Oh, what singing! Oh, what glory!

first_img Email the author The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… You Might Like Working out with a purpose A child in the village of Bargadih enjoys water from a Troy-funded well More than 4,500 children in third world… read more Published 11:00 pm Friday, July 19, 2013 “We knew better than to misbehave in church,” said Betty Sanders. “We didn’t have a choice. We just knew we better behave.”Sanders told of a little boy who dared to misbehave in church.“His daddy picked him up, put him on his shoulder and was taking him out of church,” she said. “All the way out, the little boy was hollering, ‘Help me! Help me!’ but nobody did.”Louise Toney told a story on herself and a young relative who was intent on getting the young girls to notice him.“The girls weren’t paying any attention to him so he kept on acting up,” Toney said, laughing. “I gave him a good licking right there in front of the girls. That got him their attention but not the kind he wanted.”Eva Collin and Amy McLendon said they were baptized in a pond when they were 12 years old.“It scared us to death,” Collin said. “I thought the preacher was drowning me.”McLendon said that she, too, was terrified.“I couldn’t swim and that was the first time I’d been under the water,” McLendon said. “It scared me because I didn’t know what was happening.”Some seniors told of walking miles to church while others said they rode a wagon. They told of long-winded preachers, hard-bottomed pews and dinners on the ground.But what they remembered most was the music, those old gospel songs that they all love so well.“Back then, there was no formality to the churches like there is today,” said Mary Smith, who plays piano for the Senior Choir, along with Nell King and Sarah Ann Whaley. “As soon as you came in the church there was singing and shouting and praising the Lord. Those old church songs touched my heart then and they still do. And, it’s the same for all of us who were a part of the old time religion.”Veleta Waltman, Senor Choir director, said that, as people grow older, they naturally go back to the things that were so meaningful in their lives.“I love all music that glorifies the Lord,” she said. “And, this old-time music touches all of us in a special way. It lifts us up and brings glory to God.” Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder The Senior Choir at Troy Nutrition Center convenes every Wednesday and Friday to sing the old time music they sang as children, and that their parents and grandparents sang. Anyone is welcome to come and join the choir. You don’t have to be able to sing, just willing to make a joyful noise.Not one member of the Senior Choir at the Troy Nutrition Center claims to be a professional singer. Not one.In fact, several laughingly said they couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket. “But we can make a joyful noise … and love lifts us up.”For 10 years or more, the Senior Choir has gathered around the piano on Wednesdays and Fridays, first at the “old’ Center and now at the “new” Center, to sing praises to their Heavenly Father. “Choir time is a special time for our clients,” said Hassie Green, Troy Nutrition Center director. “And, no, they aren’t trained voices. They are people who love the Lord and want to sing praises to Him. We are so thankful that we can give them this opportunity.”Green said the Senior Choir sings the “old time religion” type of songs.“They sing the songs they grew up singing in church,” she said. “The same songs their parents and their grandparents sang. Those old-time songs tell stories and they are the stories they like to hear and to sing over and over.” Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Latest Stories The songs are sung on request.“The choir members call out a page number and that’s the song they sing next,” Green said. “So, most all of them get to sing one of their favorite old-time church songs very time they sing.“All the choir members, as we used to say, ‘grew up in church.’ Back when they were children, they went to church to worship and praise God but church was also their social life. The members of the Senior Choir have many fond memories of how they were raised. And, every Wednesday and Friday, they sing with their hearts and remember those wonderful times in their lives.”For some of the seniors, their childhood memories of church bring back painful memories of switches with “stickers” on them. Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Oh, what singing! Oh, what glory!last_img read more