Friday, April 04, 2008

On Music

Dear Reader Sarah,

Thank you for visiting my blog yesterday and for asking such a great question -

What's your favorite song and why?  Do you remember where you heard it first or who it was written by?

That's also a tough question because I enjoy a variety of music genres, so to narrow myself down to one favorite song is next to impossible.  I have many that I'd name as favorites.  Of course, anyone who knows me very well, knows that I would quickly claim He Ain't Never Done Me Nothin' But Good as my all-time favorite.  It was written by Dottie Rambo and sung by The Isaacs.  The first reason I love it is because I enjoy Bluegrass, and it is a real doozy of a Bluegrass song.  Beyond that, I love the words to the song.  They speak of the goodness of God in the midst of suffering.  That's something I need to be reminded of all the time.

I enjoy other Christian musicians like Margaret Becker, Watermark, LordSong, Kristyn & Keith Getty, Chris Tomlin, Casting Crowns and Caedmon's Call.  What's currently in my CD player, though, is my newest favorite.  Sara Groves.  Her words really speak to me.  She says things that I think and feel.  She's real.  If I had to choose just one favorite from her collection, I just couldn't do it.  I love most of her CD Conversations and much from two of her other CD's Add To the Beauty and Past the Wishing.

I just have to add an extra personal note on this topic.  There are three particular singers who will always bring tears to my eyes. 

  • John Denver - because I was raised on his music, he has the clearest and purest voice, and sunshine in my eyes always makes me cry
  • James Taylor - because his voice is so smooth it could make you fall in love and put you to sleep, all at the same time
  • Alison Krauss - because, oh my word, that woman sings like an angel

I've enjoyed talking about one of my favorite topics, so I appreciate that you asked the question, Sarah.

Sincerely ~ Liz


  1. I am like you Liz...I have many favorites because I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE music with a passion. So, I thought I would post the one that was my fave when I was a young teenager. I liked it because I was battling a problem in my teen yrs. and couldn't seem to get a grip on it. The title is called HEAL ME. Here are the lyrics:

    It's another good-to-see-you Sunday morning
    Oh, I hardly hear the words roll off my tongue
    Looking in myself for signs of something
    That's long gone

    Oh, I stumble through a verse that says You love me
    As the voices echo my thoughts drift away
    And I close my eyes ashamed I'm feelin' nothing
    I pray

    Heal me
    Heal these eyes
    Heal this heart
    Heal my mind
    Breathe Your breath of life
    Heal me
    Wake my soul
    From this sleep
    Give me back the joy
    Of when I first believed
    Heal me

    Oh, I lose myself to one more day's indifference
    When my eyes are everywhere but fixed on You
    I don't have the strength to overcome this distance
    But You do
    You do


    I don't wanna waste another minute
    Takin' all Your love for granted
    I just wanna feel Your Holy Spirit
    Rushing over me


  2. FUn! I love hearing the answers! I'm with you on Sara Groves!


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