When Love Shines In

True Christian love
always seeks to lighten the burden of others
and to bring happiness into their lives.
- - Kenneth W. Osbeck - -

Jesus comes with pow’r to gladden,
When love shines in,
Every life that woe can sadden,
When love shines in.
Love will teach us how to pray,
Love will drive the gloom away,
Turn our darkness into day,
When love shines in.

How the world will grow with beauty,
When love shines in,
And the heart rejoice in duty,
When love shines in.
Trials may be sanctified,
And the soul in peace abide,
Life will all be glorified,
When love shines in.

Darkest sorrow will grow brighter,
When love shines in,
And the heaviest burden lighter,
When love shines in.
’Tis the glory that will throw
Light to show us where to go;
Oh, the heart shall blessing know,
When love shines in.

We may have unfading splendor,
When love shines in,
And a friendship true and tender,
When love shines in.
When earth’s vict’ries shall be won,
And our life in Heav’n begun,
There will be no need of sun,
When love shines in.

- - Refrain - -
When love shines in,
When love shines in,
How the heart is tuned to singing,
When love shines in;
When love shines in,
When love shines in,
Joy and peace to others bringing,
When love shines in.
- - Carrie E. Breck - -

Our emotional soundness and even our physical health
depend on the quality of our love for God.
And as a result, we gain an attitude of love
and concern for humanity.
Negative feelings of hate, anger, and selfishness
can destroy the well-being of any individual.
How important it is to allow God's love to shine into our lives,
not only for the good it brings to others
but also for the health it brings to our own lives.
- - Kenneth W. Osbeck - -

Let your light so shine before men, 
that they may see your good works, 
and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
- - Matthew 5:16 - - 

But the path of the just is as the shining light, 
that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
- - Proverbs 4:18 - - 

Giving thanks unto the Father, 
which hath made us meet 
to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light.
- - Colossians 1:12 - -

Dear friends,
the hymn I shared today seemed fitting
and I must say that these particular lines touched my heart,

Darkest sorrow will grow brighter,
When love shines in,
And the heaviest burden lighter,
When love shines in.

You see, just yesterday I received the news
that my dear grandfather passed away.
It was very unexpected.
Darkest sorrow will indeed grow brighter
when love shines in.
I am thankful for the love God pours upon our heavy hearts.

Have a most beautiful Lord's Day!


Kathy said...

It has been a long time since I sang or even thought about this hymn. It brought back many good memories. How good our heavenly Father is to us to lighten our burdens and brighten our days. I am so sorry to hear about your grandfather's death. May God's love ease your sorrow. I jumped over here from Nana Diana's blog. I'll be back to visit you again.

Louca por porcelana said...

My deepest sympathies,Stephanie...Thanks for this beautiful post.God bless you.P.S.-I do love your gorgeous header,great artwork.

Kerin said...

Oh, Stephanie, I am so sorry about the loss of your Grandpa.
May our Father in Heaven comfort you.
You will be in my prayers.

I love this post, and the hymn is beautiful.
How happy our days would be/will be is we chose to put our Heavenly Father at the centre of our lives and homes and live in a way that is charitable and Christ~like.


fiona said...

Sending my Love and Condolences Dear Stephanie,to you and all your Family x

What an uplifting Hymn which I have never heard of before.

Take Care xx

NanaDiana said...

I am sorry about your grandfather but what a blessing to have had him in your life as an adult. I lost my two grandfathers when I was a child so have limited memories of both of them.
That is a beautiful old hymn, Stephanie. I know that you find peace and serenity in those old hymns.
Have a blessed Sunday. xo Diana

Vee said...

What a heartache losing a precious, loving grandparent is; It is a great loss. Praying for comfort for your whole family and all those touched by this homegoing.

Rose L said...

Sorry for your loss but know God will be with you and others during this time. He will use small messages to brighten your day; a singing bird, lovely colors in the trees, laughter of children--He is in it all.

Lowcarb team member said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your dear grandfather.
Sending my condolences to you and the family.

God bless.

All the best Jan

Cheryl said...

Dear Stephanie,

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your precious grandfather. Losing a loved one is a sorrow that only God's love can sooth. My thoughts are with you and your family during this time.

Mari said...

I'm so sorry about the loss of your grandfather Stephanie. I'll be praying for you and your family.

Margie said...

My deepest condolences for your loss. I'll remember your grandfather and your family in my prayers.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh my dearest Stephanie, I am so sorry to hear of the sad news of the passing of your grandfather. My love and prayers are with you during this time.

Debbie said...

my deepest condolences stephanie, a great loos to everyone i am sure!! i hope this hymn and words brought you deep comfort!!

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh dear sweet Stephanie. I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your grandfather. Oh I remember when my Papa passed away. That's been years ago and yet I can still think about something he done or said or things we done together and this old heart just melts. Will be praying for you dear lady and your family. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

mamasmercantile said...

Sincere condolences, I am so sorry to hear about your Grandpa. You are in my prayers for strength during this difficult time.

Roosterhead Designs said...

Oh Stephanie I am so so sorry about your sad news : [
So thankful though, for Gods comfort and love during thee difficult times~ Blessings to you and your family.
The Ken Osbeck quote is beautiful and reminds me of a quote I once heard:
"Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier." (Anon. as far as I know)
<3 & Hugs, karen o

Magpie's Mumblings said...

You are so right that love shines in and I'm pretty sure it shines over you from your dear grandfather. Sincere sympathy to you and your family.

krishna said...

Oh dear Stephanie, I'm really sorry to know about your loss. Loads of hugs for you.

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you have lost your Grandpa, Stephanie! The hymn is beautiful and a lovely tribute. Sending prayers and hugs your way. xo Karen

Chris Lally said...

A lovely post to help soften the blow from the loss of your grandfather.
My condolences to you and your family, Stephanie.

hobbyloes said...

Sorry to hear that your Grandpa has passed away, bless you and your family.

Red Rose Alley said...

These roses are precious, Stephanie. You made them look vintage looking, how pretty. It is such a pleasure for me to read your Sunday posts. They are filled with so much goodness. I am very sorry to hear about your grandfather. Sending comforting thoughts and love to you during this time of sorrow.


Conniecrafter said...

Dear Stephanie, I am so sorry for the loss of your grandfather, it is always harder when it is very unexpected, how wonderful to have this hymn at just the right time, as well as the quotes and verses you shared, God is good to bring us what we need when we need it, praise be to God. Big Hugs, may he grant you peace and special memories to recall of your sweet granddad!

Carol Henstra said...

I am trying to catch up on your blogs sweet lady.

So sorry of the loss of your Grandfather.

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