|A big thanks for the above to Megan Berry|
at Lilac & Lavender.
You know how some days a song will be stuck in your head? Every time you turn around, you start singing that same song to yourself. So as I said here, it is so very easy for a song to get into us, if we but try to get into the song.
For me, I'd just as soon have godly, wholesome songs running through my mind. To that end I'm always adding to my repertoire. Sometimes I sing to myself the same few songs for several days, then "out of the blue" (which is really from the Spirit), I'll be thinking of different songs with which to praise the Lord and displace negative thoughts.
I thought from time to time I'd give you just a small sample of the songs I enjoy singing. If I can find a song on YouTube, I'll give a link, and I'll try to give you the title and a line or two, and then if you aren't familiar with them, perhaps you'll be able to find them with your search engine, e.g., lyrics: Have Thine Own Way, Lord.
Many of my favorites come from the Maranatha! Music Praise Chorus Book, Expanded 3rd Edition, 1993. Here are three "slow," soothing, and restful songs (although I probably sing them a little faster):
"There's Something About That Name" by William & Gloria Gather (probably the song I sing to myself and the Lord the most often): "Jesus, Jesus, Jesus; there's just something about that name! Master, Savior, Jesus, like the fragrance after the rain ..." Listen to it here.
"All Hail King Jesus" by Dave Moody: "All hail, King Jesus! All hail Emmanuel. King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Bright Morning Star ..." Listen to it here.
"I Love You, Lord" by Laurie Klein: "I love You, Lord, and I lift my voice to worship You, O my soul rejoice ..." Listen to it here. (If you only have time to click on one, these young people are delightful!)
I often sing to myself off and on throughout the day. Of course I also ponder things, do my work, converse, and so on. (However, like the robin in the song "A Spoonful of Sugar": "He knows a song will move the job along.") And if I'm trapped in a negative thought(s) process/cycle, as soon as I realize I am I begin to sing my songs in my head to help me escape those dreadful, totally unproductive negative thoughts. Singing just makes life more pleasant.
I did realize there is one instance where singing songs to myself at night won't help me fall asleep, and that's when I've had too much sleep over the weekend. But even then, singing helps pass the time, or I can sit up in bed and read or whatever.
Finally posting this from my drafts! Thanks to Megan's beautiful work (such as the bookmark above), I can skip my own photography every now and then. The more I explore her blog, the more I'm totally entranced! Hope you'll visit her, along with the other blogs she credits!
Sing a song and carry on! Oh! And Happy Valentine's Day!