He Keeps Me Singing

by Luther B Bridgers

There’s within my heart a melody;
Jesus whispers sweet and low,
“Fear not, I am with thee, peace, be still,”
In all of life’s ebb and flow.

[Jesus, Jesus, Jesus,
Sweetest Name I know,
Fills my ev’ry longing,
Keeps me singing as I go.]

All my life was wrecked by sin and strife,
Discord filled my heart with pain,
Jesus wept across the broken strings,
Stirred the slumb’ring chords again.

Feasting on the riches of His grace,
Resting ‘neath His shelt’ring wing,
Always looking on His smiling face,
That is why I shout and sing.

Tho’ sometimes He leads thro’ waters deep,
Trials fall across the way;
Tho’ sometimes the path seems rough and steep,
See His footprints all the way.

Soon He’s coming back to welcome me
Far beyond the starry sky;
I shall wing my flight to worlds unknown,
I shall reign with Him on high.

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus,
Sweetest Name I know,
Fills my ev’ry longing,
Keeps me singing as I go.

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Psalm 40:3

He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the LORD.”

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The Story:

This song is written by Luther B Bridgers, 1884-1948. He met and married his wife, Sarah Vetch, in 1903. They had 3 sons and while he was preaching a revival about 7 years later, she and the boys stayed at her parents’ house. Luther got a call late that night that there was a fire and his wife and sons were all killed.  Out of the grief and tragedy, he wrote the lyrics and melody for this song.

For whatever reason, the song was playing on repeat in my mind tonight. Though our hearts make poor instruments, the Master Musician can make sweet music from the broken strings and even repair them. That healing love is wonderful.

Source: The Gaffney Ledger. http://www.gaffneyledger.com/news/2008-03-28/columns/045.html

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Photos and Words

I have a little book that I write various quotes/Scripture/songs/poems and such in. It’s pretty fun, and I thought, why not share them with others by inlaying them on photos I’ve taken over the years? So here are a couple I made early this morning. They’re on Pinterest, so if you click on the image, you will be taken to my board and able to repin it. Enjoy 🙂

(ok, this next one’s not my photo)

I’ll try to get some more on here soon. It’s pretty fun!

Lyrics, “The Show” – Lenka

I just really like this song right now, and the video’s adorable.

 
I’m just a little bit caught in the middle
Life is a maze and love is a riddle
I don’t know where to go
I can’t do it alone I’ve tried
And I don’t know why
 
Slow it down
Make it stop–
Or else my heart is going to pop
‘Cause it’s too much
Yeah, it’s a lot
To be something I’m not
 
I’m a fool
Out of love
‘Cause I just can’t get enough
 
I’m just a little bit caught in the middle
Life is a maze and love is a riddle
I don’t know where to go
I can’t do it alone I’ve tried
And I don’t know why
 
I am just a little girl lost in the moment
I’m so scared but I don’t show it
I can’t figure it out
It’s bringing me down I know
I’ve got to let it go
And just enjoy the show

The sun is hot
In the sky
Just like a giant spotlight
The people follow the signs
And synchronize in time
It’s a joke
Nobody knows
They’ve got a ticket to that show
Yeah

I’m just a little bit caught in the middle
Life is a maze and love is a riddle
I don’t know where to go, can’t do it alone I’ve tried
And I don’t know why

I am just a little girl lost in the moment
I’m so scared but I don’t show it
I can’t figure it out
It’s bringing me down I know
I’ve got to let it go
And just enjoy the show oh oh oh

Just enjoy the show oh oh oh

I’m just a little bit caught in the middle
Life is a maze and love is a riddle
I don’t know where to go I can’t do it alone I’ve tried
And I don’t know why

I am just a little girl lost in the moment
I’m so scared but I don’t show it
I can’t figure it out
It’s bringing me down I know
I’ve got to let it go
And just enjoy the show oh oh oh

Just enjoy the show

dum de dum
dudum de dum

Just enjoy the show

dum de dum
dudum de dum

Just enjoy the show

I want my money back
I want my money back
I want my money back

Just enjoy the show

I want my money back
I want my money back
I want my money back

Just enjoy the show

Lyrics, “Love Song for a Savior” – Jars of Clay

In open fields of wild flowers,
She breathes the air and flies away
She thanks her Jesus for the daisies and the roses
In no simple language
Someday she’ll understand the meaning of it all
He’s more than the laughter or the stars in the heavens
As close a heartbeat or a song on her lips
Someday she’ll trust Him and learn how to see Him
Someday He’ll call her and she will come running
and fall in His arms and the tears will fall down and she’ll pray,

“I want to fall in love with You”

Sitting silent wearing Sunday best
The sermon echoes through the walls
A great salvation through it calls to the people
Who stare into nowhere, and can’t feel the chains on their souls

He’s more than the laughter or the stars in the heavens
As close a heartbeat or a song on our lips
Someday we’ll trust Him and learn how to see Him
Someday He’ll call us and we will come running
And fall in His arms and the tears will fall down and we’ll pray,

“I want to fall in love with You”

It seems too easy to call you “Savior”,
Not close enough to call you “God”
So as I sit and think of words I can mention
To show my devotion

“I want to fall in love with You”

“My heart beats for You”
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I’ve been sitting silent and waiting for God to speak to me, and I revive my heart.  I love that He uses all sorts of things and that this song is my sentiment in words and music.

Lyrics: “Love, Where Is Your Fire?” – Brooke Fraser

Love, where is your fire? I’ve been sitting here smoking away
Making signals with sticks and odd ends and bits, still there’s no sign of a flame
Imposters have been passing, offering a good-feeling glow
But I’m holding out for what you are about – an inferno that burns to the bone
Some urge me to be temperate, lukewarm will never do

[CHORUS]
‘Cause I, I wanna (know I’ll) blaze with you
So I’m holding my heart out to you
Holding my heart out

So I stand, handing out torches
speaking words that are lamps to their feet
‘Til the time when you come an I’m whole and we are one and the fire in me is complete
Some tell me to be moderate but lukewarm will never do

[CHORUS]

[BRIDGE]
Then a doubt comes to lie at the back of my mind
That I’ll offer you me and you’ll politely decline (politely decline)
So I hasten to mute it, I’ll shout and rebuke it – “away!”

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I’ve listened to this song many times, but this morning it just spoke truth to my heart. I love the ways God chooses to illuminate.

Lyrics: “Break My Fall” – Lanae’ Hale

I was just listening to this song this morning and thought I’d share the beautiful lyrics with you.  Enjoy!

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Seems simple enough
When everyone is gone
And the halls are empty
And my song remains unsung

Take a second to breathe
Hope for change, a breakthrough
Begin to pray for relief
From lies that silence the truth

chorus
Would You break my fall
Even though I don’t deserve it at all
Would You call my name
And heal the wounds of lonely days
When lost love mocks the heart and stains the soul
Makes it hard
Could you make these pieces into something beautiful?
I wanna be… beautiful

In the midst of it all
Try to regain composure
By first confessing this fall
That proves my need for a savior

Words and Music by Lanae’ Hale
©2009 Centricity Music Publishing/ASCAP