Where Do You Sing To The Lord?

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  1. tyndale1946

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    I know many of us like to sing in church with other but I am not tied down to singing in church. I sing in my car as I'm driving down the road... I know you others turn on the radio or a tape or cd and sing along... am I right or am I the only one?

    Love to sing in the house when no ones around because my wife tells me to save it for church... I can belt out Amazing Grace in a heartbeat and many other Baptist favorites. Never heard the neighbors complain maybe they enjoy it.

    In the tub or shower might run through a medely of my favorites... whatever strikes my fancy. Yeah the walls will just vibrate with my songs unto the Lord because that is who I'm singing to.

    Won't stand on a street corner and sing though or preach that is not my way. Know of a minister before he was ordained that use to preach to potato sacks that's what he told me. Any of you preacher brethren every preached when there was no one around but you and the Lord? Any of you brothers or sister ever go in the back country and just belt out a few for the Lord?

    I do and as the song goes the hills are alive with the sound of music... To the Lord that is!... Where do you go besides church when your alone to sing unto the Lord?... I really get going when I'm vaccuming, cooking, or doing the laundry... I sound great. So fess up all you closet altos, beritones, sapranos, tenors, and basses... Where do you sing to the Lord or am I the only hymn nut on this board?... Brother Glen [​IMG] :cool:
     
  2. Helen

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    In the car!

    I take my favorite tapes along and sing. I love to harmonize and some of them are really easy.

    I used to have a pretty good soprano until an anesthesiologist had a 'rough' time getting a tube down a few years ago. Rough isn't the half of it. She slit my throat tissues so badly they needed to be stitched (you guys want PAIN when you swallow until those suckers dissolve???), I lost about a quart of blood, the surgeon demanded another anesthesiologist and, oh yeah, she permanantly damaged my larynx. I tend to run out of voice more quickly now, and my range has been dramatically cut.

    But the car doesn't care!

    My youngest daughter, who sings, told me that before my voice sounded like Julie Andrews (I could live off that one for several years!), but now I'm "Mom."

    but in heaven...

    "The once and future voice..." :D

    When no one's in the house, or when I'm making dinner or doing dishes, and always in the car. I love singing.
     
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    I try at singing in the motorcar all the time. Wife rolls the windows up so others won't hear the noise.

    I am not a singer. I do play the organ, however, and used to sneak into the church, even at two in the morning, pull out all the stops and have a go at the great hymns.

    I have three tapes with the great Welsh Male Choirs...The Treorchy Male Choir..and play them all the time in the car. Love to hear Calon Lan...
    In English it goes:
    I ask not for worldly pleasures,
    Gold and pearls, I do not seek,
    Seek I as my chiefest treasure,
    A clean heart, sincere and meek.

    Cheers, and keep a merry heart within you,

    Jim

    [ November 13, 2002, 04:44 PM: Message edited by: Jim1999 ]
     
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    You name it, I'll sing there!

    I love to sing, and singing is something I hope I'll be able to do as a career, but if not, singing special music in church will work, too!

    Praise God, and may no one hinder those that they think are not good enough!

    ~Teresa~
     
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    Just in case you wanted to try the Welsh:

    Nid rwyn gofyn bywyd moethus,
    Aur y byd, nai berlau Man.
    Gofyn rwf am galon hapus,
    Calon onest, Calon lan.

    Cheers,

    Jim

    Croeso i Gymru, gwlad y gan....Welcome to the Wales, land of song
     
  6. tyndale1946

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    Jim I can't sing that but I bet you Bonny Prince Charlie could give it a go?... Brother Glen :confused:
     
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    Glen, I don't think the words there, in any language, would be something he could identify with... :(
     
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    Nid `wyn gofyn bywyd moethus..
    I`m not asking for a luxurious life,
    Aur y byd neu berlau man,
    The gold of the world or perfect pearls,
    Gofyn `wyf am galon hapus,
    I am asking for a happy heart,
    Calon onest calon lan.
    An honest heart, a holy (pure) heart.

    Calon lan yn llawn dioni,
    A pure heart is completely without reproach,
    Tecach yw na`r lili dlos.
    Fairer than the beautiful lily,
    Dim ond calon lan all ganu
    Only a pure heart can sing
    Canu`r dydd a chanu`r nos
    Sing (through) the day and the night.

    A beautiful song indeed, but to hear it sung in Welsh - now there`s an experience [​IMG]

    I sing to the Lord walking home to my mother`s house at dinner time, and when I`m working in the shop, when I am driving along - and when I`m up the field gathering blackberries... in fact my heart is so full of gladness and gratitude for my saviour that I can`t help singing aloud to praise Him.
    Now, what anyone nearby thinks of my ...not too tuneful rendidtions I don`t know, suffice it to say that my husband sometimes turns up the radio when I`m in the bathtub and start singing.
    :(
    Gwyneth
     
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    I love to sing in the car, all by myself, or in the house if I'm alone, just me and the Lord. Those are my favorite worship times.
    As much as some on here don't like the praise and worship thats my favorite worship music, and I love that song from psalm 1, can never rememebr the name, about the deer.
     
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    Indeed, those are beautiful lyrics! I've always heard about the fantastic singing of the Welsh. Perhaps, before Heaven, the Lord will grant me the privilege of hearing it with my own ears! Thanks for sharing those lyrics, Gwyneth!

