During Civil War days, we worked by the light of the sun and read books at night by lamplight. Light bulbs were no more than a dream, not yet available at Home Depot. People prayed for the right amount of rain at the right time to bring a good harvest. When that didn’t happen, we still had no better place to turn than to the Lord.
During the reconstruction years, we were in desperate need of good news. We loved the gospel singers and songwriters like Philip Bliss, who wrote more than three hundred songs, including “Hallelujah! What a Savior,” Let the Lower Lights Be Burning,” and “Wonderful Words of Life.”
The Fountainview Academy Singers in British Columbia are making sure that good news never gets old.
Sing them over again to me, wonderful words of life. Let me more of their beauty see,wonderful words of life. Words of life and beauty. Teach me faith and duty. Beautiful words, wonderful words, wonderful words of life.