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My Mother Gentle Love – YouTube Ron Hamilton Song

I know this is a few days early but I thought you might enjoy this sweet song all week!

My Mother’s Gentle Love by Ron Hamilton

You may purchase this song and others on Ron Hamilton’s album, Cherish the Moment. (Another wonderful song for Mothers and Fathers too.)

Cherish The Moment by Ron Hamilton

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“Strength and honor are her clothing, and she shall rejoice in time to come.

She openeth her mouth with wisdom;” and her tongue is the law of kindness,

She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth.”

Proverbs 31:25-28 (KJV)

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I taught this sweet Ron Hamilton song to my class of preschoolers and had them each sing the song on a cassette tape for Mother’s Day. I was delighted to see a group of children singing the same song on YouTube. This is for all Mothers!

Happy Mothers Day,

Kathy

 

Singing on the Porch After the Dishes are Done. Katherine Purdy

 

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The dishes finally washed and the last plate put away;

Many choruses are sung as we cleaned the kitchen that day.

One after another, chorus followed chorus,

We were just warming up for singing on the porch.

 

As we walked through the kitchen into the living room,

I stopped at my piano to pick up Great Hymns of the Faith.

We sat on the swing together; singing all the while;

Wonderful hymns of Jesus redemption and His worthiness.

 

Crown Him with Many Crowns, O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing,

One Day He’s Coming, oh, glorious day; to Stand Up for Jesus,

Face to Face and Saved by Grace; and every song between.

I miss those days with Mama; when we sat on the porch to sing!

Katherine H. Purdy

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My Tribute

I have been planning to have a different song and verse from scripture about the Love of God and then I saw a video of this gentleman playing on facebook and it blew me away.  His name is Hugh Waddy. I went to the facebook page of the Church who posted the video.

(Of course, you know I had to sing along!)

You may want to check it out as well.  This is what I learned from one of the posts.

There are more videos! check out the link: https://www.facebook.com/JacksonFirstBaptistChurch/… was Mr. Hugh Waddy, a concert pianist that has played at places such as Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. He did a concert here at the church this past Saturday night and it was truly amazing. If you are interested in a DVD of the entire concert, send an e-mail to jay@jacksonfbc.com.

(This youtube was Published on May 25, 2016
Hugh Waddy Fayetteville, GA plays “My Tribute” at Bethany UMC church, Fayette County Georgia. Recorded by Ardon Smith.)

I hope you are as blessed as I am by Mr. Waddy’s music. We are never too old to serve Him with all our heart.  Thank you, Mr. Waddy for blessing us!

Wait until you hear him playing How Great Thou Art!

His Eye is on the Sparrow

“Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows”
Matthew 10:31

Only A Little Sparrow

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I’m only a little sparrow,
A bird of low degree;
My life is of little value,
But the dear Lord cares for me.

I know there are many sparrows –
All over the world they are found;
But our Heavenly Father knoweth
When one of us falls to the ground.

Tho’ small, we are not forgotten;
Tho’ weak, we are never afraid;
For we know that the dear Lord keepeth
The life of the creatures He made.

I just fold my wings at nightfall,
Wherever I happen to be;
For the Father is always watching,
And no harm can happen to me.

I am only a little sparrow,
A bird of low degree;
But I know that the Father loves me;
Doest thou know His love for thee?

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“Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?”

Luke 12:6

No one sings His Eye is on the Sparrow like Ethel Waters! Whenever I think of this old song, I hear her voice. Even though I have heard wonderful soloists with their own rendition and I this is one of my favorite solos. When she sings this song at the Billy Graham Crusade in 1975, she sings from her heart. Cold, hardened, timid, fearful and arrogant hearts are softened as the Holy Spirit speaks through her. Souls turn to the Lord when they understand that He loves, He cares, He provides for a sinner like me.

“His eye is on the sparrow and I know He cares for me.”

His Eye is on the Sparrow

What Manner of Man Is This?