    Rev. 5:9 - "And they sang a new song, saying: 'You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals, for you were slain and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe, tongue, people and nation."

    I sing and pray in the car (no radio). I sing at work (when no one is around). I sing on campus and in the hallways (in a low voice, usually "A Mighty Fortress is Our God"). I sing on the back porch. I sing when I walk.

    Rev. G
     
  11. tyndale1946

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    Gwyneth... What does your flag represent!... It's to tiny to read... Didn't know there were so many closet singers?... Brother Glen(there I am in song again) [​IMG]
     
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    I sing pretty much anywhere. Shower, living room, car, desk . . .it doesn't matter. Sometimes I have to be more quiet, just based on circumstances, but no place is truly off limits.

    Helen, I'm so sorry to hear about what happened to you. For some reason, the voice seems so much more personal than other instruments. I had an experience back in school, and thought I might be losing it, and I went into a shallow depression over it. Voice is probably my most used mode of expression, be it song or word. I can't imagine not having it in the same strength and quality I've lived with for the past 25 years.
     
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    It's from Psalm 42, Katie:

    AS A DEER (author unknown to me)

    1. AS A DEER PANTETH FOR THE WATER , SO MY SOUL LONGETH AFTER THEE
    YOU ALONE ARE MY HEART'S DESIRE ,AND I LONG TO WORSHIP THEE.

    (chorus)

    2. YOU'RE MY FRIEND AND YOU ARE MY BROTHER EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE MY KING
    I LOVE YOU MORE THAN ANY OTHER, SO MUCH MORE THAN ANYTHING.

    (chorus)

    3. I WANT YOU MORE THAN GOLD OR SILVER, ONLY YOU CAN SATISFY.
    YOU ALONE ARE THE REAL JOY-GIVER AND THE APPLE OF MY EYE.

    Chorus
    YOU ALONE ARE MY STRENGTH, MY SHIELD;
    TO YOU ALONE MAY MY SPIRIT YIELD.
    YOU ALONE ARE MY HEART'S DESIRE
    AND I LONG TO WORSHIP THEE.

    There are some neat Christian praise chorus midis here:
    http://netvertiser.hypermart.net/Christian.htm

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    Kelly -- I cried at first, but crying hurt! So I quit crying and got used to it. For the first month after that I couldn't even talk! What was kind of funny when I got my voice back again was I had to learn the muscles all over again. All the notes came out differently and I had to learn which muscle tension matched which note all over again. It really was weird!

    Gwyneth -- all praise music is in tune in God's ears! Not only that, for Him it's the heart that makes the vocal quality and I bet you have a gorgeous voice in heaven!

    [ November 13, 2002, 03:10 PM: Message edited by: Helen ]
     
  14. Jim1999

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    Gwyneth,

    I went to school over your way, at Llanelli, but it was many years ago. My mother was born in Swansea.

    In the early years, it was not uncommon for a group of Welshmen to break out in song in the streets, and it was always a hymn. Even regular songs sound like a hymn in Wales.

    When I was leaving school and heading back to England, the lads sang this song to me:

    We'll keep a welcome in the hillsides
    We'll keep a welcome in the vales
    This land you know will still be singing
    When you come home again to Wales.

    This land of ours will keep a welcome
    And with a love that never fails
    We'll kiss away each hour of Hiraeth
    When you come again to Wales.

    Not a bad farewell for an Englishman.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    I like to sing in the car, in my kitchen, in my bedroom, bathroom, walking down the street...whenever the spirit surfaces, and one of those songs we sing in church comes into my mind..... I sing. (although I don't sing in front of people, except my family and my church) ;)
     
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    I found this on a Welsh site for those who don't know including myself... Brother Glen [​IMG]

    6. Can you explain why there's a dragon on your flag?
    The origins of Wales' flag, a red dragon on a green and white field, are lost in legend but may derive from Roman custom, a dragon having been the emblem of the cohort. In post-Roman times, legend warriors sometimes became known as 'dragons'. Arthur's father was Uther Pendragon, the 'chief dragon', and legend tells that he had a vision of a fiery dragon, interpreted by his seers as a sign that he would mount the throne. Legend tells too of the struggle between the red dragon of Wales and the white dragon of England, foretelling the victory of the former. A tradition that was fostered by the bards and made true by Henry Tudor whose standard was a red dragon. As Henry VII he incorporated the Welsh dragon in the Royal Arms, where it remained until James I displaced it in favour of the Scottish Unicorn. In 1901, however, the red dragon was officially recognized as the Royal Badge of Wales, and in 1959 the Queen commanded that the red dragon on its green and white field should be the Welsh flag.
     
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    Dear tyndale 1946,
    The flag is the Welsh flag.
    [​IMG] cofion orau - best wishes ;) Gwyneth
     
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    Thats right Helen, that it, now why did I think it was psalm 1?
     
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    I sing in the car. You know the strange thing is when I sing in public no one else sings the same tune! I wander why.
    yours, Jon
     
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    I take great encouragement from the psalmist who says make a joyful noise unto the Lord. It may not be tuneful, but make it joyful.
    yours, Jon.
     

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