3 UNCONVENTIONAL CHRISTMAS SONGS

3 UNCONVENTIONAL CHRISTMAS SONGS

Today I thought I’d share these unconventional Christmas songs because although culturally laced and non-traditional in nature, their lyrics contain important truths that are all too often cast aside during this time of year and remind us why we celebrate this season.

Enjoy and be blessed!

Kim

A CHRISTMAS SONG FROM THE BAHAMAS

“Ring Cowbells” – Kevan McKenzie

A CHRISTMAS SONG WITH A POWERFUL QUESTION

“Where’s the Line to see Jesus” – Becky Kelley

A FUNKY CHRISTMAS SONG FOR THE YOUNG AND YOUNG AT HEART

“Jingle Bells Hip Hip Rap Remix – Jesus is the Way” – Beacon Light 

 

REMEMBER – IN THE MIDST OF THE CELEBRATION – JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON!

SELAH!

Kim

 

Copyright © 2013 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled” Blog, All rights reserved.

 

Video “RING COWBELLS” courtesy of Duel Newton – http://www.youtube.com

Video “WHERE’S THE LINE TO SEE JESUS” courtesy of Becky Kelley – http://www.youtube.com

Video “JINGLE BELLS HIP HOP RAP REMIX – JESUS IS THE WAY” courtesy of beaconlightmusic – http://www.youtube.com

POWERFUL HYMNS – PART 4 (MODERN VERSIONS)

POWERFUL HYMNS – PART 4 (MODERN VERSIONS)

ANCIENT HYMNS STILL MINISTER TO MY SPIRIT AND SOUL

MODERN VERSIONS OF ANCIENT HYMNS MINISTER TO MY SPIRIT AND SOUL

 

I believe that although written centuries ago, many hymns still minister powerfully to people today because they were birthed by the Spirit of God in the hearts of men and women who were in relationship with God; who did not just know of God, but who knew God in a personal way.

As a child and throughout most of my teen years I attended a Methodist Church where we sung hymns at every worship service.

Back then I really did not like hymns too much. To me they were songs that were far to long and that had far to many strange words that I did not fully understand; I preferred the choruses we sung in Sunday School and Junior Church.

But having lived long enough to experience some of the vicissitudes of life and grow in my faith in Christ, not only do I like hymns, but have a great appreciation and deep respect for them, especially now that I understand the meaning of their words and have received strength in my spirit, joy in my heart and peace in my mind many times as a result of listening to and singing them.

This morning I began thinking about some of the hymns that I sung in those services at the Methodist Church and thought I’d share some of my favorite ones in the next few posts.

Take a listen, and not only to the tunes, but more importantly listen to the words.

May your heart be warmed, your spirit strengthened and your soul blessed as you listen to modern versions of these powerful hymns.

Kim

“I STAND AMAZED IN THE PRESENCE” – CHARLES H. GABRIEL – 1905

“THERE IS A FOUNTAIN FILLED WITH BLOOD” – WILLIAM COWPER – 1772

“And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.”

(Matthew 26:30, Mark 14:26 – Amplified Bible)

“Let the word [spoken by] Christ (the Messiah) have its home [in your hearts and minds] and dwell in you in [all its] richness, as you teach and admonish and train one another in all insight and intelligence and wisdom [in spiritual things, and as you sing] psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, making melody to God with [His] grace in your hearts.”

(Colossians 3:16 – Amplified Bible)

“Speak out to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, offering praise with voices and instruments] and making melody with all your heart to the Lord,”

(Ephesians 5:19 – Amplified Bible)

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Video “I STAND AMAZED” courtesy of maxfli82 – http://www.youtube.com

Video “THERE IS A FOUNTAIN FILLED WITH BLOOD” courtesy of Meg Froese – http://www.youtube.com

Video “I NEED THEE EVERY HOUR” courtesy of Mine is Jesus – http://www.youtube.com

Video “CROWN HIM WITH MANY CROWNS” courtesy of AWeerheim – http://www.youtube.com

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POWERFUL HYMNS – PART 3

POWERFUL HYMNS – PART 3

ANCIENT HYMNS STILL MINISTER TO MY SPIRIT AND SOUL

ANCIENT HYMNS STILL MINISTER TO MY SPIRIT AND SOUL

 

I believe that although written centuries ago, many hymns still minister powerfully to people today because they were birthed by the Spirit of God in the hearts of men and women who were in relationship with God; who did not just know of God, but who knew God in a personal way.

 

As a child and throughout most of my teen years I attended a Methodist Church where we sung hymns at every worship service.

Back then I really did not like hymns too much. To me they were songs that were far to long and that had far to many strange words that I did not fully understand; I preferred the choruses we sung in Sunday School and Junior Church.

But having lived long enough to experience some of the vicissitudes of life and grow in my faith in Christ, not only do I like hymns, but have a great appreciation and deep respect for them, especially now that I understand the meaning of their words and have received strength in my spirit, joy in my heart and peace in my mind many times as a result of listening to and singing them.

This morning I began thinking about some of the hymns that I sung in those services at the Methodist Church and thought I’d share some of my favorite ones in the next few posts.

Take a listen, and not only to the tunes, but more importantly listen to the words.

May your heart be warmed, your spirit strengthened and your soul blessed!

Kim

 

“MY FAITH LOOKS UP TO THEE” – RAY PALMER – 1830

“TAKE MY LIFE AND LET IT BE” – FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL – 1874

“NOW THANK WE ALL OUR GOD” – MARTIN RINKART – 1636

“GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS” – THOMAS O. CHISOLM – 1923

“And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.”