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For centuries prophets foretold the Birth of Jesus Christ, the Messiah. We are entering the season when we focus on Him and marvel at the fulfillment of the prophecies and all that He is – especially that He came for you and me to bear the penalty of our sin. Just think, The God who created the world loves you! 

In my devotions I have been dwelling on who He is. Through December, I will be sharing His attributes and fulfillment of Scripture. Having said this. I am sharing this song on YouTube video today which marvels on all that He is. I hope it blesses you as it has blessed me. This is a Ben Everson song beautifully sung by Amber Foster.

He is Jesus, King of creation!
He is Jesus, Lord of all nations!
Bound up in humanness, needing food and sleep and rest.
Fully man, yet wholly God!
What manner of man is this?
What Manner of Man Is This?

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Giving Thanks

 

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My friend, Mary Logwood shared this beautiful music on Facebook. I was delighted to see that there are many Thankful songs at this site on YouTube. It certainly reminded me of all that I have to be thankful for. Thank you, Christopher Phillips for posting your beautiful piano music on YouTube. Thank you, Lord!

Tuesday Tunes ~ Count Your Blessings

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Are you a list maker? I used to be. Now I dictate my lists on my cellphone.

We make lists of many things. Groceries, What to pack for vacation, Errands to run,

Chores, Christmas gift and card list, (one of my favorites!) Bible Verses to memorize, Ideas for stories to write, Ways to introduce Bible lessons in a memorable way… the list of lists could go on forever! Have you ever listed or counted your blessings?

“I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.”

Psalms 34:1

Several years ago, I had major surgery and was in a lot of pain when they wheeled me back to my room. John was there with Mom and Dad. I remember Mom saying, “That’s not my Kathy, she’s not smiling; my Kathy always smiles. And then John leaned over the side rail and said, “Sing Count Your Blessings!” It wasn’t easy but I softly sang. This surgery had meant that there would never be a miracle baby for us. But I knew God had a plan and I trusted Him. Of course, John and my family were among the first blessings on my mental list, and of course, knowing that the Lord is always with me is always at the top.

Timberlake Baptist Church and our brothers and sisters in Christ were huge blessings to both of us. The following day I had some visitors. There were flowers and cards from our Fourth Grade Sunday School Class. One precious little girl drew a picture and message so sweet – it is now among my treasures. My doctor was blessed by that little treasure too. Every child I have ever taught and cared for are all on my list of blessings. Too many to count! When I count those special blessings, I pray for each one as the Lord brings them to mind.

What about you? Are you having a dark storm in your life? Go to the One who created you. The One who gave His life for you and arose that you may have eternal life. He came that you might have life more abundantly. So dear friend, as you go before the Throne of grace in prayer, remember to count your blessings. In doing so, you are acknowledging His hand in your life and it is a way to delight in Him. You may be surprised to see what the Lord has done for you!

Click on the link below and sing along with me as I sing along with George Beverly Shea.  Don’t forget to Count your Blessings!

Count Your Blessings

(Johnson Oatman, Jr.       ~      Edwin O. Excell)

“When upon lifes billows you are tempest-tossed,

when you are discouraged, thinking all is lost.

Count your many blessings – name them one by one,

And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

Count your blessings- name them one by one;

Count your blessings see what God hath done;

Count your blessings – name them one by one;

Count your many blessings – see what God hath done.”

Count Your Blessings

A Shelter in the Time of Storm

This has been a stormy day. As I sit and type, the rain is falling, the percussion of thunder is the accompaniment. Suddenly, I heard a tap, tap, tapping. I peeked into the office where Skippy has his very own chair. His eyes were big as saucers. The tapping turned into pelting and Skip jumped off his chair which spun and moved a few inches.

IMG_3188 (2014_02_14 17_52_40 UTC)I managed to video record a few seconds and will paste it on facebook as the video will not post on this blog.

