Sunday, June 26, 2016

Nothing Between

Nothing Between
By: Charles Albert Tindley
 
Nothing between my soul and the Savior,
Naught of this world's delusive dream;
I have renounced all sinful pleasure,
Jesus is mine; there's nothing between.
Nothing between my soul and the Savior,
So that His blessed face may be seen;
Nothing preventing the least of His favor,
Keep the way clear! Let nothing between.
 
Nothing between, like world pleasure,
Habits of life though harmless they seem,
Must not my heart from Him e'er sever,
He is my all; there's nothing between.
Nothing between my soul and the Savior,
So that His blessed face may be seen;
Nothing preventing the least of His favor,
Keep the way clear! Let nothing between.
 
Nothing between, like pride or station,
Self or friends shall not intervene,
Tho' it may cost me much tribulation,
I am resolved; there's nothing between.
Nothing between my soul and the Savior,
So that His blessed face may be seen;
Nothing preventing the least of His favor,
Keep the way clear! Let nothing between.
 
Nothing between, e'en many hard trials,
Tho' the world against me convene;
Watching with prayer and much self denial,
I'll triumph at last, with nothing between.
Nothing between my soul and the Savior,
So that His blessed face may be seen;
Nothing preventing the least of His favor,
Keep the way clear! Let nothing between.
 
Charles Albert Tindley was born on July 7, 1851, in Berlin, Maryland.
Charles Tindley, who is known as one of the "founding fathers of American Gospel Music", was the son of a slave father and a free mother. At age 17, he taught himself to read and write. While attending night school and earning his divinity degree through a correspondence course, Charles worked as a janitor. In 1902, he became pastor of Calvary Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the church where he had worked as a janitor.
One day, while Charles was in his study preparing a sermon, a gust of wind blew some papers over top of his work. "Not now," he thought to himself, "let nothing between." And the theme of this hymn was created.
At the time of Charles' death in 1933, his church had 12,500 members. The Tindley Temple United Methodist Church in Philadelphia was named after him. Charles wrote over 40 hymns during his lifetime, some of which include the following:
"I Know the Lord Will Make a Way"
"I'll Overcome Some Day"
"I'm Going to Die with My Staff in My Hand"
"Leave It There"
"Let Jesus Fix It for You"
"Lord, I've Tried"
"Some Day"
"Stand by Me"
"The Storm Is Passing Over"
"We'll Understand It Better Be and By"
"What Are They Doing in Heaven?"
 
Is there anything between you and the Lord? If so, make it right. Keep the way clear! Let nothing between.
 
In His forever abounding love,
Ashley
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
~Romans 8:38-39
 


1 comment:

  1. Oh, I am so thankful you featured this song! This is one of the songs that my sweet husband and I have sang together in church. I LOVE the words. Oh, it is the desire of my heart to keep the way clear and let nothing between. Jesus means SO much to me.

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