Friday, June 30, 2006

More Than Wonderful - LIF

My family is a family of singers...my great grand parents taught singing school, have you ever heard of singing fa so la?? :)
My grandmother on the other side played the piano by ear and I'm sure sang along...
my mom sings...my dad sang and played guitar, my sisters both have been singing publicly for years.....my son sings and plays saxaphone in a band right now.....my daughters sing...one in musical theater and one to her baby....its in our blood.
A long time ago...I used to sing publicly....I sang whenever and wherever I could. I sang in choruses and choirs...in ensembles and a band...I sang at weddings and graduations.....I sang in my car and in the shower....I sang alone or in groups.....but mostly I sang in church. I loved the Lord and I loved to perform.......After rehearsing for a performance one Sunday, I remember one church member, at a church I had recently joined, saying..."I knew you could sing...but I didn't know you could sing!" :)
Songs move me...they speak to me and for me....such deep things that I cannot articulate nor communicate by myself....God surely did an awesome thing when He created music and song and shared them with us.
One of my sisters and I often sang together, in the good ole days...she alto and I lead.....I heard this song we used to perform, last weekend....the first time in ages....and I've been singing it all week long....
It is more powerful to me today than it was then...maybe I've grown...I hope so!...but it resounds even deeper in my spirit now that it did 25 yrs ago. Wish I knew how to link the sound of it for LIF....

More Than Wonderful
Gary Valenciano

He promised us that He would be counselor
A mighty God and the Prince of Peace
He promised us that He would be a Father
And He would love us with a love that would not cease

Well I tried Him and I found His promises are true
He's everything He said that he would be
The finest words I know could not begin to tell
Just what Jesus really means to me

For He's more wonderful than my mind can conceive
He's more wonderful than my heart can believe
He goes beyond my highest hopes and fondest dreams
He's everything that my soul ever longed for
Everything He'd promised and so much more
More than amazing
More than marvelous
More than miraculous could ever be
He's more than wonderful
That's what Jesus is to me

I stand amazed when I think that the King of Glory
Would come to lie within the heart of man
Oh, I marvel just to know He really loves me
When I think of who He is and who I am

For He's more wonderful than my mind can conceive
He's more wonderful than my heart can believe
He goes beyond my highest hopes and fondest dreams
He's everything that my soul ever longed for
Everything He'd promised and so much more
More than amazing
More than marvelous
More than miraculous could ever be
He's more than wonderful
That's what Jesus is to me

4 comments:

MsDee said...

wo! just reead all your posts and I'm glad that everything is okay:)

I love to sing as well
I started singing in church when I was 12 and sang spanish hymns and I have not stopped singing!!!!!
My favorite is Vicki yohe
i love to sing her songs inchurch b ut my warm up song when I rehearse is Summertime-Billie Holiday go figure

Tammy said...

Beautiful...I needed this post and the words you took the time to print out of that song!
I wish I was musicly talented but alas all I can play is the radio!
Hubby now he has the talent in our family...he used to sing years ago with a gospel quartet and lead singing in several churches that we attended.
:-D

Gina said...

I just sung this beautiful song in my head. I hadn't heard it for years. Thanks for the reminder!

Anonymous said...

i have never blogged, so here goes. i was searching for the author and verses to this song that i had not heard in almost 15-20 years. i find myself humming it several times a day. so your blog popped up on my search. thanks for posting this song. the words mean so much more to me today. God is awesome and this is just one of those songs that embodies His greatness.