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Friday, March 19, 2010

Then Sings My Soul Saturday - Leaning

Do you like to learn new things?


If you are like me, it sometimes depends on the “thing”...


A new song, a new game, a new recipe, or a new computer program...these I would enjoy...


There is a beautiful old hymn that says:


Learning to lean
Learning to lean,
I'm learning to lean on Jesus...


We don’t automatically know how to lean on the Lord...I am we are somewhat stubborn at times, and tend to think we can handle “things” on our own...


This surrender of our will and placing complete trust in God is something that has to be learned...through trials...and sometimes heartaches...


But, oh...the outcome of the lesson...


Peace so great it is impossible to understand...


Joy so full it can not be contained...



THOSE WHO trust in, lean on, and confidently hope in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides and stands fast forever.


Psalm 125:1 AMP


The lyrics that are being shared today are from another song that talks about leaning on the Lord. It's been many years since I last heard it sung, but my mind has been playing it for several weeks.


Lean On Me


by Gary Mathena


When no one cared about me if I should live or die,
and no one bothered asking why I'd go alone and cry.
When burdens got so heavy that I could not face the day,
then I'd feel His arms around me and I'd hear Him gently say,


Chorus
"Lean on Me when you have no strength to stand.
When you feel you're goin' under, hold tighter to my hand.
Lean on me when your heart begins to bleed
when you come to the place that I'm all you have,
then you'll find I'm all you need.


When the road ahead seems rugged and the path is getting steep,
I feel that I can’t make it and my heart begins to weep.
Then I turn to see who’s comin’ to join me in the way,
and I see that it’s my Savior and I hear Him gently say,


Chorus
"Lean on Me when you have no strength to stand.
When you feel you're goin' under, hold tighter to my hand.
Lean on me when your heart begins to bleed
when you come to the place that I'm all you have,
then you'll find I'm all you need.


Now hop over to see Amy and sing your heart out on Then Sings My Soul Saturday...


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28 thoughts:

Andrea said...

I love the alto part of the verse, "Learning to lean on Jesus Christ My Savior" in the OLD hymnbooks. I still sing it that way....LOVE IT!
Hugs,
andrea

Marsha said...

I haven't heard this one in a long time. I love the harmonies to this one. Actually, most hymns have nice harmonies.

Blessings.

Peggy said...

Blessings Karen and thank you as I lean or as I learn to lean. These words are so touching!(yours) And the lyrics to this song especially the chorus move me beyond feeling loved...to knowing His love!

These are the words that first hit me besides the comfort of the chorus:

When burdens got so heavy that I could not face the day,
then I'd feel His arms around me and I'd hear Him gently say

Thanks Karen!

Tammy said...

This is a great reminder of *learning* to trust God with my kids.

love and hugs~Tammy

Michelle said...

We'll come to a place where we know He is all we need. AMEN!!
Thanks for sharing.

Deborah Ann said...

I never heard that song before, but I love the lyrics! This post really ministered to me today, thank you so much!

Mocha with Linda said...

I don't recognize the song for which you posted the lyrics. But I do know that wonderful oldie "Learning to Lean." What a wonderful promise that we can lean on Him!

Stacey said...

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Lisa notes... said...

This is a new one to me. What beautiful words. I needed to hear these thoughts today. Thanks for sharing.

shopannies said...

love this song and often on a trying day you will hear me singing the words to this song or humming it becaus we are so lucky to be able to lean on him

sarah said...

I got stuck at the word stubborn. Yep...I can relate to that. Great post Karen...Have the best weekend and me...learning to lean...

Debra Kaye said...

Karen,

I'm leaning so much on the Lord right now. I'm also learning so much about the process...painful, but He is so faithful.

Thank you for sharing.

Angie said...

Learning to lean...learning to lean...I'm learning to lean on Jesus....finding more power than I ever dreamed---I'm learning to lean---on Jesus.

Oh Karen...there is totally a reason you sent me here today!

I needed both songs! I am learning to lean on HIM and that more securely!

I have so much to share and say--but as supper is almost done..I've got to hold it back for another day!

I love you dearly my sweet friend! ONE day soon we will HUG! I just FEEL IT!!

(Do you know THAT song? I feel it...I feel it...I feel it...I feel it! There's something 'bout the power of the Holy Ghost--I can't explain it but I FEEL it---Yes I feel it!)

Sara said...

Karen, I'm learning too.

Will you help me spread the joy?

I invite you to come and get a bit joyful with me. There has been a serious lack of enjoying life in our home over the past few years. I'm busting out, and wanting you to join me, share your ideas, help me start something for others to join in.

Learnin' Livin' Lovin' life,
Sara

Cathy said...

I don't think I know the song either, Karen, but the lyrics are beautiful. Blessings ~

Barbara said...

I love it...Learning to lean....that is an old red backed hymnal song..but its lyrics ring so true. It's harder to lean because we want to do it our own way sometimes......actually...most times. But God has a better plan!! Love this post!!!

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

Oh, your speaking to me. I want to be leaning but then I stop and see I am doing and not leaning. This is such a sweet good reminder to me. Thanks!!!

Denise said...

Thank you sweetie.

Madonna said...

I don't think I have ever heard this song but I feel like that sometimes.

Tracy said...

Love both of those songs...the old hymn the the lyrics to the other (completely new to me). Beautiful post my friend and so very true. If only we could keep at the forefront of our minds He is all we need...

Debbie said...

I am definitely learning the importance of leaning on Jesus. Do you remember the song "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms"?

Blessings and love,
Debbie

Melissa said...

Reading your post brought to mind the hymn "Leaning on the everlasting arms"

You posts are such a blessing to me!

daylily777 said...

Beautiful hymn !
Blessings,
~Myrna

Mariel said...

i love that my God is a strong One I can lean on anytime!! thanks for this reminder!

Kelly L said...

I do know and love this song..

Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding. Provers 3:5..

I love our God.... thank you.
Kelly

Faith Imagined said...

Awesome post! Leaning on God is a skill that must be learned especially for those (like me) that think they have to do it all on their own. Thanks for sharing the song lyrics!

renewd42 said...

Amen, great song!

Denise said...

Brought back memories of Baptist Church as a little girl sitting beside my Grandmother. I could hear the song as soon as I read your post.. Something about those precious old songs....Thanks for sharing........

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