Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Music To My Soul


I am a musical person.  That doesn't mean I have a lot of musical talent though.  I took piano lessons for a couple of years and played the flute through school for five years, but it was only through lots of practice that I was able to play songs.  I never had an ear for picking our songs on the piano or learning chords.  I can read music somewhat, thanks to those lessons of old and that is helpful in singing music.  And I LOVE to sing!

But not only do I love singing, I love listening to music. I like hip hop, rap, country, contemporary, pop, classical- so many different styles. (Styles as in musical instrument playing not genre.)  But what usually distinguishes a song as a favorite is the lyrics.

Songs have a way of saying exactly what I'm thinking, when I have no idea how to articulate it myself.  And they help boost my mood, or pump me up while running, or lead me to worship because they point me to Jesus.  Which is why the majority of my time is spent listening to Christian music.  Because believe it or not, what you listen to can affect where your thoughts go and how you feel.  And I enjoy focusing on Jesus and his sufficiency, supremacy, and strength.


We're told in Philippians 4:8 where our thoughts should be focused and music is a big part of that for me.  We will save the topics of what we read and watch for another post at another time... though if they don't fit in with that verse, maybe there are some boundaries that need to be set.

So because this post is about music to my soul, I want to share with you a song now that absolutely gets my heart beating and my soul worshiping!

The song is "Victor's Crown" by Darlene Zschech.  Here is the video, I hope you can see, and the lyrics below it.  And as a side note, my husband is a talented musical person and our son seems to have picked up this love for music we both have.  A couple of nights ago, he was fussy in the back of the car and because he is still rear facing I couldn't reach his paci, so I started playing this song and he quieted down.  I thought he had gone to sleep until the song was over and he started fussing again!  What can I say, my baby knows good music when he hears it!

Enjoy!
     


          


"Victor's Crown"

You are always fighting for us
Heaven's angels all around
My delight is found in knowing
That You wear the Victor's crown
You're my help and my defender
You're my Saviour and my friend
By Your grace I live and breathe
To worship You

At the mention of Your greatness
In Your Name I will bow down
In Your presence fear is silent
For You wear the Victor's crown
Let Your glory fill this temple
Let Your power overflow
By Your grace I live and breathe
To worship You

Hallelujah
You have overcome
You have overcome
Hallelujah
Jesus You have overcome the world

You are ever interceding
As the lost become the found
You can never be defeated
For You wear the Victor's crown
You are Jesus the Messiah
You're the Hope of all the world
By Your grace I live and breathe
To worship You

Hallelujah
You have overcome
You have overcome
Hallelujah
Jesus You have overcome the world

Every high thing must come down
Every stronghold shall be broken
You wear the Victor's crown
You overcome
You overcome
[x4]

At the cross the work was finished
You were buried in the ground
But the grave could not contain You
For You wear the Victor's crown

Hallelujah
You have overcome
You have overcome
Hallelujah
Jesus You have overcome the world

Every high thing must come down
Every stronghold shall be broken
You wear the Victor's crown
You overcome
You overcome
[x6]

Love in Christ, 

Alyson

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