Hymn #306 in Celebrating Grace Hymnal — “Come, Christians, Join to Sing”
[pullquote_center width=”70%”]Praise yet our Christ again, Alleluia, Amen!
Life shall not end the strain; Alleluia, Amen![/pullquote_center]
Singing praise to God is an important part of our weekly worship services, and should be a part of our lives during the rest of our week. I don’t know about you, but too often my life seems to interrupt the song of praise. Jobs need doing, family and friends need our attention, all sorts of media surround us with wall-to-wall sight and sound. Life itself threatens to end the “strain,” or song, of praise I desire to offer to Christ. This hymn reminds me that even my busy, distracted life doesn’t have to drown out the offering of praise I want to give to God. We call each other to be faithful to living our lives as a gift of praise to our Guide and Friend, Jesus.