Gospel Praise: Been So Good To Me - The Harmony Quintet





Let Everything Praise the Lord

1 Praise the Lord!
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens!

2 Praise him for his mighty deeds;
praise him according to his excellent greatness!

3 Praise him with trumpet sound;
praise him with lute and harp!

4 Praise him with tambourine and dance;
praise him with strings and pipe!

5 Praise him with sounding cymbals;
praise him with loud clashing cymbals!

6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord!
 
The Zion Travelers Spiritual Singers of Baton Rouge in the studio recording The Gospel Train. Photo: J. Nash Porter
The Zion Travelers Spiritual Singers of Baton Rouge in the studio recording The Gospel Train. Photo: J. Nash Porter
http://www.louisianafolklife.org/LT/Articles_Essays/gospel_music_in_la.html


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Hi!

I found a Gospel song that just makes me want to tap my toes, sing along, and thank Jesus for all he's done for me.

I hope you'll give it a spin and let it Bless you too.

I can't find out much more about it than it's title and the group's name:

Been So Good To Me by The Harmony Quintet

But the video's description on YouTube gives this one clue: It's on a CD called "Dream Reality Records Presents Great Gospel Music Vol. I (2006)"

Dream Reality Records

P.O. Box 5473
Valdosta, GA 31603

Email: dreamrealityrecords@yahoo.com

www.dreamrealityrecords.com

https://www.facebook.com/Dream-Realit...

The video is "music only" and although the lyrics are fairly simple I posted them below.

Enjoy!





Been So Good To Me - Lyrics

When I look back over my life,
And I see how God has Blessed me,
When I look back over my life,
And I see how God has kept me,

I know He's been so good to me - 4X

I thank you Lord for your Grace and Mercy,
That kept me along my way,
I thank you Lord for your Love and Kindness,
That helped me from day to day,

I know He's been so good to me - 4X

Many times I felt like giving up,
But He kept me in his loving care,
Many times I've been *** one down,
But He stepped in right on Time,

I know He's been so good to me - 4X

Every now and then I look up and tell him,
I thank you Jesus!
I thank you Lord!


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Thanks so much for stopping by!

May God Richly Bless you! 

Jesus is LORD!

Seek Him!
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9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.





Gospel Music: Better Than Blessed · Louise "Candy" Davis


Wow!

I love this song!

I discovered a completely awesome video of a baby boy singing his heart out along to a great old Gospel song (and I'll be posting that video here asap). 

Along with loving that video I found myself enthralled by the song he was singing along to.

Having never heard it — and with little info in the video description about it— I had to do some internet sleuthing to discover more about it.

I quickly discovered it is called "Better Than Blessed" by Louise "Candy" Davis (1939 - 2005).

She was a beloved Gospel singer and Better Than Blessed was her "signature song."

http://www.louise-candy-davis.memory-of.com/

A Screen Capture From The Live Performance Video Below: Louise "Candy" Davis
A Screen Capture From The Live Performance Video Below: Louise "Candy" Davis

I decided to share two videos in today's post:  One a studio version of the song by Davis, and also a "live" version at the bottom of this post.

I like the live version better than the studio version but the audio quality on it is a little low — but please feel free to give them both a listen and decide for yourself.

The lyrics are posted under the first video too.

Anywho — I hope you'll feel BETTER THAN BLESSED as you listen to this wonderful song!

: )




Better Than Blessed - Lyrics

I’m Blessed,
Better than Blessed,
Praise the Lord!
I’m blessed,
Better than Blessed,
Praise the Lord!

I may not have houses and wealth,
I may not have all my strength and health
But I’m Blessed,
Better than Blessed,
Praise the Lord!

Many times I've had to learn my lesson,
For I did not — I did not appreciate my Blessings,
I complained that I had no shoes,
But then I saw a man,
Who had no feet to use,
And I’m Blessed,
Better than Blessed,
Thank you Lord!

I’ve got no mind,
To complain at any time,
For God has mixed my clouds — He mixed my clouds with His Bright Sunshine,
Though this is a rough and rocky road I’m on,

I know, I know, It’ll take my poor soul on home,
And I know I’m Blessed,
Oh, Better than Blessed,
Thank you Lord!

