Apostles Sang Hymns To God While In Prison

Charles Noble was blessed with a Bible in solitary confinement. He read it through several times and also sang hymns to pass the time. This resulted in his being full of the Lord's inexplicable peace and joy, and of being a witness to his jailers.

Following excerpt from 45% into I Found God In Soviet Russia by John Noble
The Bible was a great joy and blessing to my father; he was no longer alone in his cell. He read it through from cover to cover four or five times during the ensuing months of his solitary confinement and studied it carefully. He also passed the time singing hymns. The guards, hearing him, thought that he had lost his mind. They were not used to hearing prisoners sing in the solitary confinement cells. They could see no reason why a prisoner should praise God from the depths of a communist prison. But when they opened the door, he would smile calmly at them and suggest that they join him in praising God. Since his release, he has declared repeatedly that he has had no happier hours in his life than those alone in that cell bringing himself back to the Word of God and to joyful communication with Our Lord. Those hours in prison he regarded as a time given him for purification and rededication that he might lead a truly Christian life thereafter.

I Found God In Soviet Russia

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