D and C 25:12
For my soul delighteth in the song of the heart; yea the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me, and it shall be answered with a blessing upon their heads.
1 Chr. 16:9
Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works.
Well, I now have 1 pm church which gives me time to listen to music, read my scriptures (and the lessons. Hurray!) and be ready for church services. I love it!
This will be my first Sunday in the newly formed family ward. I hope they keep the spiritual focus of the last ward. I know I’d only gone to it for 2 weeks but I was really impressed. I am sure it will be great. Haven’t had a bad one yet!
I am so grateful for my testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I’m so grateful for my relationship with God. He has helped me through some lonely hours of late.
There are several ways that Jesus lets me feel His presence. Sometimes it is through prayer, scripture study, moments of clarity, friends, words of the prophets, service, but sometimes it is through good music.
Even yesterday at the swim meet when big blaring dance music was playing over the loud speaker, I turned to my Sunday playlist and felt immediately relaxed.
I have a mixed CD entitled ‘Sunday music’ that I’ve listened to about 200 times lately. Not all of these songs are outwardly religious and most of them are not sung by Mormon artists but they strike a relaxing chord within my heart.
I thought I might share this playlists with you for your lonely days.
What music inspires you, makes you feel God’s presence?
Awake- Josh Groban
Ashokan Farewell- Jay Ungar and Molly Mason
If this doesn’t move you there is something wrong with you-
The Painted Veil Soundtrack
Gabriel’s Oboe- From The Mission Soundtrack
Hallelujah Chorus- Handel’s Messiah
Queen of the Night Aria- Natalie Dessay
Un Bel Di vedremo from Madame Butterfly
Better Than I- Dallyn Vail Bayles (my former voice teacher)
Bring Him Home- Jordan Bluth
Prayer- Hayley Westenra
El-Shadai- Amy Grant
Oh Happy Days- Edwin Hawkins Singers
Leave a Light On- Matt Maher
I Can Only Imagine- MercyMe
Wild Child- Enya
Ave Maria- Hayley Westerna
Pastoral Symphony- Handel’s Messiah
Consider the Lilies- Mormon Tabernacle Choir
O Divine Redeemer- Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Amazing Grace- Hayley Westerna
Battle Hymn of the Republic- Mormon Tabernacle Choir