Friday, May 30, 2014

Christian Music: Chris Tomlin - Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)

Image:  Public Domain - Ivan Aivazovsky - Jesus and Peter:  "Walking On Water"
Image:  Public Domain - Ivan Aivazovsky -
(Jesus and Peter)  "Walking On Water"


Ephesians 2:8-9
8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast



The following video has some beautiful images and lyrics:  Chris Tomlin - Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone).

I hope it Blesses you!

Thanks as always for stopping by!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Live Video - Gospel Singer Willie Banks Sings Lord I Know You Been So Good

Image:  Christ healing the paralytic
at Bethesda, Palma il Giovane, 1592
Public Domain

In Praise of God's Goodness
I will always thank the Lord;
I will never stop praising him.
2 I will praise him for what he has done;
may all who are oppressed listen and be glad!
3 Proclaim with me the Lord's greatness;
let us praise his name together!

4 I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me;
he freed me from all my fears.
5 The oppressed look to him and are glad;
they will never be disappointed.
6 The helpless call to him, and he answers;
he saves them from all their troubles.


Part of the reason I made this blog is that I truly enjoy what I post here...and while I love to know others do as also makes it easy for me to keep track of artists and songs, and scripture etc, that speak to my heart and lift and encourage me.


Last September I created a post for a video of The Soul Stirrers singing Lord, Remember Me...and have enjoyed watching the video over and over again.

At the end, YouTube offers suggestions of similar songs and just by chance I clicked on a live video of Willie Banks performing Lord I Know You Been So Good, and was letting it play while I worked on other things.

There is a slow build up where Willie and his band (the Messengers) vamp about God's Hand in their lives.  And then at about three minutes and fifteen seconds in they jump into the song.

If you love this kind of music, as I do, it's a strong pay-off and you can feel it lift your spirit immediately.  It definitely made me stop what I was doing!  :)

(Of course if you want to zip ahead to that point...I'm sure it'll make you feel just as good)


A bit of information abut Willie's career and lyrics to the song are below the video.

Hope Willie and the Messenger's music Blesses you!

"Willie Banks developed his unique bluesy sound during his over 30 years career as Gospel Singer, and Entertainer. 

Early on, he
recorded gospel songs such as "God's Goodness," and "Mother Why", on Hoyt Sullivan Enterprises (HSE) Records
He later signed to Malaco Records, where he recorded a remake of "God's Goodness," and several other hits, like "Things I Can't Change," "God Is Still In Charge," "Too Late," and more.
At the time of his death from heart failure in 1993, he was recording and performing with The Messengers.
Willie was a man of distinction and many think of him along with other gospel greats like Rev. James Cleveland, Clara Ward, Mahalia Jackson, Thomas Dorsey, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Casietta George (of the Caravans), Dorothy Love Coates, and countless others." 
All Gospel Lyrics:  Lord You've Been Good To Me
Thank you Lord,
Oh, Thank you Lord,
I want to thank you Jesus,

Lord, I know you been so good,
Lord, I know you been so good,
Over me all night long,
Lord, I know you been so good.

Let's sing it again, y'all,

Lord, I know you been so good,
Lord, I know you been so good,
Over me all night long,
Lord, I know you been so good.

Verse 1

Jesus I been wrong in my life and sometimes I've even sinned,
But Lord I thank you for shaking me this morning,
And letting me kneel down and pray again,

I could've been dead sleeping in my grave,
You made old death go away this morning and made it behave,

And God you been good,

You been good,
You been good,
You've been so good to me
Lord I know you spared my life,
Lord I know you spared my life,
I could've been dead sleeping in my grave,
Lord I know you spared my life,
Verse 2
Jesus you've been my mother and Lord you've been my father too,
Out of all of the troubles and trials I had in my life,
Without you Lord I don't know what I'd do,

That's why I got my hand in the winding chain,
Oh every day of my life I'm trusting in your name,

And God you been good , Thank you Lord,

Jesus, you been good,

You been good,
You been good,
I know you been so good to meh


Thanks for stopping by! 

God Bless!