Tuesday, July 17, 2007

He Touched Me

Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed

On Sunday I woke up hungry to praise. I turned on the radio to our local Christian station because I couldn't wait to get to church for worship. Being Sunday morning, the station was turned over to various churches and Sunday morning programs. None of these were representative of the modern worship music I listen to. I almost flipped it off but paused for just a moment, a memory of my heart made me take in what I was hearing. An old song from childhood. A church full of people with arms raised. Cool air around us, an organ and piano the only accompaniment. An agreement being sung together by believers. The sound of my childhood. Of days with my parents and sister; Barry and Arlene and so many others. The song I needed then is the song that defines me today. And so I stood again to worship with the familiar refrain.
Sing with me.

He touched me, O he touched me,
And O the joy that floods my soul!
Something happened, and now I know,
He touched me and made me whole.

Shackled By a Heavy burden,
'Neath a load of guilt and shame,
Then the hand of Jesus touched me,
And now I am no longer the same.

He touched me, O he touched me,
And O the joy that floods my soul!
Something happened, and now I know,
He touched me and made me whole.

Since I met this Blessed Savior,
Since he cleansed and made me whole,
I will never cease to Praise him;
I'll shout it while eternity rolls.

He touched me, O he touched me,
And O the joy that floods my soul!
Something happened, and now I know,
He touched me and made me whole.

5 comments:

Pat said...

I'm so thankful for that touch- and for that beautiful old song...what memories it brings to mind. Your not supposed to live in the past, but for the moment I will raise my hands toward heaven and sing it like we used to!

Arlene said...

You know, we must be on the same page. I hadn't heard that song in so long and I believe it was Saturday that I started singing it and could definitely place myself in our church back in the day. I LOVE that song. Thanks for bringing it up again. God is so good! BY HIS STRIPES!!!

Deb said...

thanks sara.

that's just the song i needed to 'hear' today.

i have very similar memories of singing that song....haven't heard it in very long time....

thanks for reawakening it in my heart!

Terry said...

Dear Sara...This song has been humming in my heart since I read your post yesterday.
Such beautiful words by Bill Gaither..
So lovely to hear them when Elvis Presley sang them.
Such a good post Sara....Love Terry

Jada's Gigi said...

the Garden song and now He touched me...it is old home week...:)

I love "I'll Be" too..if its teh one I'm thinking of...