In suffering love (hymn).
When adversity strikes, people react in different ways. Sometimes they display a range of emotions according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. where they are in the grief process.
Rob Johns (1942-1986) was a United Church minister in Winnipeg. When one of his family members was diagnosed with a serious illness, he wrote the hymn text "In Suffering Love" (#696). He drew upon the words of the psalmist psalm·ist
A writer or composer of psalms.
a writer of psalms
Noun 1. and the prophet Isaiah to express both his grief and his deep faith.
We often associate the word Emmanuel with the Advent and Christmas seasons, but the phrase Emmanuel or "God with us" occurs frequently in Scripture. The source of "the strength to journey on" in the midst Adv. 1. in the midst - the middle or central part or point; "in the midst of the forest"; "could he walk out in the midst of his piece?"
midmost of great suffering and sorrow is the conviction that "God's covenant stands fast." God's promise to be with us is a promise we can count on and the source of our hope even in the darkest experiences of our lives. This hymn is truly a love song, springing from a deep and profound faith in the abiding presence of God.
The tune Belmont was first published in William Gardiner's (1770-1853) Sacred Melodies. Gardiner was an assistant in his father's manufacturing company and travelled widely in Europe. An avid musician, he adapted classic works by Beethoven, Haydn and Mozart The composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Joseph Haydn were friends. Their relationship is not very well documented, but the evidence that they enjoyed each other's company and greatly respected each other's work is strong. into hymn tunes A hymn tune is a musical composition to which a hymn text is sung. Some tunes consist of only the melody, sung in unison or parallel octaves, with or without accompaniment. . This lyrical and well-loved tune has appeared in previous editions of The Book of Praise, in 1897 and 1918, paired with a number of different texts. Its gentleness is well-suited to the quiet confidence expressed in Rob John's text.
Judee Archer Green is an associate secretary, Education for Discipleship dis·ci·ple
a. One who embraces and assists in spreading the teachings of another.
b. An active adherent, as of a movement or philosophy.
2. , and a member of the task force to revise The Book of Praise.