Apostles Sang Hymns To God While In Prison

Even though illegal, Stephen Cheung smuggled a hymn book to prison and himself and Father Yeh made it habit to sing hymns to the Lord together.

Following excerpt from 92% into Refining Fire by Stephen Cheung
In the labor camp, I met a fellow who was a Roman Catholic priest—Father Yeh of Shacshih Catholic Church in Guangzhou. Because of his foot injury, he lived in a small room and was given easier assignments. Because he truly believed in the Lord, I treated him as a brother. I often visited him and shared with him in his room. I took a thick hymnbook from home and stored it in his room. I separated the hymn book into different pieces because it was easier to hide the little pieces than one thick book. I also taught him to sing the lyrics of a hymn written by Margaret Barber. When we got to the last stanza, we were sobbing and could hardly sing.

For me Thy trusting one, my God I dare

Once more to fly myself upon Thy breast,

And there adore Thy ways in faith's deep rest,

And there adore Thy ways in faith's quiet rest.

Refining Fire

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