Tuesday, January 18, 2011

30-Day Challenge, Day 16

A song that makes you cry.

Good grief.  I didn't even have to think about that one.
Probably the song that makes me cry the most is "When Somebody Loved Me" from Toy Story 2.  When I watched that song on Youtube, it left me depressed for the rest of the day.
Watch at your own risk.

But that was just a "bad" kind of cry.  There are plenty of songs that make me cry a "good" kind of cry. :-)
The one--or some-- that comes to mind first is actually the whole CD, So High the Price, by the Steve Pettit Evangelistic Team.  The first several times I listened to it, it brought tears to my eyes with each and every song.  The theme of the whole CD is Christ's sacrifice for us.  When I listen to the songs, my heart is filled with awe as I consider my sinfulness and God's love and Christ's sacrifice for me and the glory of His resurrection...  I nearly always get a lump in my throat now when I hear the triumphant words in one of the numbers, "Death is dead!  Love has won!  Christ has conquered!"  Then the words of another song on the CD... "I was blinded by my sin/ Had no ears to hear Your voice/ Did not know Your love within/ Had no taste for heaven’s joys/ Then Your Spirit gave me life/ Opened up Your Word to me/ Through the gospel of Your Son/ Gave me endless hope and peace" ....

Here is another lovely selection from that CD:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Jude's Doxology"
I can't exactly post the song on a comment, because 1. you can't post attachments on comments, 2. it isn't posted anywhere public that I know of except for at this link - http://www.antioch-bbc.org/Music/SingingSchool2010.html
You'll have to click the link "Judes Doxology" (not Judes Doxology#2!)

Okay, it doesn't always make me cry, but it is an amazing song... not only is it Scripture and the promise in it so true, but the harmony is beautiful. And this song has some very strong memories attached to it, bitter-sweet memories.

"Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen."

~ C.G.