Out Of Tragedy Comes Triumph – Sunday Sermon

This morning at church was a hymn request service, which was exactly that

We sang hymns that people requested.

In the sermon I took three well-known hymn writers and looked at their life.

For various reasons all of them – John Newton, William Cowper and Joseph Scriven – had very difficult times.

The common denominator, though, was that they turned tragedy to triumph.

All three wrote hymns – Amazing Grace, There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood and What A Friend We Have In Jesus – that inspire us today.

We all experience personal tragedy at some time in our life.

Do we allow it to break us or make us?