(Matthew 26:30, Mark 14:26 – Amplified Bible)

“Let the word [spoken by] Christ (the Messiah) have its home [in your hearts and minds] and dwell in you in [all its] richness, as you teach and admonish and train one another in all insight and intelligence and wisdom [in spiritual things, and as you sing] psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, making melody to God with [His] grace in your hearts.”

(Colossians 3:16 – Amplified Bible)

“Speak out to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, offering praise with voices and instruments] and making melody with all your heart to the Lord,”

(Ephesians 5:19 – Amplified Bible)

 

 

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Video “MY FAITH LOOKS UP TO THEE” courtesy of isbaptist Toronto – http://www.youtube.com

Video “TAKE MY LIFE AND LET IT BE” courtesy of isbaptist Toronto – http://www.youtube.com

Video “NOW THANK WE ALL OUR GOD” courtesy of affiliateddesigns868 – http://www.youtube.com

Video “GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS” courtesy of Reggie Goo – http://www.youtube.com

POWERFUL HYMNS – PART 2

POWERFUL HYMNS – PART 2

ANCIENT HYMNS STILL MINISTER TO MY SPIRIT AND SOUL

ANCIENT HYMNS STILL MINISTER TO MY SPIRIT AND SOUL

 

I believe that although written centuries ago, many hymns still minister powerfully to people today because they were birthed by the Spirit of God in the hearts of men and women who were in relationship with God; who did not just know of God, but who knew God in a personal way.

 

As a child and throughout most of my teen years I attended a Methodist Church where we sung hymns at every worship service.

Back then I really did not like hymns too much. To me they were songs that were far to long and that had far to many strange words that I did not fully understand; I preferred the choruses we sung in Sunday School and Junior Church.

But having lived long enough to experience some of the vicissitudes of life and grow in my faith in Christ, not only do I like hymns, but have a great appreciation and deep respect for them, especially now that I understand the meaning of their words and have received strength in my spirit, joy in my heart and peace in my mind many times as a result of listening to and singing them.

This morning I began thinking about some of the hymns that I sung in those services at the Methodist Church and thought I’d share some of my favorite ones in the next few posts.

Take a listen, and not only to the tunes, but more importantly listen to the words.

May your heart be warmed, your spirit strengthened and your soul blessed!

Kim

 

“O FOR A THOUSAND TONGUES TO SING” – CHARLES WESLEY – 1739

“JUST AS I AM” – CHARLOTTE ELLIOT – 1839

“LOVE DIVINE ALL LOVES EXCELLING” – CHARLES WESLEY – 1747

“GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU” – CIVILLA D. MARTON – 1904

 

“And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.”

(Matthew 26:30, Mark 14:26 – Amplified Bible)

“Let the word [spoken by] Christ (the Messiah) have its home [in your hearts and minds] and dwell in you in [all its] richness, as you teach and admonish and train one another in all insight and intelligence and wisdom [in spiritual things, and as you sing] psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, making melody to God with [His] grace in your hearts.”

(Colossians 3:16 – Amplified Bible)

“Speak out to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, offering praise with voices and instruments] and making melody with all your heart to the Lord,”

(Ephesians 5:19 – Amplified Bible)

Copyright © 2013 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled” Blog, All rights reserved.

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Video “O FOR A THOUSAND TONGUES TO  SING” courtesy of isbaptist Toronto – http://www.youtube.com

Video “JUST AS I AM” courtesy of hmowang – http://www.youtube.com

Video “LOVE DIVINE ALL LOVES EXCELLING” by Charles Wesley courtesy of THENBA – http://www.youtube.com

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POWERFUL HYMNS – PART 1

POWERFUL HYMNS – PART 1

ANCIENT HYMNS STILL MINISTER TO MY SPIRIT AND SOUL

ANCIENT HYMNS STILL MINISTER TO MY SPIRIT AND SOUL

 

I believe that although written centuries ago, many hymns still minister powerfully to people today because they were birthed by the Spirit of God in the hearts of men and women who were in relationship with God; who did not just know of God, but who knew God in a personal way.

 

As a child and throughout most of my teen years I attended a Methodist Church where we sung hymns at every worship service.

Back then I really did not like hymns too much. To me they were songs that were far to long and that had far to many strange words that I did not fully understand; I preferred the choruses we sung in Sunday School and Junior Church.

But having lived long enough to experience some of the vicissitudes of life and grow in my faith in Christ, not only do I like hymns, but have a great appreciation and deep respect for them, especially now that I understand the meaning of their words and have received strength in my spirit, joy in my heart and peace in my mind many times as a result of listening to and singing them.

This morning I began thinking about some of the hymns that I sung in those services at the Methodist Church and thought I’d share some of my favorite ones in the next few posts.

Take a listen, and not only to the tunes, but more importantly listen to the words.

May your heart be warmed, your spirit strengthened and your soul blessed!

Kim

 

“AND CAN IT BE” – CHARLES WESLEY – 1738

 

 

“ALL HAIL THE POWER OF JESUS NAME” – EDWARD PERRONET – 1779

 

 

“WILL YOUR ANCHOR HOLD” – PRISCILLA JANE OWENS – 1882 

 

 

“And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.”

(Matthew 26:30, Mark 14:26 – Amplified Bible)

“Let the word [spoken by] Christ (the Messiah) have its home [in your hearts and minds] and dwell in you in [all its] richness, as you teach and admonish and train one another in all insight and intelligence and wisdom [in spiritual things, and as you sing] psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, making melody to God with [His] grace in your hearts.”

(Colossians 3:16 – Amplified Bible)

“Speak out to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, offering praise with voices and instruments] and making melody with all your heart to the Lord,”

(Ephesians 5:19 – Amplified Bible)

 

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 Video “WILL YOUR ANCHOR HOLD” courtesy of THENBA – http://www.youtube.com