Becky Lang - Psalm 27


Photo: Praising God In The Sunset - By JFXie - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:O_Praise_Him.jpg


Hi!

I first heard this song a few years ago and liked it then.

Today I heard it again for the first time in a while — and wow did it speak to me.

Psalm 27 is sung sweetly and gently by Christian singer Becky Lang — and her website's "about" page reveals the story about how this song came together:

"I have been a worship leader for about ten years now, half of which has been at Hilltop Campus Church in Peoria, Illinois. It was actually in preparation for a worship service that my song, Psalm 27, was birthed. I felt stuck while going through my song books so I asked the Lord what He wanted us to sing that night. I then opened my Bible to Psalm 27 (one of my favorite chapters) and out flowed the song in about three minutes' time. 
 
I strongly feel that the Lord led me to this passage to give a word that the people of this generation so desperately need to have written on their hearts. Where is our confidence in these times when many hearts will fail out of fear? This song is a declaration of faith that we can be completely confident that we will one day see the beauty of the Lord. My hope and prayer is that the Lord would strengthen your hearts and deepen your confidence in Him as you worship with this song.

Blessings and Love,

Becky Lang

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The lyrics are provided below the video.

As always I pray this beautiful praise song will Bless you and lead you to our Merciful Father's Love!





Psalm 27 - Lyrics

The Lord is my Light,
The Lord is my Light and my Salvation,
Whom shall I fear,

The Strength of my life,
The Strength in my life,
Of whom shall I be afraid,

In this I will be comforted,
In my Life I look high and see the beauty of the Lord,

One thing,
Only one thing,
Only one thing Jesus,
You're the one thing that I seek,

Beautiful,
Wonderful,
Glorious are you Jesus!

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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.





Worship Music: Big Daddy Weave - Overwhelmed


Photo Of The Saints Cyril and Methodius Chapel - Molič Mountain Pasture - Kamnik-Savinja Alps, Slovenia With Psalm 100:1-5

Photo Of The Saints Cyril and Methodius Chapel - Molič Mountain Pasture - Kamnik-Savinja Alps, Slovenia
With Psalm 100:1-5

Hi!

My search for great Christian / Gospel Music goes on.

Thankfully of late it seems like I've been finding a lot of really beautiful music to post here.

I much prefer Christian Music that is praise and worship and speaks of God's wonderful nature — and Big Daddy Weave certainly nails that with their song Overwhelmed.

You'll find a video of it below with just lyrics you can follow along to — or if you'd prefer I included them under the video as well.

It's a beautiful praise song and I pray it will Bless you and speak to your heart about God's magnificence and Love!





"Overwhelmed"

I see the work of Your Hands,
Galaxies spin in a Heavenly dance,
Oh, God, All that You are is so overwhelming!

I hear the sound of Your Voice,
All at once it's a gentle and thundering noise,
Oh, God, All that You are is so overwhelming!

I delight myself in You,
Captivated by Your beauty,
I'm overwhelmed,
I'm overwhelmed by You!

God, I run into Your arms,
Unashamed because of mercy,
I'm overwhelmed,
I'm overwhelmed by You!

I know the power of Your Cross,
Forgiven and free forever — You'll be my God,
And all that You've done is so overwhelming!

I delight myself in You,
In the Glory of Your Presence,
I'm overwhelmed,
I'm overwhelmed by You!

God, I run into Your arms,
Unashamed because of mercy,
I'm overwhelmed,
I'm overwhelmed by You!

You are Beautiful,
You are Beautiful,
Oh God, there is no one more Beautiful!

You are Beautiful, God you are the most Beautiful

You are Wonderful, You are Wonderful,
Oh, God, There is no one more Wonderful!
You are Wonderful,
God You are the most Wonderful!

You are Glorious, You are Glorious,
Oh, God, There is no one more Glorious!

You are Glorious, God you are the most Glorious!

I delight myself in you,
In the Glory of your Presence,
I'm overwhelmed,
I'm overwhelmed by you!

God, I run into your arms,
Unashamed because of mercy,
I'm overwhelmed,
I'm overwhelmed by you!

I'm overwhelmed,
I'm overwhelmed by you!

There is no one more beautiful!

God, you are the most beautiful!

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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 Praise Music: Shane & Shane - Psalm 46


Romans 14:10b-12 - For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God; 11 for it is written,  “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me,     and every tongue shall confess[b] to God.”  12 So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.

Hi!

So — wow — sometimes the flood-gates open wide and pour out upon us.

I'd been felling like I wasn't hearing music that really spoke deeply to my heart — and also my tastes.

But today I've found a few — and a praise song by Shane and Shane REALLY hit the mark!

It is sung, arranged and played VERY powerfully and is based off of Psalm 46.

I urge you to give it a listen and let it's message pour into your heart and soul!

You'll find the lyrics below.





