I posted on Twitter & Facebook:
Today in church we sang songs from 3 centuries, 2 each from the 1700s & 1800s, 3 from the 1900s so we can stay relevant.
I love the diversity of our music ministry. I'm a big fan of the old hymns, but new music is good too. I guess new is relative since our songbook dates to 1999.
The oldest song today was the one that moved me. Isaac Watts penned "I'm Not Ashamed to Own My Lord" in 1707 (it wasn't put to music for 130+ years!) and this verse helped tie together our works vs His for me:
Firm as His throne His promise stands, And He can well secure What I've committed to His hands Till the decisive hour.
Yes, we work, we obey, we follow and act based on His command. Obedience is not trivial, yet the best we can do is commit it to his hands. But that is enough, as he can and will carry it through to that decisive hour.