What Would Jesus Sing?

christmas-304633_1280As you probably know, a few years back, there was a question that became very popular among Christians, that were not sure how to handle certain situations that would arise in their lives… and that question was "What would Jesus do?" Many times this question would bring to light the answer to whatever dilemma the person was facing. 

Truth be known, this question has helped me personally quite a few times, even if I wasn't the one facing the dilemma. It provided clarity on issues I hadn't thought about. Perhaps you too have applied this question to issues in your life. If so, I'm sure you're glad to have such a question to use. I know I am.

Over the years I have been so amazed by song writers that have been able to create simple lyrics with music, and in a matter of minutes (sometimes even less) move me emotionally. In under 5 minutes (in most cases), they can tell a story with words that rhyme, that pull directly at my heartstrings. Does this ever happen to you?

I've often thought that perhaps it is because of my musical background ( I use to be a drummer in a Top 40 band back in the '70s), but I don't think it is. In any case, I want to tell you about how this video came to be. 

One day I was sitting in my club basement, which is where I spend most of my time (my man cave), and I was just kind of talking to the Lord and thinking about the things going on in my own life (like we all do), and this idea popped in my mind. The idea consisted of 4 words… the same 4 words that are the title of this page (What Would Jesus Sing?).

That was it. There were no details… just those words. I didn't know anything about any video that the Lord was coaxing me to make. In fact, at first, I thought I would write a song with that title and sing the song myself while playing my guitar. Oops! I forgot to tell ya, I also play guitar just a bit, but I would not call myself a guitarist by any means, which is probably why the video idea (when it did come along) seem like the thing to do.  I'm sure the song, had I decided to go that route, would have been very similar, because my intention was to somehow connect the same songs that ended up in the video. 

It did take me over 2 months to put all the pieces together, while picking and choosing the song clips that would make my points. I don't know if anyone else has ever noticed this before, but for as long as I can remember, there have been song lyrics that seem to be applicable to God or Jesus communicating love to us. After eliminating many other songs, the video above is what I've come up with. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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The Prayer by Rhema Marvanne

I pray you’ll be our eyes,
and watch us where we go.
And help us to be wise
in times when we don’t know.

Let this be our prayer,
when we lose our way.
Lead us to a place,
guide us with your grace
To a place where we’ll be safe.

La luce che tu dai
I pray we’ll find your light,

Nel cuore restera
And hold it in our hearts

A ricordarci che
When stars go out each night,

L’eterna stella sei.
Whoa oh oh oa!

Nella mia preghiera
Let this be our prayer,

Quanta fede c’e.
When shadows fill our day

Lead us to a place,
guide us with your grace
Give us faith so we’ll be safe.

Sogniamo un mondo senza piu violenza,
Un mondo di giustizia e di speranza.
Ognuno dia una mano al suo vicino,
Simbolo di pace…di fraternita.

La forza che ci dai
We ask that life be kind

E desiderio te
And watch us from above.

Ognuno trovi amor
We hope each soul will find

Intorno e dentro se.
Another soul to love.

Let this be our prayer,
Let this be our prayer,
Just like every child,
Just like every child

Needs to find a place,
guide us with your grace
Give us faith so we’ll be safe

E la fede che
hai acceso in noi
Sento che ci salverai…

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Rhema The Prayer with Lyrics"The Prayer" is a popular song written by David Foster, Carole Bayer Sager, Alberto Testa and Tony Renis. It is most commonly known as a duet between Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli. It is the second single from Dion's Christmas album These Are Special Times and the first from Bocelli's album Sogno, and was released as a promotional single on March 1, 1999. The song won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song from the 1999 film Quest for Camelot. It was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1999 and a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals in 2000.

Rhema Marvanne (born Rhema Marvanne Voraritskul, September 15, 2002) is a gospel singer and actress from Carrollton, Texas, USA.

She is the daughter of Teton and Wendi "Mercy" Marvanne Voraritskul. Teton's father, Chai Voraritskul was an immigrant from Thailand, while Wendi died of ovarian cancer on November 8, 2008 at the age of 36. Rhema gained Internet fame at the age of six after recording her first song, "Amazing Grace".

She appeared on the Maury Povich Show Most Talented Kids 2010, and Korean show Star King.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prayer_(Celine_Dion_and_Andrea_Bocelli_song)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhema_Marvanne

Image credited to Amazon

Video credited to youtube.com and user sarah7cktc

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More Like You with Lyrics by Martin Wikstøl

I Love Your way
More than any word can say

Beyond compare
Is Your loving atmosphere

Through history
You reveal the mystery

Your Breath of Life
And the Painful Sacrifice

If I could be More Like You
Place all my trust in You
You would make all things new
by Your stripes

You let me in
Gave me life Erased my sin

Though I won't learn
You gave Your life in return

Your love divine
Make a sinner like me shine

Your grace so free
Gave me life eternally

If I could be More Like You
Place all my trust in You
You would make all things new
by Your stripes

If I could be More Like You
Place all my trust in You
You would make all things new
by Your stripes

