Do you sing this song ?

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  1. pinoybaptist

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    And other songs like it ?

    "Some through the waters, some through the flood, some through the fire, but all through the blood......"

    Is this song true ?
    Why is it true ?
    How is it true ?
    When is it true ?

    The song is, of course, about God's dear children, as we all know. Now, how can we say and sing "all through the blood", understanding that blood is the blood of Christ shed on the cross, and apply it to Moses, Aaron, Samson, Elijah, Elisha, Enoch, Gideon, Deborah, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Job, David, Solomon, and all that great company of Old Testament Saints, when the blood was thousands and hundreds of years away ?

    What was the songwriter saying ?
    On the basis of what Scripture does the songwriter say "all through the blood" ?
     
  2. pinoybaptist

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    I almost forgot about this topic already until this morning.
    Nobody has answers ?
    Does anybody know anything written about George A. Young, the songwriter ?
    I've googled him and all I came out, even in Wilkipedia, were about a rapper, some royalty, and another musician.
    All I know about the songwriter is that he was an obscure 19th century preacher who struggled between serving his Master and preaching His message and earning a living for his family.
    Then finally he was able to build them a home, and some thugs who hated him for his preaching burned it down.
    Amazing how God reveals His truths to obscure people.
    Obscure shepherds in the field.
    Obscure fishermen.
     
  3. webdog

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    This is the first I have heard of this song (well second if you count the first time you posted it on another thread).
     
  4. Joshua Rhodes

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    GOD LEADS US ALONG
    George A. Young, 1903

    1.In shady, green pastures, so rich and so sweet,
    God leads His dear children along;
    Where the water’s cool flow bathes the weary one’s feet,
    God leads His dear children along.

    Some through the waters, some through the flood,
    Some through the fire, but all through the blood;
    Some through great sorrow, but God gives a song,
    In the night season and all the day long.

    2.Sometimes on the mount where the sun shines so bright,
    God leads His dear children along;
    Sometimes in the valley, in darkest of night,
    God leads His dear children along.

    Refrain

    3.Though sorrows befall us and evils oppose,
    God leads His dear children along;
    Through grace we can conquer, defeat all our foes,
    God leads His dear children along.

    Refrain

    4.Away from the mire, and away from the clay,
    God leads His dear children along;
    Away up in glory, eternity’s day,
    God leads His dear children along.

    Refrain

    Hymn Story is here: http://www.songtime.com/hymn/hymn0905.htm
    I don't know how accurate it is, but it seemed pretty interesting. I guess I don't understand your problem with these lyrics. Can you elaborate what you don't agree with?
     
  5. EdSutton

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    What basis? Try the book of Hebrews. Don't have the time, right now to look up the verses, but it is there, speaking of Jesus shedding his blood, once and for all time for sin, as the New sacrifice, which 'took over' and supplanted the "blood of bulls and goats", which merely 'covered sin' until the better sacrifice should come, namely the once for all time offering of the Lord on Mt. Moriah.

    Someday maybe, someone is going to respond to my last sentence, here, but it so far has not happened in a year plus. I'm still a-waitin'. :tongue3:

    pinoybpatist, I am not seeking a response from you, necessarily to that, just so you will know. And BTW, I have heard and I believe also sung the song, but it's been a while. :thumbsup:

    Ed.
     
  6. Gwen

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    I grew up singing that song.

    I think the Old Testament saints were saved the same way we are today. They looked forward to the coming of the Messiah, we look back on His coming. Gal. 3:6 says, "Abraham believed God and it was counted to him for righteousness." We know the details of the Messiah's coming, but they did not. But they still believed God.

    Here's a link to a story about the writing of this hymn: http://www.songtime.com/hymn/hymn0905.htm
     

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