Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Near to the heart of God

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 Saviour meet,
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.


(just hit the arrow to start the music) (it's an old church hymn, lyrics and music by Cleland B. McAfee)

When I visit my place by the sea, I know that I am nearer to the heart of God. If you know Him, you know what I mean.

The music is keyboard being played by my good friend Terry Hendricks who is one of the most amazing artists I have ever had the great honor of knowing. His music inspires me to draw myself near to the heart of God in so many ways. It is music that can give me cold chills. It can bring tears to my eyes in a second.

If you would like to know more about THProductions here in San Diego, just email me and I will put you in contact with this incredible artist. Just imagine - you could have him playing the piano or keyboard in your home for your holiday event! Yes, I've done just that and it's worth every penny - it was the best party I have ever hosted and people are still talking about that night. You could have him direct your production or event, wedding, open house....the list is endless. He can play all types of music, but when he plays this type, my heart really does sing!



His music transcends life and I have been more than blessed these few short years that I have known Terry. And I just want to share part of that blessing with each of you. I hope you will always remain near to the heart of God

2 comments:

christina d said...

Jen, did you write the poem. It's beautiful. If it's from another poet, could you let us (me) know who wrote it. You really made me homesick for the ocean.

Jen Lowe said...

Just edited the post to add the author's name - an old church hymn - I can still hear Grandma Moore singing it at the Perkinsville Methodist Church! And yes, it really is beautiful! Written c 1901.

You might enjoy this -

http://www.songtime.com/hymn/hymn0904.htm