Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sunday Reflection...

The American proverb with an unknown author, “Remember the tea kettle - though up to its neck in hot water, it still sings!” first appeared in print in 1920.  It became popular during the hard times of the Great Depression, and we see it in print frequently again today.

If ever there was a person in the Bible who was often up to his neck in “hot water” it was David. Yet in Psalm 104:33 he said, “I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.”  He mentions the word “sing” 68 times in Psalms. 

I love one of Webster’s definitions of sing - “to be exultant – triumphant, jubilant, rejoicing.”  It’s difficult to be downhearted with a jubilant attitude. 

I remember a song I learned when I was a young girl, written by Ira Stanphill. 

1.  You can have a melody down in your heart,
When it's aching, almost breaking.
Even tho' the sorrow makes the teardrop start,
You can have a melody down in your heart.

You can have a song in your heart in the night
After every trial, after every mile.
Anyone can sing when the sun's shining bright,
But you need a song in your heart at night.

2.  Do not let your worries drive your song away,
Though tomorrow brings its sorrow,
Just remember after night time comes the day.
Do not let your worries drive your song away. 

May I always remember that because of God’s great love and abiding presence, I can sing in the day [good times] and in the night [hard times].  

May God bless your week!


  1. Great thoughts and suggestions to help us!

  2. 'My comfort by day and my song in the night" - absolutely! I like the lyrics you quoted, will have to find that one and see how it sounds, too. Blessings to you, my friend!

  3. I don't know this tune but I sure love the words! I very much enjoyed this devotional!


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