Thursday, October 9, 2008


Askes Olivia:
"Can we sing the 'Stinking ' song?"
The WHAT?!!

Our most recent Hymn "My Hope is Built" or "The Solid Rock" is By Edward Mote (based on Matthew 7 25-26), and if you read the lyrics you might catch why it is the "Stinking Song"
Here they are:

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly trust in Jesus’ Name.


On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

When darkness seems to hide His face,
I rest on His unchanging grace.
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.


His oath, His covenant, His blood,
Support me in the whelming flood.
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my Hope and Stay.


When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh may I then in Him be found.
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.


I love this song.
It is the most recent hymn we are learning and which we sing during morning devotion (I use the word "sing" loosely here)

To brag on my Little Bugs, yesterday morning was the first time I actually heard singing!
Nice hearty voices pronouncing words clearly, and wonder of all wonders, HOLDING A TUNE!

Did you read the words? Do you get "Stinking?

On Christ the Solid Rock I stand
All other ground is "STINKING" sand...

I don't think is quite as moving sung this way, so we're working on getting it right!
(You know though... she may have something... )


heidi said...

What a precious memory. Document that one so it is long remembered.

Do use the quote. It spoke such volume to me when I read it, it encompassed so much of what we are striving to teach the kids in all aspects of life.

Do you have a well? Are you contemplating indoor facilities??? I'm that 4-5 am person, so I can't imagine running out in the winter time. Well I'm always hot these days soooo the cold might feel a little good. LOL
;o)love, Heidi

Mommy Reg said...

That is just awesome. She might be onto something there like you said. :)

Emmy said...


Ashley said...

That is so funny! I love that hymn too...

Ashley said...

P.S. Your little sis is not so little anymore! 15, my the years fly by. We sang Happy Birthday to her at choir today. :)

Emmy said...

You must be mighty old, Analene!
You're baby sister is FIFTEEEENNNNN!!!!!
And she is HECKA taller than MMMEEE! Well, an inch...
Tonight we're going to her house for some long-needed girl least, I'm pretty sure I'm hasn't said yes yet. :-)

Uncle and Auntie Hightower <>< said...

Hey sis...Did you remember that the 9th is miss Matties Bday? I TOTALLY FORGOT...well...not her birthday actually...I just forgot what day it was...I am sooo off...I was not even thinking it was the 9th yet and then I realized that it has PASSED!!!! GOOD GREIF!!!!!!!!

Emmy said...

I 'membered.:-)
Obviously. :-)

Emmy said...

Analene sent Mattie a card. I saw it on her desk.

Momma Bug said...

I DID remember miss Mattie Grace's birthday (hence the card), and have been thinking of her these last few days together!
I miss you sis!


(and yes, I do feel old! Thanks for reminding me Emmy!)

Ashley said...

Molly! Well, I don't have very much room to speak. I forgot, until the Heartstrings newsletter came, two days before, and saved the day! :)

Analene, that card you sent her was so cute! She showed it to us on Friday, with all the little chilins writing on it. So cute!