Saturday, May 31, 2008

Still, Still with Thee

This past week I came across a cd by the King's Heralds quartet and on that cd is a song that I now consider to one of the prettiest songs I have ever heard. The song is entitled "Still, Still with Thee" by Harriet B. Stowe written in 1855. What is interesting is that the author of this hymn is the same lady that wrote the book, "Uncle Tom's Cabin". A book that made a huge impact at the time in regards to the whole issue of slavery. She authored over 30 books. She wrote this hymn after meditating over the passage in Psalms 139: 17-18 which states, "How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; when I awake, I am still with thee." The hymn is hymn#498 in the Adventist Hymnal. I am posting a video below which has a different melodic arrangement than the traditional hymn. The arrangement on the video below is also the arrangement that the Heralds sing and is absolutely beautiful along with of course the lyrics. Enjoy.