 Shane & Shane - Psalm 46 - Lyrics

O come, behold the works of God.
The nations at His feet,
He breaks the bow and bends the spear,
And tells the wars to cease,

O Mighty One of Israel,
You are on our side,
We walk by faith in God who burns the chariots with fire,

Lord of Hosts, You're with us,
With us in the fire,
With us as a shelter,
With us in the storm,


You will lead us,
Through the fiercest battle,
Oh, where else would we go,
But with the Lord of Hosts,


Oh, God of Jacob, fierce and great,
You lift Your voice to speak,
The earth it bows and all,
The mountains move into the sea,

Oh Lord, You know the hearts of men
And still you let them live,
Oh God, who makes the mountains melt,
Come wrestle us and win,
Oh God who makes the mountains melt,
Come wrestle us and win.

Lord of Hosts, You're with us,
With us in the fire,
With us as a shelter,
With us in the storm.

You will lead us.
Through the fiercest battle,
Oh, where else would we go,
But with the Lord of Hosts,

Though oceans roar, You are the Lord of all,
The one who calms the wind and waves and makes my heart be still,
Though the earth gives way, the mountains move into the sea,
The nations rage, I know my God is in control,

Though oceans roar, You are the Lord of all,
The one who calms the wind and waves and makes my heart be still,
Though the earth gives way, the mountains move into the sea,
The nations rage, I know my God is in control,

Lord of Hosts, You're with us,
With us in the fire,
With us as a shelter,
With us in the storm,


You will lead us,
Through the fiercest battle,
Oh, where else would we go,
But with the Lord of Hosts,


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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 Love You Lord/ We Exalt Thee - Worship Medley - Jared Reynolds


Hebrews 12:28-29 - Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe....

Hi!

I was going through drafts I have waiting in the cue for this blog — but none of the music was really striking my ear.

So I decided to take a break and sign into YouTube.

Right at the top of of my YT "recommendations" was a video from Jared Reynolds singing a Gospel Medley of I Love You Lord/ We Exalt Thee.

A Screen Capture From The Video Below: Jared Reynolds Singing A Worship Medley
A Screen Capture From The Video Below: Jared Reynolds Singing A Worship Medley

Jared is clearly a very masterful pianist and singer and is using his talents for the Lord!

I love his medley and passion — and pray it will Bless you and lead you to God's Mercy and His unfailing LOVE — or if you already know God — bring you His Comfort, Blessings and Strength as you continue your walk with Him!




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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.








Pressing On! Alicia Keys


Philippians 3:14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.


Hi!

I have LOVED Bob Dylan's version of his song "Pressing On" since I first heard it WAY back when.

I've been wanting to post it here — but Dylan and his reps have been very good at keeping tight control over what music of his is found on the internet — and while I'm not faulting him for that — it just makes sharing his amazing music from his "Christian" days a little more difficult.  (A note on Dylan's faith below the video)

In the last year or so I've seen a 2013 documentary a few times about the Muscle Shoals recording scene — that has produced so much GREAT music — from Aretha Franklin to the Rolling Stones, Wilson Pickett to Candi Staton (who later went on to a Gospel career), from Bob Seger to Etta James — and on and on and on!

(Here's a link to a Top 20 List someone put together — of all the songs recorded there:
http://www.al.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2016/12/the_20_best_songs_ever_recorde.html  )

At the end of that documentary — they include Alicia Keys performing a very beautiful version of Dylan's "Pressing On" which I've embedded below.

It starts just with piano and Keys' singing — and adds in a band backing her — and eventually a full choir helping belt out the message!

It's really is WUNNERFUL!

: )

Check it out and let God speak to your spirit about His love and Grace!





Pressing On - Lyrics

2x Well, I'm pressing on,
Yeah, I'm pressing on,
And I'm pressing on,
To the higher calling of my Lord,

Shake the dust off of your feet,
Don't look back,
Nothing gonna hold you down,
There's nothing that you lack,
Temptation's not an easy thing,
Adam gave the devil reigns,
Because he sinned I got no choice,
It runs in my veins,

And I gotta keep Pressing on (chorus as above)

Probably due to time restraints for the documentary — Keys leaves out one verse which I love:

Many try to stop me, 
Shake me up in my mind,
Say, "Prove to me that He is Lord, 
Show me a sign."
What kind of sign they need when it all come from within,
When what's lost has been found, what's to come has already been?


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I have searched the internet looking for answers to what Bob Dylan believes — whether or not he is still a Christian after his very public conversion and three Gospel albums in the late 1970's / early 1980's — and I cannot find anything definitive.

For some reason he has gone almost completely silent on revealing what he believes (at least publicly) - and his songs don't have any overt references to a particular faith since Infidels — which he recorded in 1983 and still hinted at matters of faith.

But I can say — after personally pouring over his Gospel music from that time period — it was written by a person who understood fully what it meant to be a Christian.

The lyrics hold up under Biblical scrutiny and remain a deep and personal testimony to someone writing about their faith — and all it's spiritual triumphs and human trials.

While I am saddened by Dylan's silence — I believe that the Spirit in his music will still speak to people — and it will remain a testament to one man's real conversion and faith.

I pray someday we'll see Dylan in heaven — and meet all the people who we touched and inspired by his beautiful Gospel music.

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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.