Saturday, July 18, 2009

Then Sings My Soul Saturday ~ To God Be The Glory

Today is Saturday so it's Then Sings My Soul Saturday. You can link to Amy's Signs, Miracles and Wonders to join this fun blog hop. You'll find a variety of songs to listen to and sing along ...if you like.

I have to share a little bit before you see the video I chose this week. I hope you don't mind.

I was working in my backyard this week. I live in Phoenix and we're having triple digits temps right now. All of the flowers around our pool had died and the backyard looked terrible. So, I pulled out the old and planted the new.

What a difference! Although this photo was taken in my backyard, it's an older photo. My camera has been acting up lately and the photos I took of the new flowers were blurry.

The whole time I was trying my bit at gardening, a song was playing over and over in my head. I don't sing very well but I couldn't seem to help myself. After all, nobody else could hear but the Lord and so I sang aloud as I worked.

By the time I finished, I was so hot that I jumped in the pool with my clothes on!

But I kept singing "To God Be The Glory". I knew I needed to post this older hymn on TSMSS. I checked out YouTube and found this version which for me ...is perfect!

Sissel is a famous Norwegian singer who comes from Bergen. She has a beautiful voice and is accompanied by the Oslo Gospel Choir. I hope you will enjoy this song and that ...it will play over and over in your head too!


19 comments:

  1. Dear Debbie,
    Thanks for sharing this-to me unknown hymn.
    I always find that when I start praising ,I am the one being blessed.
    I'd also would have liked a picture/video of you bathing fully clothed, singing this song.
    You for certain must have made God smile.
    Sissel has for 24 years been a part of the Norwegian sound and soul.
    You can't go wrong with her and her golden voice.
    Fom Felisol

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  2. I have always loved this song...a lovely version...enjoyed your story of the events surrounding your song choice....

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  3. Debbie,
    This is beautiful and is so much like a post I wrote this morning to come later in the week! I love your garden and even more your heart!!!
    Pat

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  4. One of my favorite songs sung in church since my childhood and I continue to sing to this day. Speaks so much of our hearts for GOD and His for us.

    Beautiful.

    Your flowers/yard is beautiful.

    Thanks precious sister for sharing. I love ya.

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous, Debbie, what a voice she has! It almost brought me to tears. Thank you so much.
    Bless your heart, I don't see how you can have an flowers in AZ! They are very pretty. Blessings ~

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  6. I miss the old hymns. Our church does more contemporary music for praise and worship and I like them ok but sometimes I just want one of the old songs.

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  7. That was sweet Debbie! And I LOVE the flowers. Wow!

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  8. First: thanks for sharing some of you day-to-day life with us. The image of you jumping in the pool fully dressed: wonderful!

    Second:You are right. Her voice is beautiful. I had never heard of her.

    Third: I have never heard this hymn. I sang a bunch growing up that I have "fogotten" until I hear them, then I remember. I am pretty sure this was not one of them. It is so pretty! We recently had a "retooling" at our church, so to speak, and lately they have been leading worship with more hymns, but they are reworking the rhythem to be ever-so-slightly more modern. Not a lot, and the integrity of the original is still intact. It has been great re-visiting some of my growing up song.

    Have a great week!

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  9. This gal's song is the biggest blessing. Gave me the chills. Love the pic of your pool and flowers. Yeah, I heard 115 in Phoenix today. Yikes. We may have reached 106!!

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  10. Debbie-

    I too LOVE the thought of you letting it all go and jumping into your pool for complete refreshment in your clothes! To GOD be all the glory!!!!

    I loved her singing this song. What a beautiful voice.

    Thanks for sharing your day with us. You are a very talented gardener! Beautiful flowers!

    Love you,
    Jill

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  11. Great song...one of my all-time favorites. I haven't heard it in a long time. Thanks for sharing.

    Oh yeah, I love that you hit the pool with your clothes on...need some pics of that too!

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  12. This is one of my all time favorite hymns! Makes me think of my days in BSF Leadership Circle! And the flowers in your backyard are beautiful!
    Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,
    Kim

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  13. Great post, Debbie. I can sure identify with the heat thing and the singing. I love that song. I always get a little choked up when we sing it at church. "How can I say thanks", man, I have soooo much to be thankful for. Your flowers are beautiful around the pool.
    Thanks for telling me about the Gooseberry meeting. I'll check into it. I haven't been there in ages but it is such a neat place.
    Hugs & blessings,
    Charlotte

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  14. Enjoy the warm for me sweet one! Oh I love stopping by. So glad the internet let me today.

    Thanks for splashing around with me as well. Your sweet words always encourage this newbie blogger.

    Hugs from Costa Rica,
    Sarah Dawn

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  15. First let me say...

    loved that girl's outfit! Too cute.

    Secondly, what a voice.

    Lastly,

    "should I gain any praise, let it go to Calvary." Amen and amen.

    Anything good living in me is Jesus Christ and him alone!!!

    Have a great week ahead.

    peace~elaine

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  16. Been such a busy week, but am so glad I stopped by to hear the song. Hubby came in and listened with me...it was a blessed moment as we had just come back from Bible Study. Yes, "to God be the glory."
    When I read your story, I was quite moved. I remember our conversation the day you planted the flowers. To think of you out there in that heat singing "To God be the Glory," is such a strong testimony of your faith in Him. Surely that day you were performing for an audience of One, and although Sissle did a wonderful job, I believe God must have smiled at the beautiful voice He heard truly singing a love song to Him God bless you my friend.

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  17. ...love your posts and I can imagine how amazingly refreshing you felt after jumping in your pool and how refreshing that song is to your spirit :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!

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  18. You're one happy soul, Debbie:)) you have a gorgeous backyard!:) thanks for sharing both the song & the beautiful picture... yay, "To God Be The Glory" ^-^

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