Soothing Guitar Music For All!

Please make yourselves comfortable and listen to these carols played by Kevin Williams and co. while you go about your daily business!

“Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.” (Ephesians 5:19)

The Music Tag

Thank you, Rosy, for nominating me for the Music Tag!!

Please check out her awesome blog and follow her!!!

Sorry for taking such a long time doing this!!

(I was nominated on October 4th.)

Rules:
Write ten songs that come on shuffle (no skipping).
Write your favorite lyric from each song.
Tag some people.

Alright, here we go!

1. Be Thou My Vision – performed by the Maranatha Singers.

I especially like the third verse!

Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise.
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always.
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart.
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.

2. Angels We Have Heard On High – performed by Fernando Ortega.

I like the third verse of this song, too!

Come to Bethlehem and see
Him Whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee
Christ the Lord, the newborn King!

Gloria In Excelsis Deo!
Gloria In Excelsis Deo!

3. The Solid Rock – performed by the Maranatha Singers.

All the verses are good, but here’s the first verse.

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
Refrain:
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.

4. Stand Up For Jesus – sung by The Celebration Choir

Verse 1:

Stand up, stand up, for Jesus,
Ye soldiers of the cross;
Lift high His royal banner,
It must not suffer loss:
From victory unto victory,
His army shall He lead,
Till every foe is vanquished,
And Christ is Lord indeed.

5. Christ Shall Have Dominion – sung by Grace Community Church (Texas)

Verse 1:

Christ shall have dominion over land and sea,
Earth’s remotest regions shall his empire be;
They that wilds inhabit shall their worship bring,
Kings shall render tribute, nations serve our King.
Refrain:
Christ shall have dominion over land and sea,
Earth’s remotest regions shall his empire be.

6. All Glory Be To Christ Our King – performed by Kings Kaleidoscope

I love all the verses, so it’s hard to choose!

Verse 1:

Should nothing of our efforts stand
No legacy survive
Unless the Lord does raise the house
In vain its builders strive.

To you who boast tomorrow’s gain
Tell me, What is your life?
A mist that vanishes at dawn.
All glory be to Christ!

[Chorus]
All glory be to Christ our king!
All glory be to Christ!
His rule and reign we’ll ever sing
All glory be to Christ!

7. Are You Washed in the Blood of the Lamb? – sung by Alan Jackson

Verse 1:

Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing power?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Are you fully trusting in His grace this hour?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Refrain:

Are you washed in the blood,
In the soul cleansing blood of the Lamb?
Are your garments spotless? Are they white as snow?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

8. God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen – sung by Libera

Verse 1:

God rest you merry, gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay
Remember, Christ, our Saviour
Was born on Christmas day
To save us all from Satan’s power
When we were gone astray
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

9. Gloria – by GLAD

Sorry if this breaks the rules, but I’d like to post all the lyrics for this song!

Wish I could crash like the waves
Turn like the autumn leaves
In effort to praise you
Wish I could smell like the forest
The fragrance lifting a mighty chorus in effort to praise you
In effort to praise you
But I’m such a limited creature
And my words can only paint so many pictures
But somewhere I think I’ve read
That I am treasured over all creation
So I know that I must try
Wish I could roll like the thunder
To leave the earth below in wonder
In effort to praise you
Wish I could fall like the summer rain
Every drop would sing your name
In effort to praise you
In effort to praise you
But I’m such a limited creature
And my words can only paint so many pictures
But somewhere I think I’ve read
That I am treasured over all creation
So I know that I must try
I must try
Gloria! Glory in the highest
Forever I will hide myself in you
Oh, Gloria! Glory in the highest
Forever I will hide myself in you
Every breath that I breathe
Every moment in my history
Is an effort to praise you
An effort to praise you
Gloria! Glory in the highest
Forever I will hide myself in you
Oh, Gloria! Glory in the highest
Forever I will hide myself in you
Gloria! Glory in the highest
Forever I will hide myself in you
Oh, Gloria! Glory in excelsis Deo
Gloria, Gloria!

10. Creation Song – by Fernando Ortega

Verse 2:

He made the moon for its season,
The sun knows it setting.
He looks at the Earth and it trembles,
He touches the mountains
and they smoke,

I will sing to the Lord all my life,
I will sing praises to my God –
As long as I live,
Praises to the Lord, oh my soul.

Singing glory, hallelujah!
Glory to our God!
All praises and honor forever.

I will tag…

Lydia Potter

Hattush

Elisha

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Thank you, Rosy, for this opportunity to share my favorites!

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Chestnuts Roasting on an “Open Fire!”

roasting-chestnuts

“March!” says General Egrald Ranzenbarzom to his thirty-six soldiers as they marched near some woods. “There’d be no time for resting ’til we get to the middle of the woods!”

Twenty minutes later, the tired soldiers are resting in an open area in the center of the woods where there are many fallen logs to sit on.

And upon one of the logs sits a rather skinny man, spacing out as he stares at the rising flames of the campfire.

“Alright, men!” yells the general, “We mustn’t waste our time here just resting! Gather up your guns! Practice your aiming skills by using those yonder trees as targets!”

Many shouts of “Roger!” and “Yes, sir!” ring from the soldiers, except for one.

“Uh, cap’n?” says the skinny man.

“What is it now? Got a headache again? Or is it a boo-boo on your finger this time? And stop calling me ‘captain’!”

“Ma’ legs be a’hurtin’ and ma’ arms are aching from the long march from Belgium to Switzerland. Let me rest for awhile, pretty please?”

“Well, er, alright, but don’t expect me to increase your salary,” says General Ranzenbarzom. “And how many times do I have to tell you that we are in Bohemia now, not Switzerland, huh, descendant of pirates?!”

For the skinny man is the descendant of the 17th century dunderhead of a pirate captain, Rascal Numbskull.

“Tango yankee, kimosabe!” says Sergeant Dulloaf Numbskull. “Then I’d be a’roastin’ these here chestnuts for an itty-bitty snack!”

“Well, fine!” says the general, then facing his men, guns at the ready, he orders, “Get ready for action my men! On the count of three, fire at my command!”

Numbskull stabs some chestnuts on some sharp sticks.

Says the general, “One… two… three…”

Sings the sergeant, “Chestnuts roasting on an…”

“OPEN FIRE!!!”

‘Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring’

Marvelous! This is a beautiful hymn.
Request your favorite Christmas carols at Lee Duigon’s blog! The contest ends the day after Christmas!

Lee Duigon

I’m surprised no one has asked for this hymn yet–one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written–Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, by Johann Sebastian Bach. Sung here by Celtic Woman. Most often heard around Christmas-time, this is good for every day of the year. Hard to imagine mortal, sinful human beings creating anything this beautiful: but then we are made in His image.

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By Request, ‘Angels We Have Heard on High’

This is from Mr. Duigon’s blog. It’s Christmas Contest time, so go to Lee Duigon’s blog and request a favorite Christmas carol of yours! The winner gets an autographed copy of one of Lee Duigon’s books!

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I’ve tried to program this wonderful hymn to be posted tomorrow, while we’re out scrambling around to buy a Christmas tree and Christmas dinner before we get the torrential rains that are in the forecast for the next day.

Requested by Phoebe, the Christendom College Choir with Angels We Have Heard on High. I think you’ll be glad if you turn up the volume!

Oops. If I’ve done this right, “tomorrow” is “today.”

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