Friday, August 27, 2010

Francesca Battistelli - Beautiful {with lyrics}

I wake up to music from the Contemporary Christian radio station where I used to work, and this morning I heard this lovely song. She won the Female Vocalist of the Year at the Dove Awards.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Humility and Speech

These are some scripture verses that I have received in the mail. I have been saving them, and thought I would share them with you.

Bible and Roses

Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.
Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye
may know how ye ought to answer every man.
-- Colossians 4:5-6

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble
themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked
ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and
will heal their land.
-- 2 Chronicles 7:14

A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till
Proverbs 29:11, King James Version

Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind
without rain.
Proverbs 25:14, King James Version

By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and
Proverbs 22:4, King James Version

He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of
understanding is of an excellent spirit.
Proverbs 17:27, King James Version

Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD:
though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.
Proverbs 16:5, King James Version

Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to
divide the spoil with the proud.
Proverbs 16:19, King James Version

The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before
honour is humility.
Proverbs 15:33, King James Version

The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of
fools poureth out foolishness.
Proverbs 15:2, King James Version

He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth
wide his lips shall have destruction.
Proverbs 13:3, King James Version

The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the
just shall come out of trouble.
Proverbs 12:13, King James Version

In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that
refraineth his lips is wise.
Proverbs 10:19, King James Version

But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for
whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
Matthew 5:37, King James Version

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift
you up.
James 4:10, King James Version

Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My
brethren, these things ought not so to be. Doth a fountain send
forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?
James 3:10-11, King James Version

If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his
tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is
James 1:26, King James Version

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Word Filled Wednesday

Little lamb, who made thee?

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a
good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
-- Philippians 1:6

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Then Sings My Soul Saturday - The Righteous

I have been wanting to share this little song with you, and finally have it ready. I wrote the music to a few scripture verses. A music minister once told me he thought it would be beautiful in three parts.

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The Righteous

Psalm 1:3, Psalm 92:12, Psalm 61:3

The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree.
He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water
and He shall bring forth his fruit in due season.
His leaf also shall not wither
and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper
That they might be called trees of righteousness
the planting of the Lord
that He might be glorified.

©2010 Music by Cathy L. Simpson Gladsongs

I can't believe I sang this one, as I certainly am not a soprano.

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Sweet Psalmist of Israel

2 Samuel 23:1
The sweet psalmist of Israel.

Among all the saints whose lives are recorded in Holy Writ, David possesses an experience of the most striking, varied, and instructive character. In his history we meet with trials and temptations not to be discovered, as a whole, in other saints of ancient times, and hence he is all the more suggestive a type of our Lord. David knew the trials of all ranks and conditions of men. Kings have their troubles, and David wore a crown: the peasant has his cares, and David handled a shepherd's crook: the wanderer has many hardships, and David abode in the caves of Engedi: the captain has his difficulties, and David found the sons of Zeruiah too hard for him. The psalmist was also tried in his friends, his counsellor Ahithophel forsook him, "He that eateth bread with me, hath lifted up his heel against me." His worst foes were they of his own household: his children were his greatest affliction. The temptations of poverty and wealth, of honour and reproach, of health and weakness, all tried their power upon him. He had temptations from without to disturb his peace, and from within to mar his joy. David no sooner escaped from one trial than he fell into another; no sooner emerged from one season of despondency and alarm, than he was again brought into the lowest depths, and all God's waves and billows rolled over him. It is probably from this cause that David's psalms are so universally the delight of experienced Christians. Whatever our frame of mind, whether ecstasy or depression, David has exactly described our emotions. He was an able master of the human heart, because he had been tutored in the best of all schools-the school of heart-felt, personal experience. As we are instructed in the same school, as we grow matured in grace and in years, we increasingly appreciate David's psalms, and find them to be "green pastures." My soul, let David's experience cheer and counsel thee this day.

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Word Filled Wednesday

Red Poppies Growing in a Grassy Field

Psalm 103:15
As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir - 'Lux Aurumque'

I found this video on Twitter.

I found the lyrics here.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Psalm 23

I wrote this music to Psalm 23.

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Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
he leadeth me beside still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
he leadeth me in paths of righteousness
for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil:
for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me
in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil;
my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life;
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

©2010 Music by Cathy L. Simpson Gladsongs

Really this music is not perfect enough for me. But I did make it through it. :)

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Word Filled Wednesday

Philippians 2:15 In the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.

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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Communion Hymn

The Last Supper c.1498 (pre-restoration) by Leonardo da vinci

I saw this video posted by a friend on Facebook. I am just going to post the link, because I think the video is better there, and the words are also shown. I really like this musician, Stuart Townend, and I saw more pretty music by him on You-Tube.

Communion Hymn

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Word Filled Wednesday

If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are
above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your
affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Light of the Lamb

Revelation 21:23
The Lamb is the light thereof.

Quietly contemplate the Lamb as the light of heaven. Light in Scripture is the emblem of joy. The joy of the saints in heaven is comprised in this: Jesus chose us, loved us, bought us, cleansed us, robed us, kept us, glorified us: we are here entirely through the Lord Jesus. Each one of these thoughts shall be to them like a cluster of the grapes of Eshcol. Light is also the cause of beauty. Nought of beauty is left when light is gone. Without light no radiance flashes from the sapphire, no peaceful ray proceedeth from the pearl; and thus all the beauty of the saints above comes from Jesus. As planets, they reflect the light of the Sun of Righteousness; they live as beams proceeding from the central orb. If He withdrew, they must die; if His glory were veiled, their glory must expire. Light is also the emblem of knowledge. In heaven our knowledge will be perfect, but the Lord Jesus Himself will be the fountain of it. Dark providences, never understood before, will then be clearly seen, and all that puzzles us now will become plain to us in the light of the Lamb. Oh! what unfoldings there will be and what glorifying of the God of love! Light also means manifestation. Light manifests. In this world it doth not yet appear what we shall be. God's people are a hidden people, but when Christ receives His people into heaven, He will touch them with the wand of His own love, and change them into the image of His manifested glory. They were poor and wretched, but what a transformation! They were stained with sin, but one touch of His finger, and they are bright as the sun, and clear as crystal. Oh! what a manifestation! All this proceeds from the exalted Lamb. Whatever there may be of effulgent splendour, Jesus shall be the centre and soul of it all. Oh! to be present and to see Him in His own light, the King of kings, and Lord of lords!

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon