The Charming Tyrants

The Charming Tyrants

Good Words

God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way. - Anon

Sunday, July 3, 2011


The bedtime routine at our house has evolved as the boys have gotten older.  We have tried to keep it somewhat consistent with a story book or two and sometimes a song or two.  There is one song in particular that gets more requests than any other and that is a hymn.

One that I learned as a girl, one that we used to sing in church.

One that was written by a man my parents knew and bound in a little hymnal with others that had been written by members of the congregation.

So it is one that only a handful of people may know.

HT calls it "Mercy" but that is not the title of the hymn.  It's called "Tell Me of Jesus".

And I have been singing it to HT since I first held him in my arms.

I was reading the blog of a friend a year or so ago and noticed that she had an Etsy shop.  That's when I discovered that she had a hidden talent.  A talent with pen and paper.  She was selling hand made cards in her shop with hymns that she had drawn on the front covers.

It took some doing but I found that little hymnal and I asked her to make me a picture.

When HT saw it and asked me what it was and I told him it was "Mercy" his eyes got all wide and he asked excitedly if we could hang it in his room.

I was happy to oblige.

Thanks Ann.e

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly
in all wisdom, 
teaching and admonishing one another
in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
singing with grace in your hearts
to the Lord."
Colossians 3:16


the domestic fringe said...

It's so special that he has that hymn hanging in his room. That's so sweet.

Hope you're having a good weekend.

ann.e said...

aw I'm glad he likes it! it was a great idea - so special :)

Stu Bish said...

The music nerd in me is very very pleased at that. I hope the Esty store does super well, it's a great niche. Glad H likes it as well! I'll have to have a shot at learning it one day so we can sing it to a new family member.

Sara said...

What a treasure!! That is so cool. What beautiful things you are teaching and giving your boys.

Susan DiMickele said...

I love this. A bedtime routine that will bring blessings for years to come. The Word does not return void! Go Mom!

crowingcrone said...

it is such moments that create memories that support us as we go through life.
walk in beauty.

Michelle DeRusha@Graceful said...

Wow that is so sweet. I wish we had a bedtime hymn-singing tradition like that. If I started it now, I think my kids would revolt...or maybe just laugh at me.

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