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That Man is Blessed

Quite a while ago, I purchased the book The Book of Psalms for Worship. I love psalms set to music. Here is a hymn based on Psalm 1, using the tune of "I Sing the Mighty Power of God."

That man is blessed who does not walk
As wicked men advise,
Nor stand where sinners meet nor sit
Where scorners pose as wise.
Instead he is the one who makes
The Lord's law his delight,
And in that law he meditates
By day and in the night.

He's like a deeply planted tree
Beside a water stream,
Which in it season bears its fruit,
Whose leaves stay fresh and green.
In all he does he will succeed,
The wicked are not so,
But they are like the scattered chaff
Swept by the winds that blow.

The wicked therefore will not stand
When time of judgment comes,
Nor will the sinners stand among,
Assembled righteous ones.
Because the Lord the righteous loves;
The path they walk he knows.
The wicked walk a different path,
That to destruction goes


Still, My Soul Be Still

A couple of years ago, at a very difficult time in my life, a good friend who knew exactly my struggle, reminded me of this song. 

Things are changing all the time. Somtimes, the changes are good, but that doesn't mean they are easy. Change reminds us that we are not in control. This song has been on my mind recently, so I thought I would share it.

Still, my soul be still,
And do not fear 
Though winds of change may rage tomorrow.
God is at your side;
No longer dread 
The fires of unexpected sorrow 

God, You are my God;
And I will trust in You and not be shaken.
Lord of peace renew 
A steadfast spirit within me,
To rest in You alone.

Still, my soul be still. 
Do not be moved 
By lesser lights and fleeting shadows.
Hold onto His ways,
With shield of faith 
Against temptations flaming arrows.

Still, my soul be still.
Do not forsake 
The Truth you learned in the beginning.
Wait upon the Lord,
And hope will rise
As stars appear when day is dimming


Christmas Favourites

One of the things that I love about Christmas is the regular re-visiting of favourites; whether it is food, decorations, or music, we all have our favourite things. My kids have their favourite Christmas cookies and treats, and we have our favourite music.

For the rest of December, I'm going to be posting on Sunday the songs that have been my favourites over the last few years.

Today, I offer Michael Card's "The Promise," which comes the CD with the same name. Both my husband and I consider this one of our favourite recordings.

The Lord God said when time was full
He would shine His light in the darkness
He said a virgin would conceive
And give birth to the Promise
For a thousand years the dreamers dreamt
And hoped to see His love
The Promise showed their wildest dreams
Had simply not been wild enough
But the Promise showed their wildest dreams
Had simply not been wild enough


The Promise was love and the Promise was life
The Promise meant light to the world
Living proof Jehovah saves
For the name of the Promise was Jesus

The Faithful One saw time was full
And the ancient pledge was honored
So God the Son, the Incarnate One
His final Word, His own Son
Was born in Bethlehem
But came into our hearts to live
What more could God have given
Tell me what more did He have to give
What more could God have given
Tell me what more did He have to give