Hymns: Brother, Sister, Let Me Serve You

Be happy with those who are happy, and be sad with those who are sad.” – Romans 12:15

I was going to write about this song anyway. But given last night’s events in Nice, it seems especially appropriate.

Brother, Sister, Let Me Serve You is one of my favourites. It tells of how we are all facing a particular journey, and we can and should all help each other in times of difficulty and rejoice with each other in times of gladness.

At the moment, it is a time of difficulty and sadness for Nice. Whilst we believe we are living in a safe country, incidents such as happened there show that we are far more vulnerable than we think we are. No doubt many will be afraid. This is where we need to show God’s love to other people – this is epitomised in the third verse:

I will hold the Christ-light for you
in the night-time of your fear;
I will hold my hand out to you,
speak the peace you long to hear.”

Of course, this is something we should strive for anyway. We should always be striving to share God’s love, joy and peace.

For now, we weep with and pray for those in Nice. We pray that we shall soon be rejoicing with them instead.


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