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Musical Monday

On the way home from visiting with my brother, and the rest of my family, DD3 wanted to listen to "her music CD". It's a praise and worship CD that she got from either her music classes, or from VBS. I can't remember right now. I just know that she doesn't like the 1st song on the disc so we always start with track 2. 8-)

Anyway, as we were traveling down the road I could hear her singing and even clapping - to the annoyance of her two older brothers. It really warmed my heart. But it is 'killing' me now... I can't remember the song! I can hear her voice, and I can remember one line of the words... but that does not seem to be enough to find it on the WWW! Arrgh! 8-)

Anyway, this song is also on the disc, and I did hear her singing this one, it's just not my first pick:


Here I am to worship lyrics by Tim Hughes

Light of the world
You stepped down into darkness
Opened my eyes, let me see
Beauty that made this heart adore You
Hope of a life spent with You

Here I am to worship
Here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that You're my God
You're altogether lovely
Altogether worthy
Altogether wonderful to me

King of all days
Oh so highly exalted
Glorious in Heaven above
Humbly You came to the earth You created
All for love's sake became poor

I'll never know how much it cost
To see my sin upon that cross


I cannot adequately express how much joy fills my heart when I hear her little voice sing. But in a way it's bitter sweet. Both of my sons (well, more so DS2, than DS1) used to sing out loud as well, but both of them would get upset when my beloved or I would acknowledge their sining in any way. DD3 does too, but not as much. Last night when I heard her singing I kind of bopped my head to the music, singing under my breath so she would not hear me and then stop her own. She then started clapping.

This song really speaks to what Christ really did go through to achieve what we couldn't. How can we wrap our minds around the fact that He was there in the beginning. He was safe, he was protected. But He gave it up to step into time and to show the way to His very creation. The very same creation that rejected Him. I will gladly spend eternity singing praise to Him, and trying to learn just how much it did cost Him.
Verse for today:
Revelation 7:9-12, ESV
After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”

2 comments:

Susan said...

It's so funny because I have heard this song so much this past weekend. I love it. I know that it has such a strong message.

I love listening to my children sing. It does seem the older they get, the less they do.

Thanks for sharing.

Susan

BigMama said...

The bridge of this is one of my favorites. The cost of the cross is so much and we are so mindless of it so much of the time. I love this song for reminding me of the great cost that my Savior & friend paid to draw me to Him.