Sometimes I sit down at the piano and just play through the hymnbook. I was doing this the other day when I came across a hymn that I had not thought of in a while.
The song, Near to the Heart of God, was written in 1903 by Cleland McAfee, a minister and choir leader. His two infant nieces died from diphtheria, and he sought words of comfort for himself and his family *. This song was the result.
The words are timely today and worth sharing.
There is a place of quiet rest, Near to the heart of God; A place where sin cannot molest, Near to the heart of God. O Jesus, blest Redeemer, Sent from the heart of God; Hold us, who wait before Thee, Near to the heart of God. There is a place of comfort sweet, Near to the heart of God; A place where we our Savior meet, Near to the heart of God. There is a place of full release, Near to the heart of God; A place where all is joy and peace, Near to the heart of God.
May we seek the heart of God today.
James 4:8, “Draw nigh unto God and He will draw nigh unto you.”
Photo – Virginia Morning, Beth Mims