A Song in Your Heart

A Song in Your Heart

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries1 Minutes

By trade, Oliver Holden was a carpenter and real estate dealer. He spent most of his life in the Boston area, where he was born in September 1765. He also was an active musician and pastor, combining these gifts to compose hymns, many of which still are sung.

One of his most memorable compositions was called “Coronation” written in 1792. This became the melody for the hymn “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name.”

Even toward the end of his life, his mind continued to be filled with music resounding for God’s glory. His last words are said to have been, “I have some beautiful airs running through my head if I only had the strength to note them down.”

In contrast, many people (even Christians) spend much of their lives discouraged and downtrodden. They have forgotten all that God has done for them and allow themselves to be weighed down by the cares of the world. But God wants us to be victorious and to have hearts filled with His praises.

Right now, remember the words of David. Let everything within you bless the Lord! Remember all that He has done for You. He has forgiven your sins, healed your diseases, and saved your soul. Think of all the prayers He has answered and the many ways He has helped you! Let your heart and mind sing His praises!