I’ve got God the Father above me,
I’ve got his son, Jesus Christ, walking beside me,
You see I’ve got the Holy Spirit, Within me,
And I’ve got all of God’s Angels all around me,
And I know I’m Blessed,
Better, Better than Blessed,
Thank you Lord!

I’m Blessed,
Better than Blessed,
Thank Lord!

Hallelujah!

I’m Blessed,
Better than Blessed,
Thank you Lord!

I may not have houses and wealth,
And I may not — I may not — have all my strength and health,
But STILL I’m blessed,
Better, Better than Blessed,
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Lord!

I’m Blessed,
Better, Better than Blessed,
I want to thank you Lord!
Thank you Lord, Thank you Lord!

I know I'm Blessed,
Even better than Blessed,
Thank you Lord!
Thank you Lord!

I'm Blessed,
Better than Blessed,
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Lord!

I'm Blessed,
Better than Blessed,
Thank you Lord!
Thank you Lord!
Thank you Lord!

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The live version of Better Than Blessed by Louise "Candy" Davis




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Thanks so much for stopping by!

May God Richly Bless you! 

Jesus is LORD!

Seek Him!
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9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.




Destiny Cross - Come Unto Me - With Lyrics


 
(Jesus said), “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.

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Hi!

I was in search of an older (1970's) Christian song and was using Google and YouTube to try and find it.

As often happens — I started surfing from one link to the next until I landed on a very unique channel on YouTube— one unlike any I've found before.

Created by a young woman, Destiny Cross, who also goes by ShadowCa7, she shares video game, cosplay, children's stories, and music videos — in a gentle, peaceful, unaffected way.

Although her channel is not specifically all Christian themes - I believe that her love of the Lord comes pouring through (in everything I've seen so far).

A Screen Capture From The Video Below — Destiny Cross Performing "Come Unto Me"
A Screen Capture From The Video Below — Destiny Cross Performing "Come Unto Me"
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On her channel I found a very beautiful cover of "Come Unto Me" — and you'll find that video embedded below along with it's lyrics underneath it.

Sung in a very high, sweet and soft voice, she accompanies herself on guitar and layers beautiful harmonies over the top.

She offers her music for free as downloads and you can visit her website here:

http://www.ShaDoWCa7.com 

And her YouTube Channel here:

ShaDoWCa7 on YouTube

Destiny Cross - Come Unto Me COVER:




Lyrics: Come Unto Me

Hear the blessed Savior calling the oppressed,
"Oh, ye heavy-laden, come to Me and rest;
Come, no longer tarry, I your load will bear,
Bring Me every burden, bring Me every care."

CHORUS:
Come unto Me, I will give you rest;
Take My yoke upon you, hear Me and be Blessed;
I am meek and lowly, come and trust my might;
Come, My yoke is easy, and My burdens light.

Are you disappointed, wand'ring here and there,
Dragging chains of doubt and loaded down with care?
Do unholy feelings struggle in your breast?
Bring your case to Jesus --- He will give you rest.

CHORUS

Stumbling on the mountains dark with sin and shame,
Stumbling toward the pit of Hell's consuming flame;
By the pow'rs of sin deluded and oppressed,
Hear the tender Shepherd, "Come to Me and rest."

CHORUS

Have you by temptation often conquered been,
Has a sense of weakness brought distress within?
Christ will sanctify you, if you'll claim His best;
In the Holy Spirit, He will give you rest.

CHORUS

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

May God Richly Bless you! 

Jesus is LORD!

Seek Him!
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9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.




I Go To The Rock · Aaron & Jeoffrey


Hi!

It's wonderful when a  song can traverse the years and changing generations and tastes — and still speak to our hearts and souls of God's enduring love, protection, salvation and grace!

MANY years ago, Gospel singer Dottie Rambo (1934 – 2008) wrote and recorded what has become a standard gospel song:  "I Go To The Rock."

Dolly Parton And Dottie Appearing Together On The Porter Wagoner Show
Dolly Parton And Dottie Appearing Together On The Porter Wagoner Show

Wikipedia: According to some reports, Dottie composed upwards of 2,500 songs in her lifetime.

