I’ve been reminded of a song.

One of the forum members left a comment thanking me for posting the quote of a few days ago. It brought to mind a favorite song I learned years ago. I’ll include the words later.

I had enough pain last night that it was difficult to sleep well. I woke about 2 am and didn’t go back to sleep until after 3:30. During the hour and a half, I was posting on the forum. It surely would have been nice to stay in bed until I wanted to get up but that wasn’t to be.

Even though I was short on sleep, I still put in half an hour on exercise. I didn’t get very far into my routine but it was better than nothing.

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I felt out of it all day at work from lack of sleep. I went out fairly early and walked for three laps. That perked me up for a little while but I needed rest.

This afternoon, I went out and sat in the sun for a few minutes. It was pretty hot (today’s high in the valley was 92) so I didn’t stay long.

I’d gone to town during the day to get some more scuppernongs and a few tomatoes. I asked about citrus and it should be coming in the first of next month and a good crop is predicted.

And, now for the song. I don’t know who wrote it. I had it on a tape by the Herald’s and I do wish I could get it on CD. The name of it is “Trials Make Pure Gold”.

There are trials in life that seem more than I can bear,
There are heartaches beyond compare.
Without trials in life, we might never bow in prayer,
And we would never know that Jesus really cares.

It’s the trials that bring us close to heaven.
It’s the trials that bring blessings untold.
It’s the trials that bring us close to Jesus.
It’s the trials that make pure gold.

Without trials in life, we would never know the Lord
And we would never know the joy of answered prayer.
Without trials in life, we might never hear the words,
“Well done, My child, come in and glory share.”

It’s the trials that bring us close to heaven.
It’s the trials that bring blessings untold.
It’s the trials that bring us close to Jesus.
It’s the trials that make pure gold.

The clock hasn’t quite gotten to 8:45 but I think I’m going to call it a night and go to bed. Good night!

5 Responses to I’ve been reminded of a song.

  1. Cassandra October 10, 2007 at 1:37 pm #

    Tommie, thank you so much for posting these words. The song made me cry.

  2. Tommie October 10, 2007 at 7:42 pm #

    So many people think God gives us trials but our trials are usually the result of our actions. Jesus doesn’t leave us alone to deal with them, though. He’ll see us through if we let Him. I didn’t mean to make you cry, Cassie. Unless you were crying because of the truth in the verses…

  3. Cassandra October 11, 2007 at 3:46 pm #

    Tommie, it’s a good cry. Both sad and happy. But good.

    My birthday is next week… I’ll be 25. I know it’s not old, but it’s still a quarter of a century. Looking back, I feel so far from where I should be, professionally, as a wife, and spiritually. Hubby and I are finally having evening worship again so things are starting to look a little brighter.

    I looked for the song on CD for you but couldn’t find it. I did find a collection of 12 CDs, some of their more popular songs. I’ve added them to my wish list. Listening to this older style of music takes me back to my childhood, Sabbath mornings, when I felt closest to God.

  4. Tommie October 11, 2007 at 8:40 pm #

    When you get to be my age, 25 seems very young. Not immature young but still have a long way ahead of you young. Don’t look back. Don’t anticipate what tomorrow is going to be. Live in the now but plan for the future. Take control of your life. Evening worship is a wonderful first step. Do you start your day off the same way or with private devotions? I can tell a real difference in my day if I miss it.

    Thank you for looking. It’s on a Chapel recording and they don’t record for them any more. I asked one time if it would be available on CD someday and the answer was no. I had it on tape and you know how tapes are. Very disposable. Sad but true. They can’t even sing it in concert.

    I know what you mean about the old songs. I love them best, too.

    • Dona Fulmore December 2, 2018 at 12:03 am #

      Hi there, Here it is 2018 and I just ran across a comment about a song, “Trials Make Pure Gold”. I am pleased that I found this blog, but am sorry to know of Tommie’s passing. I thank the Lord that He is always here for us, today, and whatever may come tomorrow,

      The song was written years ago by Chuck Fulmore. Just in case anyone would like to know more about this song, here is the “story behind the song”.

      Chuck was enjoying building homes, his chosen occupation, when he had to have an emergency back surgery. Before the surgeons would do the surgery, they made Chuck promise that he would change occupations, or they wouldn’t proceed with the necessary surgery.. They told him he would feel so good after they did their work, that he would forget that he was no longer to do heavy lifting, and lifting would tear apart the work they had done, The resultant scar tissue created by the first surgery would keep them from doing a successful repair to a new rupture. This was an extremely difficult and discouraging time for Chuck, as he loved building,

      It hadn’t been too long since he had lost his 13 year old daughter to leukemia. She had been ill only 7 weeks from diagnosis until she passed away. What a heartbreak to the whole family!

      These experiences contributed to Chuck praying that God would give him a song that would encourage not only him, but that it might touch others that were going through tough times. And so a new song came. You can find a copy of printed music or CD of “Trials Make Pure Gold”, on chuckfulmoretrio.com.

      It was about this time that the song, “Never Give Up, Jesus Is Coming” also came. You can understand the timing when you hear the words.

      Never give up, Jesus is coming.
      It’s the darkest just before dawn,
      Never give up, Jesus is coming,
      Never give up, keep holding on.

      There are days I know when you get so discouraged
      It seems that all hope is gone.
      But there’s one, only one who can give you courage
      And strength to carry on.

      This old world I know can’t last much longer,
      And sin will soon pass away,
      But my faith in God keeps growing stronger,
      For Jesus is coming some day.

      Never give up, Jesus is coming,
      It’s the darkest just before dawn
      Never give up, Jesus is coming,
      Never give up, keep holding on.

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