Am I qualified to do that? That’s for you, and time, to decide.
The first real hymn I wrote, Lo, I Come, was written more than forty years ago, before I was married, and was the honest cry of a youthful, God-seeking heart.
My best-known hymn today is Teach Me, O Lord, to Number My Days. It has been printed in various hard-cover hymnals, some of which have pressed on through dozens of printings. It has been sung in many different countries, in English or Spanish.
But most of my hymns, children’s songs, ballads, lullabies, and spirituals are known only to the Lord who gave them to me.
And that’s okay. But as time goes on, and as I get older— and as we see our society crying out for Salt and Light— I have a burden to pass along to others more of my songs, and some of the many 'word-smithing' and 'melody-crafting' TIPS I've learned through the years— hoping that they will help YOU as much as they have me.
May they encourage you! May they draw you even closer to your Creator! And may they, at least in a small way, help mentor your musical musings and ministerings!
If they do, my labors are already paid, and paid in full!
— Stan Brubaker