Saturday, February 28, 2009

I'm in a Singing Mood

I think a while back I mentioned that I am a soloist. Many a song I have sung in churches over the years. I remember as a young girl, gathering around my grandpa or aunt's piano, and singing the old hymns. My grandpa didn't stand for no simple whispering singing. You were supposed to sing like you meant it! Well, the Lord gave me lungs and I can belt out a song. This week many songs have calmed my spirit. Sometimes when I can't sleep, I start with A - Amazing Grace and sing through the alphabet...B - Blessed Assurance...C - Count your Many Blessings and so on.... so, today I am sharing the words to two songs I love. In my heart and in my home, I am singing them...

My Hope Is in the Lord
Norman J. Clayton, 1903-1992
Norman J. Clayton, 1903-1992

My hope is in the Lord Who gave Himself for me
And paid the price of all my sin at Calvary.

Refrain:For me He died, For me He lives,
And everlasting life and light He freely gives.

No merit of my own His anger to suppress
My only hope is found in Jesus' righteousness.

And now for me He stands Before the Father's throne.
He shows His wounded hands and names me as His own.

His grace has planned it all, 'Tis mine but to believe,
And recognize His work of love and Christ receive.

Refrain:For me He died, For me He lives,
And everlasting life and light He freely gives.

(Stuart Hamblen) « © '60 Hamblen Music

My heart can sing when I pause to remember
A heartache here is but a stepping stone
Along a path that's winding always upward
This troubled world is not my final home

But until then my heart will go on singing
Until then with joy I'll carry on
Until the day my eyes behold that city
Until the day God calls me home

The things of earth will dim and lose their value
If we recall they're borrowed for a while
And things of earth that cause this heart to tremble
Remembered there will only bring a smile

But until then my heart will go on singing...
Until then, with joy I'll carry on
Until that day, my eyes behold my Savior
Until that day, God calls me Home.

Thank you for all the prayers. They help tremendously. Yes, I am scared. I am disappointed. But, I am hanging on to my Jesus. This is not bravery. I am not trying to be strong. This is ALL I Know.

I am going to church today and singing my little heart out! See you on Tuesday.


Kristens Creations said...

Hi Cheekay, thanks for your visit yesterday! What beautiful songs you posted, I bet you have a beautiful voice! Loved looking at all your rabbits. Stop by anytime! Kristen

Kathy said...

Faith in our God is all we have in the midst of it, isn't it? You already know that I am praying about ten hours a day. I know many, many others are too. God hears.

A Hint of Home said...

Your voice is beautiful. It was so special that you sang at my Dad's funeral.
I miss those days when we were back at V.D.B. and had your grandparents and other old timers still with us. I'll never forget your grandpa's handshake or the size of his hands.
You are in the hands of the almightly and he covers you there.

Annie said...

I also sang "Until Then" in church many times when I was a young girl. I had almost forgoten about that song. My mom loved it. We sang together. Thank you for reminding me of it.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I didn't know you sing solos! I wish I could hear you sing! The Lord hears your singing and praising and He honors this, especially in the midst of a storm.

I'm praying.


Heather said...

These are two very pretty songs. I can only imagine how you can sing them.

The Berry's Patch said...

I bet you have a beautiful voice too. The last time I tried to sing, the dogs started howling. I'm not sure that was a complement on their part. :-)

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Oh I wish I could hear you sing, that would be so wonderful! I hope you are having a good day. Keep singing it always has helped me through.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh, I'd love to hear you sing these songs. Beautiful words. I'll pray for you. laurie

sepiadreams said...

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Stacey said...

Ceekay, you are an inspiration to many. Keep your chin up and sing proudly! We are praying for you.

Connie said...

Good choices. You know I'm praying - and singing my own songs for you... "He's able, He's able, you know He's know our God is able to care for you." or "When peace like a river attends my soul...It is well, it is well with my soul....."

love ya,

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