Share A Song Monday

At church yesterday, we sung Beautiful The Blood, by Steve Fee. This is one of those songs which brings to mind a precious memory. This song takes me back a couple years to my first mission trip to the Dominican Republic (DR). Whenever I hear this song, I am reminded of a specific moment from that trip. I picture myself again sitting on our mission team bus and looking out the window as it crosses over this bridge.

Our team was heading home after a week of serving the Dominican people and Beautiful The Blood started to play through my headphones.

“I never knew death could be so sweet
I never knew surrender could feel so free
I’ve never seen such meekness in majesty
That the blood of Jesus was bled for me”

As I sat listening to this song and staring out the window, I felt a single tear fall silently onto my cheek. It would be the first of many in the weeks to come as I processed everything I had seen and done.

So, for this edition of Share A Song Monday…

Now, it’s your turn! In the comments section of this post, leave a link to a song you have been enjoying lately. If you have a story for why the song is special, please share, I would love to hear it. My reasoning behind sharing songs here is similar to the Give A Penny Take A Penny concept. You leave a song…and someone else comes along and picks it up. It might be that one treasure that makes another heart dance today.

Thanks!

12 thoughts on “Share A Song Monday

  1. My daily walk in His grace!

    Hi Eileen
    Its amazing how one song can generate such strong emotions. Its one of the reasons I love Christan music so much
    God bless
    Tracy

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  2. Kandi

    I recently discovered the song Cry Holy by Sonic Flood, unfortuntately I can't find a video for it :(.

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  3. Eileen

    Tracy, songs stick with us, don't they?

    Lisa, Great Psalm and, once again, you picked a song I had not heard before.Thanks for sharing it.

    Kandi, I will need to look it up on itunes and listen to it. Thanks!

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  4. Jenifer

    This is one of my favorite songs of all time and one I listen to several times every single day. Right now it is what I need. It says:

    God I look to You
    I won't be overwhelmed
    Give me vision
    to see things like You do

    God I look to You
    You're where my help comes from
    Give me wisdom
    You know just what to do

    I have so much going on that this song brings me comfort. I don't have to be overwhelmed. God is there I just have to look to Him

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWasM-Wj3Xo

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  5. Phather Phil Malmstrom

    Isn't it amazing Eileen, how music can act as a bookmark in our lives? I have a number of songs that every time I hear them take me back to a specific place and time… Such powerful influence.

    The last week or so I've had a Newsboys groove going on, so I'll pick a song from the concert Jonathan and I attended back in April…

    http://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=KLDYG7NX

    Have a Blessed Day!

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  6. mikegothard

    Savior Please, Josh Wilson

    Savior, please take my hand.
    I work so hard, I live so fast.
    This life begins, and then it ends
    And I do the best that I can
    But I don't know how long I'll last.

    I try to be so tough
    But I'm just not strong enough.
    I can't do this alone,
    God I need You to hold onto me.
    I try to be good enough
    But I'm nothing without Your love.
    Savior, please, keep saving me.

    Savior please, help me stand.
    I fall so hard, I fade so fast.
    Will You begin right where I end
    And be the God of all I am
    Because You're all that I have?

    Cowboy in the Jungle, Jimmy Buffett

    Alone on a midnight passage
    I can count the falling stars
    While the Southern Cross and the satellites
    They remind me of where we are
    Spinning around in circles
    Living it day to day
    And still twenty four hours may be sixty good years
    It's still not that long a stay.

    We've gotta roll with the punches
    Learn to play all of our hunches
    Makin' the best of whatever comes your way
    Forget that blind ambition
    And learn to trust your intuition
    Plowin' straight ahead come what may
    And there's a cowboy in the jungle

    Fallen, Sarah McLachlan

    Heaven bend to take my hand
    And lead me through the fire
    Be the long awaited answer
    To a long and painful fight

    Truth be told I've tried my best
    But somewhere along the way
    I got caught up in all there was to offer
    And the cost was so much more than I could bear

    Though I've tried, I've fallen…
    I have sunk so low
    I messed up
    Better I should know
    So don't come round here
    And tell me I told you so…

    We all begin with good intent
    Love was raw and young
    We believed that we could change ourselves
    The past could be undone
    But we carry on our backs the burden
    Time always reveals
    In the lonely light of morning
    In the wound that would not heal
    It's the bitter taste of losing everything
    That I've held so dear.

    I've fallen…
    I have sunk so low
    I messed up
    Better I should know
    So don't come round here
    And tell me I told you so…

    Heaven bend to take my hand
    Nowhere left to turn
    I'm lost to those I thought were friends
    To everyone I know
    Oh they turn their heads embarassed
    Pretend that they don't see
    But it's one missed step
    One slip before you know it
    And there doesn't seem a way to be redeemed

    And Can It Be, Charles Wesley

    And can it be that I should gain
    An interest in the Savior’s blood?
    Died He for me, who caused His pain—
    For me, who Him to death pursued?
    Amazing love! How can it be,
    That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?
    Amazing love! How can it be,
    That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

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  7. Eileen

    Great songs, Mike
    Savior Please, one of my favorites.

    Fallen, some of the most amazing lyrics. She sings like an angel too.

    And Can It Be…just listened to that again on Youtube. I don't think I have heard that song since I was kid. I had forgotten all about that song!

    Jimmy Buffett, can't go wrong with a little Jimmy Buffett mixed in 🙂

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