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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Todd Saunders Sings a Blessed Song

You may have seen Todd commenting on my blog from time to time. His blog is here.

He sings and plays piano. He posts his songs. I told him about one of my favorite songs. It is so powerful. He was nice enough to compose some music and sing it and publish it to his blog! Here is the most powerful stanza of the song: (the entire lyric is listed at his blog.)

Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made;
Were ev'ry stalk on earth a quill,
And ev'ry man a scribe by trade;
To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry;
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Tho' stretched from sky to sky.

Those words are so powerful they bring tears to my eyes. I wish I could write something like that. God is holy, just and loving. In our tolerant and politically correct society, we Christians sometimes feel pressed to emphasize His holiness and justice more than His love... to counter balance our culture. However, we must never forget how very loving He is. If we think we love people.. if we have any capacity for mercy and benevolence... how small it must be compared to that of our loving Creator.

For a real blessing, click on the link below and listen to the song at the top entitled "The Love of God."

Todd's Music

Thanks, Todd! :~)

18 Comments:

  • Rose, thanks...

    I was hoping they'd be enjoyable. I'm just thankful that I can be one more vessel for some of these great works of honor to God in verse and melody.

    You are very encouraging.

    Your brother in Christ, Todd

    By Blogger Todd, at 11/29/2007 9:57 AM  

  • Good morning, Rose! Thanks for sharing this. Todd, it IS beautiful.

    By Blogger Missy, at 11/29/2007 10:20 AM  

  • Hi Rose, I agree that was nicely done...and awesome words in that song.

    By Blogger Jim, at 11/29/2007 1:21 PM  

  • Hi Rose, that is one of my favorites as well. Todd, thanks for sharing that blessing with all of us.

    By Anonymous Gordon Cloud, at 11/29/2007 3:34 PM  

  • Hi Sis. It must be something in the water. That's one of my fav's as well and to hear Bro. Todd sing it is an extra special blessing! God has truly blessed him. (Thanks so much Todd)

    By Blogger Kc, at 11/29/2007 4:48 PM  

  • Thats a good point Rose...thats a great song Todd.

    By Blogger Only Look, at 11/29/2007 7:26 PM  

  • Hello Todd,
    I can't listen to your new song, because I cannot get high speed internet here in the mountains ;( but I did hear another song you did for us slow folks!
    It was beautiful.
    ~Susan

    Hello Rose!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/29/2007 9:48 PM  

  • You guys are very welcome. Thanks for being here to share it with. And thanks for the edification I recieve from joining in your study and fellowship.

    By Blogger Todd, at 11/29/2007 9:49 PM  

  • Susan,
    I'll get a low speed version then right away, possibly it will work. It's a nice hymn. I'm just honored to be able to participate.

    By Blogger Todd, at 11/29/2007 9:54 PM  

  • [Susan,
    I'll get a low speed version then right away, possibly it will work. ]
    Thanks, Todd. Thanks so much for putting the slower version up. I was able to listen to it. What a lovely song!

    I've written some hymns, but since I am not musical I used tunes from other hymns from the Trinity Hymnal, which is also online.
    http://doctrinesofgrace.net/
    modules/AMS/

    By Anonymous VA ~Susan, at 11/30/2007 4:30 PM  

  • Writing hymns can be great spiritual exercise Susan. It could also be interesting for you to have a blog where you could post some of them.

    By Blogger Todd, at 11/30/2007 5:32 PM  

  • What a great Hymn to start the day with. Thanks Rose, I love you. I miss our time this morning.

    What a wonderful rendition, Todd you are very talented, that was such a blessing to me.

    John

    By Blogger J. Wendell, at 12/01/2007 3:36 PM  

  • Wow, my pleasure John.

    By Blogger Todd, at 12/01/2007 4:50 PM  

  • [Writing hymns can be great spiritual exercise Susan. It could also be interesting for you to have a blog where you could post some of them.]

    Hi Todd {and Rose},
    I don't have a blog, but my hymns are online at the Doctrines of Grace site. Buddy, the owner of the Doctrines of Grace site where I am a moderator gave me a couple of pages for posting my hymns. I included the URL in my last post and put it on two lines because I was afraid it would cut it off if I put it on one line, so you'll have to paste them together to get to the right page. There is a link from each hymn to another site {not the DoG site} with the Trinity Hymnal, so you should be able to see my lyrics on the DoG site and hear the tune on the other site. You may have to open two windows to do it.
    Every Blessing,
    VA ~Susan

    By Anonymous VA ~Susan, at 12/01/2007 5:26 PM  

  • Good evening Rose~, I couldn't believe it when I read those words today. Just Thursday I was going down hwy.44 and listening to those words and worshipped with this thought, "Oh, Lord, that is how it is for me as a writer. I cannot begin to place on paper in a million years the little I know of You." Those words hit me with such an impact. And then I come here and read them today. Thanks so much for posting them. I can't hear the music. something wrong with my media-portion of the computer. but I'm glad to have these words to read. selahV

    By Blogger SelahV, at 12/01/2007 6:30 PM  

  • Ahha! I thoroughly enjoyed reading through your hymns Susan! Nice outlet.

    By Blogger Todd, at 12/01/2007 11:54 PM  

  • [Ahha! I thoroughly enjoyed reading through your hymns Susan! Nice outlet.]

    Thanks, Todd.
    I'm glad you liked them!

    By Anonymous VA ~Susan, at 12/02/2007 2:57 PM  

  • Thanks Rose! Love the lyrics to that song!


    angela :-)

    Merry Christmas!

    By Blogger Angela, at 12/03/2007 12:29 AM  

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