"Rambo's best-known songs include "We Shall Behold Him", "Holy Spirit Thou Art Welcome (In This Place)", "I Go to the Rock", "Sheltered in the Arms of God", "I Will Glory in the Cross", "He Looked Beyond My Fault", "Tears Will Never Stain the Streets of That City", "For What Earthly Reason", "If That Isn't Love", "To Much to Gain to Lose" and many more.

Rambo's songs have been recorded by a virtual "who's who" in the music world with her biggest songwriting cut being Whitney Houston's version of "I Go to the Rock" that appeared on the motion picture soundtrack for The Preacher's Wife. The recording garnered Rambo and Houston the 1998 GMA Dove Award for Traditional Gospel Song of the Year."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dottie_Rambo 

Elvis (with Dottie) Was Reportedly Recording An Album Of  Gospel Songs All Written By Her Before His Death
Elvis (with Dottie) Was Reportedly Recording An
Album Of  Gospel Songs All Written By Her Before His Death

 You can read a detailed biography of Rambo's life here:

http://www.dottierambo.net/bio.html 

Aaron♦Jeoffrey, a pop gospel, father and son act, gave Dottie's song a driving contemporary feel and beat in 1995.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Jeoffrey

I heard this version again recently and have found it paying in my mind since then. This morning when I woke up hearing it — and decided it was time to post it here.

The video is music only but you'll find the lyrics posted under it.

Hope it Blesses you — and speaks to your heart about God's unfailing love and support for us!


I Go To The Rock lyrics
Album: Aaron Jeoffrey

Where do I go,
When there's no body else to turn to,
Who do I talk to,
When no one wants to listen,

Who do I lean on,
When there's no foundation that's stable,
I go to the Rock,
I know He's able,
I go to the Rock,

Chorus: I go to the Rock of my Salvation,
I go to the Stone that the builders rejected,
I run to the Mountain and the Mountain stands by me,

When the earth all around me is sinking sand,
On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
When I need a Shelter, 
When I need a Friend,
I go to the Rock,

Where do I hide,
When the storms of life are threatening,
Where do I run to,
When the winds of sorrow blow,

Is there a refuge,
A refuge in the time of tribulation,
I go to the Rock.
I know, I know He's able,

(To Chorus)

When the earth all around is sinking sand,
On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
When I need a Shelter, 
When I need a Friend,

When he earth all around is sinking sand,
On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
When I need a Shelter, 
When I need a Friend,
I go to the Rock.....

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

May God Richly Bless you! 

Jesus is LORD!

Seek Him!
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9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.





Awesome Gospel Music! Touch Me Lord Jesus - Margret Allison


Video and Lyrics Below

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Hi!

So this kid from the Colorado Mountains continues to uncover wonderful Gospel music gems.

Thank you Father!

Just a moment ago I came across "Touch Me Jesus" by Margret Allison.

A Screen Capture From The Video Below: Marget Allison Performing "Touch Me Jesus"
A Screen Capture From The Video Below: Marget Allison Performing "Touch Me Jesus"
According to the Journal Of Gospel Music, Sister Allison was a pioneer in early gospel recording — and wrote and recorded a number of gospel classics — and performed with Gospel luminaries such as the Dixie Hummingbirds, Mahalia Jackson, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, Shirley Caesar, and many others.

This dear sister went on to her eternal reward in 2008 at the age of 87.


Below you'll find an embedded video of her testimony about relying on God through a health trial — and then her performance of her classic Gospel Song — "Touch Me Lord Jesus."

If you want to skip straight to the music it begins at about 2:21 — but I think her words will Bless you too!

Hope you love this video and song as much as I do!




Touch Me Lord Jesus - Margret Allison- Lyrics


Touch, Touch me Lord Jesus,

With Thy hand of mercy,

Make each throbbing heartbeat,

Feel Thy power divine,

Take my will forever,

I will doubt Thee never,

Oh, cleanse, cleanse me dear Savior,

Make me wholly Thine,



Guide, Guide Me Jehovah,

Through this veil of sorrow,

I am saved forever,

Trusting in Thy love,



Bail me through the current,

O'er the chilly Jordan,

Lead, lead dear Master,

To Thy home above,

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

May God Richly Bless you! 

Jesus is LORD!

Seek Him!
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9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.