Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Sing Every Verse

Sing Every Verse....this concept has become a very important one in my life. Before I tell you what it means to me, here's a link to a funny blog I found that posted Singing the 1st and 3rd Verses of Hymns.

This idea came to me from an experience my Worship Leader husband had. A deacon logged a serious complaint against my husband because he sometimes led the congregation in the 3rd verse of the hymns, instead of just 1st, 2nd, and 4th. Seriously? You can't do 1st and 3rd? or some other combination? Maybe even...A CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP CHORUS?? Have you ever read some of the 3rd verse lyrics?

 It is an edifying experience to read through the hymnal and discover some unknown third verses. But singing the third verse has come to mean more than hymns. To me, it means living an abundant life, looking for miracles in every experience, stepping out of my comfort zone. I try to "sing the third verse" every day in some way, even if it is only a different route to the post office. I try to go where I've never gone before, try new things, be open to new territory where God might lead me. It's liberating.

I thought it would be fun for us to post unknown or little known third could shock me with some totally out of the box thing you've done. Go!


  1. Oh Love That Will Not Let Me Go (3rd verse)

    O Joy that seekest me thro' pain,
    I cannot close my heart to Thee;
    I trace the rainbow thro' the rain,
    And feel the promise is not vain
    That morn shall tearless be.

    1. Excellent. Glad we haven't missed this one. Thanks Rise':)

  2. It's so interesting to see what you meant when you wrote these verses. I interpreted them differently for my life, but they still applied in a beautiful way!

  3. Thanks, Susan. So glad you stopped by.