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Musical Mondays

Welcome to another glorious week in the Lord! God I love to praise you! \o/

This weekend I had the priviledge to spend a little over four hours drive to/from a conference for the National Guard. I was able to span the radio and listen to some of the Radio stations that are dedicated to Christ, that I've not had a chance to listen to in a while. Yesterday, as I was just beginning the 2+ hour return trip my song for this week came on the radio and it immediatly drew me in, and reminded me of my time when I was deployed back in 2002.

A little back ground... while I was on active duty I often spent a lot of time in my room (since I am not into going to the NCO club, or drinking with the others in their rooms, I would frequent the PX (post exchange - or military equivilant of Wal Mart). One one such trip I picked up Michael W. Smith's DVD "Worship". I played that DVD over, and over, and over again. So much so that I actually worried about somehow wearing it out. Any way, on that DVD the song "Agnus Dei" is really moving to me. I almost always slow down or stop what I am doing to reflect on my relationship with God. The words are pretty simple...

- - alleluia, alleluia
For the lord God almighty reigns
Alleluia, alleluia
For the lord God almighty reigns
Alleluia

Holy, holy are you lord God almighty
Worthy is the lamb
Worthy is the lamb
You are holy, holy are you lord God almighty
Worthy is the lamb
Worthy is the lamb
Amen

The words may be simple, but the image and meaning behind them are quiet powerful to me. And Mr. Smith does a really good job in singing it. I am going to work on learning how to imbed the video's into my blog, so stand by for an update (I hope). But here is a link to the YouTube video.

Edited note: Ok, here is my attempt to add the video...



Verse for today:
Revelation 5:11-14, ESV
Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!” And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!” And the four living creatures said, “Amen!” and the elders fell down and worshiped.

1 comment:

BigMama said...

Another reason why I'm disappointed that the modern church has all but abandoned liturgical worship. The Agnus Dei is generally a part of the sacrament of Holy Communion, IIRC. A traditional Agnus Dei would consist of the following: "Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, grant us peace." I've always enjoyed the beauty of a traditional Agnus Dei, but I like the MWS version okay too! ;-D