First, to my Followers, please accept my apologies for the notification you received yesterday concerning a post called “Lucy and Aslan.” I had just started working on a draft of that post and inadvertently published it. I could delete the draft, but not the notification. Thus, when you try to view the post, you get a message saying it is not available. Please bear with me, a very new blogger! I will resend that post when I complete it.
Today, I’m hearing a song in my head, one that plays there more often than any other. It doesn’t repeat ad nauseum; it never drives me crazy. You know what I mean….You hear a song on the radio, a portion of it gets stuck in your mind, and it plays endlessly, torturously, until you want to rip your hair out? No – it’s not like that at all.
This is a song I learned as a child, and now, it is sung from the heart as a praise offering. It’s “Doxology.”
Most Christians of Protestant traditions are familiar with it, and many Catholics are not. But there’s nothing theologically controversial about it. It was composed and first published by Anglican Bishop Thomas Ken in 1709, and the lines were actually taken from the closing stanzas of three of his other hymns. If you’d like to read more, here is a succinct article on the subject:
The song itself is a short, simple tune with simple words. May you be blessed by hearing it today.