GrandmaMusic

When Grandma Comes

By March 11, 2010 No Comments
You should see the reaction my kids have when they know Grandma has pulled into the driveway.  A frenzy ensues, there is a race to the door, there is screaming and shrieking, with arms outstretched…who can reach Grandma first?
 Grandma LOVES to play.  She does it very well.
Grandma also knows how to be serious.  She has so many stories.  I wish my brain could hold the information hers can.  She rocked Paige, sang to her.  And then she held Brynne, told her a story about a song her grandmother used to sing to her.
Brynne was quiet and listened to her grandmother’s amazing voice.
Grandma has that effect on children.  She has a gift.
She began to sing an old Protestant hymn that is also in our hymnbook now,
Brightly Beams Our Father’s Mercy

Brightly Beams our father’s mercy
From his lighthouse evermore
But to us He gives the keeping of the lights along the shore.
Let the lower lights be burning! Send a gleam across the wave!
For to us He gives the keeping of the lights along the shore.
[or Some poor struggling, sinking sailor you may rescue, you may save.]

Dark the night of sin has settled, loud the angry billows roar;
Eager eyes are watching, longing, for the lights, along the shore.
Let the lower lights be burning! Send a gleam across the wave!
Eager eyes are watching, longing, for the lights, along the shore.

Trim your feeble lamp, my brother, some poor sailor tempest tossed,
Trying now to make the harbor, in the darkness may be lost.
Let the lower lights be burning! Send a gleam across the wave!
Trying now to make the harbor, some poor sailor you may save.




A grandmother holding her grandchild. It was very nice. 
I especially like the line, 
For to us He gives the keeping of the lights along the shore.
This is how our Grandma does it.

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