Hymns (1)

A Christian hymn is a song that praises God and encourages people to worship Him. In the New Testament, Paul encouraged Christians to sing hymns to God. Even if you don’t sing, you can still learn about God and be encouraged by the words of hymns. Today we will begin a series of devotions about ten Christian hymns.
William Whiting (1825-1878) wrote the hymn, “Eternal Father, Strong to Save.” He worked at a school for boys in London. When one boy decided to sail to America, William wrote this song as a prayer of protection for the boy’s journey. During World War II, Winston Churchill asked that this hymn be played during a meeting he had with Franklin Roosevelt.
Our Bible verses today talk about God controlling the seas and helping people in trouble. These verses and Whiting’s hymn have encouraged me at times when my family needed God’s protection. Thank God for His love and protection every day!