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Common Meter Song

Last night, I learned about Common Meter & today while getting dressed this came to me.

If you can’t remember

the tune of a song to sing

just pretend you’re on

a fateful trip

and sing with gilligan

sing with gilligan

 

(this verse needs work)

Cause lots of songs

are in this thing

called common meter

so you can switch around

words and tunes at will

words and tunes at will

 

I should write another verse

but I’ve got to go

cause I’ll be late for work

or wait I already am

I already am

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My favorite songs – Christian addendum

Today, a video occurred to me that I left out of my fav christian songs post.

I love this song “Goodly Heritage” since my sister first read me the lyrics. My siblings were gonna sing it and record it for me to use in the music video for my parents 50th anniversary dinner. but we decided instead to just have me do a video from my sister’s Goodly Heritage CD. (I believe we even got permission since she knows them)
my sister said there was no way she could sing it without crying. (I think this was the video that made my brother “mr. tough guy” cry at the anniversary.)

This song fits my parents so perfectly. I really do have a goodly heritage. my parents weren’t/aren’t perfect because they’re godly not God. But when I heard this song, I thought “how do they know Mom & Dad?”  the answer is clear, it’s because they have similar parents.

I rewatched my video today and it made me tear up. Probably because of Daddy being Home (with a capital H), and because I’m now a grand-aunt and I know the importance of passing on that goodly heritage.

This link goes to a video of my family. If you know my last name, you can watch the video. http://wp.me/pIXIq-lR

In the meantime, here is an acapella version of just the song.

 

Here are the lyrics:

I may not have riches as some others may
But I have a mother who knows how to pray
There may be some things I’ve missed in my youth
But I have a father who stands for the truth

Chorus:

I have a goodly heritage
I’m blessed with things you can’t see
I have a goodly heritage
And that is worth far more to me

And if in the future, my parents pass on,
To dwell in that City, we’ve come to call Home
They may not leave me the wealth of this world
But I will inherit their God and His Word

Chorus

When problems plague you and troubles rage on.
just look at your children who’ll bear your name on.
Someday they’ll walk down the same path you’re on
and they’ll need a witness that his grace is strong.

They need a goodly heritage.
they’ll look at you and press on
they’ll say my folks stay faithful.
in that strength they can carry on

I have a goodly heritage
I want for them the same thing.
I have a goodly heritage
that’s something worth passing on.

now, that’s something worth passing on.

My Favorite Songs – Christian edition

I sing; I love to sing; but I don’t sing well. I make a “joyful noise” emphasis on the noise. But I love music, I don’t listen to it as much as I used to because I realized I was singing along at work and it wasn’t quite under my breath.

I don’t understand how people can have 1 favorite song. I have so many.  Every so often, I get the urge to share my favorite songs. Normally, it’s a million shares. But this time I decided to do a post.

These are Christian songs/hymns etc that I love. I’ll probably add more as others occur to me.  Many of them have been my favorites for years. The videos below aren’t necessarily the best video or even the version I  think of when I sing (several are family versions so my version might be ) but they’re online.

I’m Gonna Sing

This song more then anything seems to make me show the Joy of the Lord that is in me. I just love it. I’m a dried up Baptist, but this song gets me moving. I sing it loud & badly and I’m moving my arms & my head in my own idea of rhythm so it’s a good thing I listen alone. This is probably the  newest addition to my favorites list.

God’s Perfect Lamb

This song I’ve loved since the first time I heard it. I love the music and the words. (I’m more all about the words then anything else). I want to translate this into Korean. (there’s not a Korean translation, but the owners are Ok with me translating it – if I send them the translation)

He is King

This song isn’t a great favorite, but it came to mind today and the lyrics would be easier to translate.

Symphony of Praise

This is another favorite. I haven’t listened to it in ages. Love it.  (He was one of my favorite singers growing up. It’s also awesome in Spanish. (I had his Spanish albums as well.)

When I get Carried Away

This is along the same as first one. It gets me moving. tho typicallly just toe-tapping. I can actually listen to this one in public.

The Victor

This is my Easter song. I love love love it.

God is Still Good

I heard this song (or a version of it) for the first time going to see my dad at the hospital. I listened to it probably 10 times in a row. It’s an old song so it’s strange that I hadn’t heard it before. The music isn’t my favorite style (little twangy) – but the lyrics are what I needed.

He’s Alive

I love this song. When I took vocal lessons, I wanted to sing it. (teacher wanted me to sing in public) I obviously don’t have the ability to sing this well (especially in Public) because it requires letting loose.

Because He Lives

Yet another favorite of mine thru the years. I haven’t heard this version before but it’s Ok. It’s kinda slow but singable. (I don’t care for the versions where they go so high on “reigns” ) There are millions of Because He Lives videos on YT – pick one that you like 🙂

This is a very good version in Korean.  It’s the tempo I like. (but she can go pretty high which isn’t my favorite because I can’t)

I Repent

The lyrics to this are so powerful. It never fails to convict me.

Hallelujah Chorus

I was going to end there but I have to share my all time favorite. Since I can’t sing, I just pick a part and sing. Tho sometimes I sign it. It’s beautiful signed.

This is not the sign language I was looking for but it’s awesome.