Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Christian Praise Music: Sing Your Praise To The Lord - Amy Grant


I had the most amazing dream the other day.  It was a long epic...and I was going from place to place and surrounded by various people.

At one point I was at some kind of Christian retreat...and I entered a room where  with a few people in it...and older woman was playing piano and singing...doing both beautifully and skillfully.

She was playing some great gospel song...it was so upbeat and happy...kinda a southern gospel boogie...and she was praising God!

Although I don't remember what song it was now...in the dream I joined in and sang with all my being.

Soon a man took a microphone and said, "Some of you are already in the Spirit....", and encouraged others to join in.

I realized then how happy and at peace I was.

I wish more Christian music was like that!!


Let Everything that has breath Praise the Lord - Psalm 150:6 - Photo:  Jephyr

Back to the real world:  That kind of music has been going through my head...and the other day the melody and lyrics from Amy Grant's "sing Your Praise To The Lord" was going through my mind.

Interesting...because I hadn't heard it in MANY years!

It's such a happy, joyful song...praising God.

If you haven't heard it I hope you'll check out the video below...or if you have...maybe it's time to refresh your memory...and YOUR spirit.

The video is "music only", so I've added the lyrics below the video...so you can join in if you want to.

(There's an approximately 1 minute 10 second intro before the vocals start)

Sing your praise to the Lord
Come on everybody
Stand up and sing one more Hallelujah
Give your praise to the Lord
I can never tell you
Just how much good that it's
Gonna do you...just to


Sing anew
The song your heart learned to sing
When He first gave His life to you
The life goes on and so must the song
You gotta sing again
The song born in your soul
When you first gave your heart to Him
Sing His praises once more


Sing aloud
The song that someone is dying to hear,
Down in the madd'ning crowd
As you once were before you heard the song
You gotta let them know
The truth is alive to shine upon the way
So maybe they can go
Sing your praises once more


Let the name of the Lord be praised,
Both for now and evermore,
Praise him, oh, you servants
Give your


Sing, sing sing
Come on
Sing, sing, sing,
I can hear you now
Sing, sing, sing


Thanks for stopping by!

God Bless you!!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Blessed Christian Music: Parable "A Prayer"


Many, many moons ago I had an LP by a band called Parable called Illustrations.

l always thought a song on that album called, "A Prayer", was beautiful and uplifting.

As the internet has grown it's been great to go back and find that people are starting to upload those great old songs on YouTube and elsewhere.

So, I was very happy to find that song recently on YouTube and have posted it below with lyrics underneath it.

Hope you will give it a listen and feel Blessed by it!


You can find out ore about the band, Parable, here:


Royalty Free Image with text added:  http://freelyphotos.com/waterfall-3/
By Thomas King

Parable - “A Prayer” - Lyrics
Words and Music by John Wickham

Fill me with your Love,

The Promise of the Father,

And help me know your Voice,

That I may hear no other,

Keep me in your Will,

That I may do Your pleasure,

And make my heart be still,

And know that I’m Your treasure,

Oh, Lord, Come to me,

And lead that I may follow,

And with each step I take,

I’ll come to You, 

James 4:8


Thanks for stopping by!

God Bless you!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Beautiful Christian Music: Thy Word - Maranatha Singers

Photo:  By Phil Greig - Royalty Free Christian Images


In 1984, Amy Grant popularized a song called "Thy Word".   

Written by her and Christian singer-songwriter Michael W Smith,  it was a simple but beautiful song whose theme was taken from Psalm 119:105 (as see above). 

You can read more about the songs creation here:  http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=16213


In the last few days, I discovered another version of it on YouTube (embedded below), recorded by the Maranatha Singers on their 2011 "Praise 9 - Great Are You Lord" CD.

You can find a download version of the entire CD here:   



The lyrics are in the video...so if you're inclined...feel free to sing along!  : )


Thank you for stopping by!

God Bless you!!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Beautiful Gospel Song: I Need You Every Hour - Ray Hildebrand - 1971

YouTube Video/Music Track Follows Commentary Below

Christ Walking On The Waters - Julius Sergius Von Klever - 1880's - Public Domain


Many years ago I had a Christian compilation album...that I think was put out by Word Records.

