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Worship on Wheels and a CD Recommendation

Last summer I was working at a job that was about a forty minute drive from where I live. Other then the amount of money that was going towards gas every week, I really enjoyed the commute. The solitude. I often brought Cd's to listen to or sing along with which often turned the drive into my own private worship service. Being alone in a car is the best for that. : )

Now why am I sharing this, you may ask! It was just something I was remembering tonight because I put in this CD and was transported back to those amazing times of worship last summer in my car. (I had just bought the CD around this time and listened to it often.) It's classical in style, which I found to be a refreshing change from a lot of the contemporary worship music I usually listen to. And it's deep and reflective and spiritually encouraging. Sound good? It is! All the songs are actually poems of Amy Carmichael set to music. Amazing woman, amazing poetry. I have to share some excerpts from a couple that particularly hit home with me...

Thou hast not that, My child, but thou hast Me
And am not I alone enough for thee?
I know it all, know how thy heart was set
Upon this joy which is not given yet

(from Thou Dost Know the Way)

My Father, to my heart I take
They simple word of truth today
I shall not lose me in the brake
For Thou dost know the way

Before my face a mountain frowns
Above me all the sky is grey
The mist is lying on the downs
But Thou dost know the way

(from Rose from Brier)

So check it out - song samples and a video about the making of this CD are available here.

6 comments:

Nancie said...

Hi Stephanie, Thanks for stopping by my blog and your encouraging comment! It is really nice to "meet" you.

Thanks for sharing this lovely song. The wordings are very encouraging.

Take care and have a blessed weekends!

Edie said...

Hi Stephanie! Thanks for signing my guest book. Cute cat!

I'm so glad I found you. I love Amy Carmichael! Have you ever read her biography? It is called "A Chance to Die" and was written by Elisabeth Elliot. It is fantastic. Definetely made my fav books list. God used this woman so powerfully and I love her writing too. This looks like a great CD. I will have to get it. Thanks for sharing!

Angela said...

Stephanie,
Thanks for the visit. I love this picture you have of the mountain. How gorgeous! I have serious worship and prayer time in my car too (the stuff I forgot during quiet time at home)! It is such balm to the soul to sing to God. I hope you are having a good weekend!
Angela

Penn said...

Those are very deep words. It seems she was a "God-entranced" woman.

Jennifer said...

Your blog has become one of my favorite blogs to visit. Very insightful!... I love worship services in the car. My home is an hour and a half from my college. I love spending that time worshipping!

~Jennifer

alabasterboxblog said...

Hey Girl,
You've been awarded the "Kindred Spirit Award" at my blog. Thank you for your friendship and encouragement! You are a true kindred spirit.
God bless you!

Kaysie