancestry. Some time later, Christian hymnist William Cushing, hearing it, determined to claim the tune for gospel music. He used the tune for his hymn “Ring the Bells of Heaven.” George Root also wrote gospel songs. He was pleased with Cushing’s changes and published it in his music book, Chapel Gems for Sunday School in 1966.
My prayer for the week:
Dear Lord, thank you for being the source of our daily strength. You set us free from our sins so we can serve as You call us to serve You. We are blessed with Your love and light. Help us to bring the knowledge of Your Holy word from the Bible and Your love for each of us to others. Praise the Lord. Amen