No words can describe
The Offering You paid
For My Life

No one can compare
Your grace keeps me holding on

If I could be More Like You
Place all my trust in You
You would make all things new
by Your stripes

Michael Wikstol

If I could be More Like You
Place all my trust in You
You would make all things new
by Your stripes

If I could be More Like You
Place all my trust in You
You would make all things new
by Your stripes

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Endless Love Lyrics

My love, there's only you in my life
The only thing that's bright
My first love, you're every breath that I take
You're every step I make

And I, I want to share
All my love with you
No one else will do

And your eyes, your eyes, your eyes
They tell me how much you care
Oh yes, you will always be
My endless love

Two hearts, two hearts that beat as one
Our lives have just begun
Forever, I'll hold you close in my arms
I can't resist your charms

And love, oh love
I'll be a fool for you, I'm sure
You know I don't mind
Oh, you know I don't mind

'Cause you, you mean the world to me
Oh, I know, I know
I've found, I've found in you
My endless love

Ohh, and love, oh, love
I'll be that fool for you, I'm sure
You know I don't mind
Oh, you know I don't mind

And yes, you'll be the only one
'Cause no one can deny
This love I have inside
And I'll give it all to you
My love, my love, my love
My endless love

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endless love lyrics"Endless Love" is a song written by Lionel Richie and originally recorded as a duet between Richie and fellow soul singer Diana Ross. In this ballad, the singers declare their "endless love" for one another. It was covered by soul singer Luther Vandross with R&B singer Mariah Carey and also by country music singer Kenny Rogers. Billboard has named it the greatest song duet of all time.

Ross and Richie recorded the song for Motown, and it was used as the theme for the Franco Zeffirelli's film Endless Love starring Brooke Shields. Produced by Richie and arranged by Gene Page, it was released as a single from the film's soundtrack in 1981. While the film Endless Love was not a success, the song became the second biggest-selling single of the year (first was "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes) in the U.S. and reached number 1 on the Hot 100, where it stayed for nine weeks from August 15 to October 10, 1981. It also topped the Billboard R&B chart and the Adult Contemporary chart, and reached number 7 in the UK.

The soulful composition became the biggest-selling single of Ross' career and her 18th career number-one single (including her work with The Supremes), while it was the first of several hits for Richie during the 1980s. Ross recorded a solo version of the song for her first RCA Records album, Why Do Fools Fall in Love, the duet version being her last hit on Motown. The song was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for Richie, and was the second song with which Ross was involved that was nominated for an Oscar. It also won a 1982 American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Single.

This information is credited to:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endless_Love_(song)

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I Can Only Imagine with Lyrics

I can only imagine 
what it will be like,
when I walk by Your side…

I can only imagine, 
what my eyes will see,
when Your Face is before me!

I can only imagine. 
I can only imagine.

Surrounded by Your Glory, 
what will my heart feel?

Will I dance for you, Jesus? 
Or in awe of You, be still?

Will I stand in Your presence, 
or to my knees will I fall?

Will I sing 'Hallelujah!'? 
Will I be able to speak at all?

I can only imagine! I can only imagine!

I can only imagine, when that day comes,
when I find myself standing in the Son!
I can only imagine, when all I will do,
is forever, forever worship You!

I can only imagine! I can only imagine!

Surrounded by Your Glory, what will my heart feel?
Will I dance for you, Jesus? Or in awe of You, be still?
Will I stand in Your presence, or to my knees will I fall?
Will I sing 'Hallelujah!'? Will I be able to speak at all?

I can only imagine! Yeah! I can only imagine!

Surrounded by Your Glory, what will my heart feel?
Will I dance for you, Jesus? Or in awe of You, be still?
Will I stand in Your presence, or to my knees will I fall?
Will I sing 'Hallelujah!'? Will I be able to speak at all?

I can only imagine! Yeah! I can only imagine!
I can only imagine! Yeah! I can only imagine!!
Only imagine!!! I can only imagine.
I can only imagine, when all I do is forever,
forever worship You!
I can only imagine."

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This is unequivocally one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. If you're a lyrics lover and a Christian, as am I, then you will definitely be moved by this song. If you've never heard it before then you're in for a real treat. If you're a karaoke singer, as am I, I recommend practicing a few times in private first. Truth be known, I got emotional many times attempting to sing this song before I could sing it in public. 
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The Best of Mercy MeMercyMe is an American Christian rock band founded in Greenville, Texas. The band consists of vocalist Bart Millard, keyboardist James Bryson, percussionist Robby Shaffer, bassist Nathan Cochran and guitarists Michael Scheuchzer and Barry Graul.

The band formed in 1994 and released six independent albums prior to signing with INO Records in 2001. The group first gained mainstream recognition with the crossover single, "I Can Only Imagine" which elevated their debut album, Almost There, to double platinum certification. Since then, the group has released six additional studio albums (four of which have been certified gold) and a greatest hits album, 10. The group has also had 13 consecutive top 5 singles on the Billboard Christian Songs chart, with 7 of them reaching No. 1. MercyMe has won 8 Dove Awards and has had numerous Grammy Award nominations.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MercyMe

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