Favorite Sacred Hymns

It may seem odd to you that a profoundly deaf woman would have such an intense love for music, and especially for the sacred hymns. Yet,  God has created His entire creation to adore and praise Him so why should one who walks in the silence be removed and silent of the thanksgiving and praise?

I truly believe as God gave man a heart to glorify the Creator, right there next to the heart He created a small space called music, whose singular purpose is to express great love and adoration to our Heavenly Father Who is so worthy to be praised.

Though the ears of the hearing world takes great pleasure in hearing the music, it  was not created primarily for the pleasure of man but for the pleasure of God! Even more so, it is designed to bring glory to Him….and so the whole world sings. The whale sings in the depths of the deep sea…the lion roars in the jungle…the elephants bellow,…the birds burst forth in song as the day breaks, and the galaxies rejoice as the orbiting stars sing with their vibrations that only heaven can truly hear. Indeed, all of creation is doing exactly what they were so created to do… exclaim their praises and worship the Creator through the continuous music of the spheres!

As one who has studied and played classical piano and trumpet, I find great love in the varied vibrations of music. I will testify that after feeling the vibrations of the human voice in four-part harmony, there is no greater instrument than the original one God created in the human voice.

In Old Testament Scriptures there is much written about music and its role in worshiping God. The Psalms give vivid descriptions of the harp, cymbals, trumpet and other instruments played by man to be used along with uplifted voices. But the New Testament bursts forth with a New Song as all becomes new and the risen Son of God is being exalted upon His throne. All instruments fall silent but the voices of His redeemed  people rise with songs of praise to the Lamb that was slain.

It is with joy that I add some of my favorite sacred hymns to this site on the page “Favorite Sacred Hymns.”  It is my prayer that they will draw you to that Holy Lamb on His eternal throne, and you cannot help but release your own voice in praise and adoration.

Yes, even the deaf can sing to their Creator and in His delight He returns His joy and peace to those that walk the path of silence.

Please join me in worshipping Him who alone is worthy of our praise!

Devotional Thoughts By Sue Thomas

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We seek to be a vessel, an outpouring of God’s love, to bring the good news to the afflicted, to bind up the broken hearted, to set the captive free, to comfort those who mourn, and to bring the oil of gladness and the mantle of praise to all that we meet and serve.

We undertake our mission through our outreach of ministering to the spirit, mind, and body, whether it be in renewal through silent retreat and prayer at WaterBrooks, through encouraging those with deafness and other physical challenges at Kennels of Levi, or through meeting the needs of our brothers and sisters among the homeless with Operation Silent Night.

We strive to fulfill our mission, not through our own might and power, but by resting on the firm guiding hand of faith in God’s providence, provisions and promises…for what He has started, He will so complete.

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  1. I totally get what you are saying, Sue!! Im deaf myself… and sing praises/songs in church… because I want to give Glory and praise to HIM!! I hear with my heart! Thanks for sharing, Sue!! Id love to meet you someday!! Im profoundly deaf and use lipreading and speak. So I appreciate all you share!!:)

    Heidi Carrico

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  2. Beautifully said, Sue. Glad to hear from you again. God’s working in mysterious ways has always been amazing to me. I love the surprises.

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