Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Bind my wandering heart to thee

 The first time I saw this video was in seminary. I was seventeen years old, I think. (Going by the name Linda, driving a super awesome '92 Honda Accord LX, living at my parents' house - it was another world.) I was just beginning to understand the gospel of Jesus Christ. Having been raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints I had heard it all before, but I was applying it to myself for the first time in my life.

This hymn was a game-changer for me. It solidified my belief in Jesus Christ as my savior. It made me want to be faithful to Him.

Here is the best part:

O to grace how great a debtor daily I'm constrained to be!
Let thy goodness, like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, prone to leave the God I love;
Here's my heart, O take and seal it, seal it for thy courts above.

I don't know what made me think of this video after fourteen years, but I found it on YouTube last night. Listening to this song makes my heart feel like it's going to swell up and burst, so I had to post it on here to alleviate the pressure. Enjoy.

(If nothing else, enjoy the '90s hairdos. You haven't seen bangs like that in a while! Unless you live in central Utah.)


Anne said...

This will always remind me of Meegan's farewell. Need to play this often.

Alanna said...

First time I saw this was in the MTC. Rocked my world!

Cathy's Blog said...

Elise thank you for sharing that video. That is my favorite verse in that song because I am such a sinner and I need Him so bad to bind my wandering soul to Him!! Tears came to my eyes when I heard it again!! It reminds me also of singing with my beautiful nieces!!