For I Cannot Keep Silent
One of the greatest joys in my life is being a member of the Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma. Before my current ministry, I was minister of music and youth at several Oklahoma churches and by virtue of that position I was allowed to join this wonderful group. Thankfully, unlike the Singing ChurchWomen of Oklahoma, no audition was required.
Dr. Bill Green, our director, is a wonderful man and a good friend. He has been there for my family during difficult times, and has always been a help and a support to us.
The music we sing challenges my heart as well as my singing ability. We were divided into four groups last night for concerts in Hobart, Sallisaw, Tulsa and Nicoma Park. If you were with me in Sallisaw, you heard music ranging from negro spiritual to Handel's Hallelujah Chorus, from traditional hymns to modern praise songs. There is a wonderful range of music with which to praise Him, and it is so uplifting to be a part of a group that encourages Christians and points the lost to the love of the Savior.
Next month we will perform a one-hour concert in a public high school in southern Oklahoma. I pray that God will greatly use us in this marketplace platform He has given us to boldly proclaim the gospel.
I think of my blessed Redeemer, I think of Him all the day long;
I sing, for I cannot be silent; His love is the theme of my song.
- Fanny J. Crosby
Thank God for the Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma. Truly, His love is the theme of their song.