There was a beautiful song on it that I really loved.  It was, as I found out much later, a more modern re-working of an older hymn called I Need Thee Every Hour.

Sometime later, 10 to 15 years or so, I no longer had the original recording, but I still remembered that song...and long before the internet I began looking for it.

By then, however, I simply could not remember the artist who recorded it.  So one day, I went to a Christian bookstore and asked about it.  No one knew what I was referring to...but they gave me access to a HUGE book so I could look for it by title.

I had no luck finding it there though.

Still I kept thinking about it.   Since I'd played it over and over I kept hoping I could remember the artist's name to help me searching for it.  

Consolator -Artist: Carl Heinrich Bloch (1834-1890)
Consolator -Artist: Carl Heinrich Bloch (1834-1890)
 One day, after LITERALLY years of thinking about it...the artist's name popped in my head:  Ray Hildebrand!!

I had always remembered the song was called I Need You Every Hour...and I now had the singer's name...but still couldn't find a recording of that song.

As the power of the internet grew I'd search for that song from time to time.

Eventually, I found a place on-line that listed an LP of Hildebrand's with that song on it.  They said it was new in the wrapper and I still had a turn-table (even though I'd completely transitioned to CD's by that time)...so I ordered it.

When I got it I was disappointed because although it was still shrink-wrapped...it was very "scratchy" and sounded terrible.  I'm not sure to this day if it was used and simply re-shink-wrapped...or if it had just been sitting in a warehouse so long that it's grooves had begun to be pressed flat.  Ether way I found the recording un-listenable.

Still, I thought about that song from time to time through the years...and as the internet grew I'd do a search once in a while without any luck.

In the last few days I was thinking about it again and did yet another YouTube search...not really expecting to find it as had been the case so many times before...and THERE it was!!

It's in a YouTube video...a digital transfer from an LP...so there's a small amount of needle noise at the beginning...but after a bit that's not noticeable...and just the beautiful track is left.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do and you are Blessed by it!!


I Need You Every Hour - Ray Hildebrand - 1971 -Word

Found on WapsiValley's YouTube Channel

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a Blessed day!!

Awesome Gospel Song: Psalm 61 - Matthew Ward

Video/Music Below - The video is a still image but the music is awesome!!



Some time ago I posted a video of Matthew Ward and Richard Souther's song Psalm 61, with lyrics taken more or less from that verse in the Bible.

(See that post here)

Photo - "In Flight" - Copyright 2014 - Jephyr - All Rights Reserved

 That version was a simple arrangement with Souther playing acoustic piano and Matthew Ward singing.

I'd heard another version of this song Matthew Ward had done with a much more involved production, but was so used to the older version I didn't like it as much.

Recently I heard it again...and really like it now.

I'll share it here and hope it will Bless you as well.


Psalm 61 - from the album My Redeemer,℗ 1997 Matthew Ward, released on 12-31-1997.


Psalm 61 -  Music Matthew Ward - Richard Souther

Hear my cry, O God
Give heed to my prayer
From the ends of the earth I call to thee
When my heart is faint
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I
For thou hast been a refuge for me
And a tower of strength against the enemy
A tower of strength against the enemy
And let me dwell in thy tent forever
Hear my cry, O God
Hear my cry, O Father
Hear my cry, O God


Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Horace Family - God Will Dry My Weeping Eyes


Ya ready for a little sanctified funk?

I found this track long ago on YouTube and just re-discovered it and thought I'd share it with you.

Buy A Copy Of This Painting:  "Dance of Grace" - Mark Keathley  http://www.infinityfineart.com/danceofgracebymarkkeathley.php
Buy A Copy Of This Painting:  "Dance of Grace" - Mark Keathley
It's from the Horace Family...and it's called "God Will Dry My Weeping Eyes".  It was released in the 1970s on their only album.



"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away.”

Revelation 21:4

 Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you have a Blessed day!!