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Discussion in 'Music Ministry' started by Rippon, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. Rippon

    Rippon Well-Known Member
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    That's about how often I sing in front of others at church . I have never done a solo . Yesterday I sang in a quintet with my pastor and three of his sons . We did the same hymn about four years ago . It stirs me every time . It's called " Not What These Hands Have Done " by Horatius Bonar ( 1808-1889 ) .

    Some of the words in prose form : Not what these hands have done can save this guilty soul . Not what this toiling flesh has borne can make this spirit whole . Not what I feel or do can give me peace with God . Not all my prayers and sighs and tears can bear my awful load .
    Thy work alone , O Christ can ease this weight of sin . Thy blood alone O Lamb of God can give me peace within . Thy love to me , O God , not mine , O Lord to Thee , can rid me of this dark unrest and set my spirit free .
    I praise the God of grace . I trust His truth and might . He calls me His I call Him mine . My God , my joy , my light ! Tis He that saveth me , and freely pardon gives . I love because He loveth me . I live because He lives .
     
  2. Marcia

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    Shouldn't this be in the music forum, or at least the fellowship forums? Why is it here in the debate forum??
     
  3. Gregory Perry Sr.

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    Solidly Biblical

    And THAT was a blessing to me....it is also why I love the old hymns of the faith. Thank you for sharing that brother...It is far and few between that we see songs that are written with that kind of Biblical truth and depth in this day and age. Also...I know what you mean about singing in front of others....I try to bless those around me by "blending in" quietly....lol

    Blessings,
    Greg Perry Sr.:godisgood:
     
  4. blackbird

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    Marcia????

    Why???

    Is it because you don't like the way Rippon sings in this open forum??? Do you think he needs a "more private" place like the Music forum to practice and rehearse??? Or does he even NEED to practice and rehearse????!!!

    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  5. PJ

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    I'm not familiar with that song, Rippon. But glad you were bold enough to share the gospel through a song.
     
  6. Jon-Marc

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    The title of this forum is Music Ministry. I don't understand why talking about singing a solo is the wrong subject for here.

    I've been a soloist since I was a teen, and I'm 60 now. I have a solo part in the song our choir is doing this coming Sunday. I just don't remember the name of the song since it was new to me.
     
  7. convicted1

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    My singing

    Whenever I sing, not always in church either, people like it when I sing solo. Solo they can't hear me!! People have also told me to sing in parts, and leave their part out!!:laugh:
     
  8. saturneptune

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    I really admire anyone who can get in front of a congregation and sing. The thought scares me to death. My voice is so bad I feel self conscience singing hymns sometimes.
     
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