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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Music Minutes

I often work at night and when I can listen to music without too much disruption to the household, I enjoy a wide variety. Some nights I love my beautiful movie soundtrack CDs from Little Women, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, The Lord of the Rings I, II, and III, Master and Commander, and even Pirates of the Caribbean. Tonight though, I was enjoying a new-to-us CD by the Newsboys: Shine: The Hits.  I know they might be too "rockish" for some, but they have some of the most powerfully positive lyrics--they really touch my heart sometimes! This was the one tonight that got me and if you follow the link you can hear a portion of it after scrolling down.



Joy


You give me joy that's unspeakable and I like it, and I like it, yea
Your love for me's irresistible, I can't fight it, I can't fight it


If life is water I was dry as Tilson dirt
If it's a gamble I've already lost my shirt
If it's a journey I was dazed without a clue
I flipped a "U" back to the first love I ever knew


You give me joy that's unspeakable and I like it, and I like it, yea
Your love for me's Irresistible, I can't fight it, I can't fight it
You carried the cross, You took my shame.  I believe it, I believe it
You shine Your light of amazing grace.  I receive it, I receive it


If life's a battle the invasion is complete
If it's a rhythm I have found the perfect beat
If it's a Renaissance I've got a new birthday
The world don't give it and the world can't take it away


You give me joy that's unspeakable and I like it, and I like it, yea
Your love for me's Irresistible, I can't fight it, I can't fight it
You carried the cross, You took my shame.  I believe it, I believe it
You shine Your light of amazing grace.  I receive it, I receive it


I'm bowed and broken.  Everything's new
All that I need, You're like water to seed
And how Your love rights everything wrong
And in my weakness You're ever stronger
You're pulling me back where I belong


You give me joy that's unspeakable and I like it, and I like it, yea
Your love for me's irresistible, I can't fight it, I can't fight it
You carried the cross, You took my shame.  I believe it, I believe it
You shine Your light of amazing grace.  I receive it, I receive it




God is so good to us! I rejoice in music that lifts my spirit. God is GOOD.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

We are serious fans!!! They are such a quirky band but with such a powerful message.


And we like our music to be rocking!!!


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Email me at tennesseekelli@gmail.com if you are interested. The deadline for the current order is Monday, but we will be ordering every month from now on.

Kelli in TN

JenIG said...

i wish i was there to sing and dance with you. NB has always been my thing... "shine"


love you my beautiful friend!

HisPoiema said...

I wandered over here from Amy's blog, yours is so pretty =) And I love the Newsboys (shhh. ) I used to LOVE music period, but I rarely have it on now, because I feel like it adds to the over all noise level of the house! Which is maybe why you listen at night <g> Anyway. We use a classical model as well, and it looks like you have lots of info here! So I'm going to add you to my friends so I don't forget where you are and come back late at night when the house is quiet....

Blessings,

Jennifer

Anonymous said...

Beautiful isn't it? This music keeps me going; God is so good! Where would we be without him!!