In case you missed it yesterday, here is the hymn from Monday: Hymn of the Day: Lead Me to Calvary.

Because of Calvary, the hymn for today brings much joy!

“In 1887, Anthony J. Showalter was in Harstelle, Alabama, leading a singing school in a church. Afterwards he gathered up his hymnbooks and returned to his boardinghouse room. Two letters had come and the young men from South Carolina, who wrote were heartbroken, each having lost his wife. He looked for a verse to use to end his replies, and found Deuteronomy 33:27:

“The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms ….”

He thought about the words of that verse and the chorus of “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” came to mind. He finished his letters and then wrote to Elisha Hoffman, telling him he had the chorus, but did not have any verses. Pastor Hoffman sent back the verses and Professor Showalter wrote the music.” – http://bereanbibleheritage.org/hymns/leaning_on_the.php

It is a joy to be able to lean on the everlasting arms of Jesus, who died for our sins, rose from the dead, and is now reigning on high!

leaning on the everlasting arms

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