Monday, August 27, 2012

Christian Music Video: Mercy Me - All Of Creation

Praise the Lord.

Praise the Lord from the heavens;
    praise him in the heights above.
Praise him, all his angels;
    praise him, all his heavenly hosts.
Praise him, sun and moon;
    praise him, all you shining stars.
Praise him, you highest heavens
    and you waters above the skies. 

Isaiah's Lips Anointed
With Fire - Benjamin West (1738–1820)   
Public Domain
Let them praise the name of the Lord,
    for at his command they were created,
and he established them for ever and ever—
    he issued a decree that will never pass away.

Praise the Lord from the earth,
    you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,
lightning and hail, snow and clouds,
    stormy winds that do his bidding,
you mountains and all hills,
    fruit trees and all cedars,
10 wild animals and all cattle,
    small creatures and flying birds,
11 kings of the earth and all nations,
    you princes and all rulers on earth,
12 young men and women,
    old men and children.

13 Let them praise the name of the Lord,
    for his name alone is exalted;
    his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.
14 And he has raised up for his people a horn,
    the praise of all his faithful servants,
    of Israel, the people close to his heart. 

Praise the Lord.


 Thank you for reminding me about this awesome song Val!

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Christian Music Video: Chris Tomlin - Everlasting God

Hubble Image - Public Domain

Hubble Image:  Public Domain


Psalm 90 : 1 - 2


Lord, you have been our dwelling place
    throughout all generations.
Before the mountains were born
    or you brought forth the whole world,
    from everlasting to everlasting you are God.


Christian Music Video With Lyrics:

Chris Tomlin  - Everlasting God

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Hillsong - Hosanna


Worship Music


Christian Music Video:  Hillsong - Hosanna

I see the King of glory 
Coming on the clouds with fire
The whole earth shakes, the whole earth shakes

I see His love and mercy
Washing over all our sin
The people sing, the people sing

Walking on Water - Ivan Aivazovsky (1817–1900)

Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest
Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest

I see a generation 
Rising up to take their place
With selfless faith, with selfless faith

I see a new revival 
Stirring as we pray and seek
We're on our knees, we're on our knees

Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest
Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest

Heal my heart and make it clean
Open up my eyes to the things unseen
Show me how to love like
You have loved me 

Break my heart for what breaks Yours 
Everything I am for Your Kingdom's cause
As I walk from earth into eternity

Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest
Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest

Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest
Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest

Hosanna in the highest
Hosanna in the highest
Hosanna in the highest


Matthew 21: 1-16

English Standard Version (ESV)

The Triumphal Entry

21  Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will send them at once.” This took place to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet, saying,

“Say to the daughter of Zion,
‘Behold, your king is coming to you,
     humble, and mounted on a donkey,
    on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’”

The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and put on them their cloaks, and he sat on them. Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” 10 And when he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred up, saying, “Who is this?” 11 And the crowds said, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee.”

Jesus Cleanses the Temple


12  And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. 13 He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you make it a den of robbers.”
14  And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them. 15  But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying out in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were indignant, 16 and they said to him, “Do you hear what these are saying?” And Jesus said to them, “Yes; have you never read,

“‘Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies
    you have prepared praise’?”

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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Too Cute! The Peasall Sisters Sing Farther Along

The Peasall Sisters may be best known to some as the little girl's who sang parts for the Cohen Brother's Movie:  O Brother, Where Art Thou?

They were 11, 8 and 5 years old at that time.  

I found the video of them (below...and when they were perhaps just a bit older) performing the old hymn, Farther Along.
Carl Heinrich Bloch - Sermon On The Mount
Public Domain

Farther along we'll know all about it,
Farther along we'll understand why;
Cheer up, my brothers, live in the sunshine,
We'll understand it all by and by.

Soon with the lord our wonderful savior
We'll be at home beyond the blue sky
There we shall meet the dear ones awaiting
We'll understand it all by and by

Farther along we'll know all about it,
Farther along we'll understand why;
Cheer up, my brothers, live in the sunshine,

We'll understand it all by and by
We'll understand it all by and by



Jesus, Founder and Perfecter of Our Faith

12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Christian Music: Sometimes Alleluia!

Christian music is a lot different today than it was in the 1960's and 70's.  

At that time it was often dominated by traditional "church" music (choirs and organs, and solemn and staid)...and anything that even hinted at rock and roll was often characterized as the "devil's" music.

That began to change at that time and a Christian band called Love Song was one of the pioneers of that era.

Headed by Chuck Girard...their music sounds so soft and gentle now...that it's hard to believe that they were considered radial by some Christians of that time.

Girard released his first solo album in 1975 featuring a worship song he penned called Sometimes Alleluia.

It's a simple that he almost didn't finish except at his wife's urging...but the melody and lyrics seem to transcend era and style.

Here is a lovely video version of it found on YouTube:

From the Gaither Homecoming video series, 'Count Your Blessings' and taped at Fontanel in Nashville, TN featuring Reggie Smith, Wesley Pritchard, and Brooklyn Collingsworth.

Psalm 145:10-13

10 All your works praise you, Lord;
    your faithful people extol you.
11 They tell of the glory of your kingdom
    and speak of your might,
12 so that all people may know of your mighty acts
    and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
    and your dominion endures through all generations.

The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises
    and faithful in all he does.
14 The Lord upholds all who fall
    and lifts up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all look to you,
    and you give them their food at the proper time.
16 You open your hand
    and satisfy the desires of every living thing.

17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways
    and faithful in all he does.
18 The Lord is near to all who call on him,
    to all who call on him in truth.


Image Use - Public Domain:  William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) 
Song of the Angels (1881)

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