A few minutes earlier, I was at the piano; playing through the hymnal and the thunder reminded me that not only do I have a physical shelter during a thunder-storm but more amazingly, I have a spiritual shelter in the Lord Jesus Christ.  Whatever storms of life come along, I am safe in Him.

I am reminded of the disciples in the boat panicking as winds tossed the boat and they feared for their life as Jesus slept. They awakened Him with the words, “Lord, save us; we perish. And He said unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then He arose and rebuked the winds and sea; and there was a great calm.But the men marveled saying, What manner of man is this that even the winds and the sea obey Him?” Matthew 8:24-27

(Also found in Mark 4:36-41 and Luke 8:22-25)

Did you know that He cares for you too? So much so that He gave His life for you, my friend. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” John 3:16-17 

(Please read John 3:16-21 & Ephesians 2:8-9)

I found a youtube of A Shelter in the Time of Storm with the lyrics. Please sing along with me.  I am reminded of Psalms 61. He is our shelter, our rock in the time of storm.

A Shelter in the Time of Storm

This was listed under the youtube performance: 

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This hymn is found in the Free Will Baptist Hymn Book – REJOICE, 1988. The video was created to play on screen with congregational singing. Permission is granted to download and use in your church setting. Piano performance is by Donna Bradley using a Kurzweil, Mark 10. Written by: Vernon J. Charlesworth, 1880; adapted by Ira D. Sankey, 1885

 

Tuesday Tunes -God Makes No Mistakes

“Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.”

Ephesians 5:19

I had another song picked out for this week but when I heard Rachel Battles on Youtube singing God Makes No Mistakes, I just had to share it. We seldom hear songs of consecration today. I consecrated my life to Him in 1968 and the words of this song have been true in my life. I hope this is true for you too.

My life I give to you oh Lord use me I pray
May I glorify Your precious name in all I do and say
Let me trust You in the valley dark as well as in the light
Knowing You will always lead me
Your will is always right

I know God makes no mistakes
He leads in every path I take
Along the way that’s leading me to home
Though at times my heart would break
There’s a purpose in every change He makes
So that others would see my life and know
That God makes no mistakes

And when some day in heav’n above I see His dear face
May I then be counted faithful as a runner in this race
But now I’m trusting in the Savior to show me the way
In His righteousness He guides me as I seek to please Him day by day

I know God makes no mistakes
He leads in every path I take
Along the way that’s leading me to home
Though at times my heart would break
There’s a purpose in every change He makes
So that others would see my life and know
That God makes no mistakes
God makes no mistakes

Click below to listen to this beautiful song.

Uploaded on Nov 17, 2011
Listen to Rachel Battles sing at the Temple Baptist Church in Powell, Tennessee. The title of her song is “God Makes No Mistakes.”God Makes No Mistakes by Rachel Battles Faith for the Family 

The music is also available @ http://wilds.org/resources/music/

 

What Song is This?

Do you ever have lyrics of songs stick in your head but can’t remember which song?

(I know, growing older does that to us sometimes.)

At home, when I play the piano and sing, it is as unto the Lord. I ask Him to help my inadequacies and that it may be a blessing to anyone who hears – not my playing; for I merely play by ear but that they will recognize the song and sing along if only in their hearts.

As I was playing a few minutes ago, I saw a verse in a song we often sang in Church at Colonial Baptist Church in Blue Ridge, Virginia when I was a teenager. In fact, on Sunday nights when our song leader, Haynes Spickard asked for favorites, we all knew that Mr. Drain would raise his hand and request this song. It is taken from Psalm 23.

Do you know what hymn this verse is from? I will give you a hint. It was written by John W. Peterson and Alfred B. Smith.  If you recognize the song, please comment below. 

“He restoreth my soul when I’m weary, He giveth me strength day by day; He leads me beside the still waters, He guards me each step of the way.”

Don’t peek at the link yet!

Are you singing along?

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What was your favorite song request?

(I will share my favorite next Tuesday for What Song is This Day.)