My Favorite Acapella Song

March 11, 2012

Inspiration

With you as my shepherd, I never have needs
Down paths of righteousness, you always lead
Now as I go through the valley of shadows dear Lord
Take my hand one last time and I will follow

REFRAIN:
Oh, my Lord, I’m so ready to leave this world

So take my hand and lead me on home
Where I will sing with the angels
Where I will walk by still waters
Where I will rest in green pastures
Where I will dwell with you forever
Where I will sing with the angels
Where I will walk by still waters
Where I will rest in green pastures
Where I will dwell with you forever

Oh, my Lord, I’m so ready to leave this world
So take my hand and lead me on home
And as I walk through the valley, I have no more fears
For you always comfort me and dry all my tears
All the days of my life love and goodness you gave
And I will dwell, in your house, forever with you

(REFRAIN)

My Thoughts…

This selection may seem strange, especially if you’re not familiar with my story and have just found this blog, but I wanted to share my favorite song in the world with you. I wish I could embed a recording here, as it is a very beautiful acapella tune based off the 23rd Psalm, but I haven’t upgraded enough with wordpress yet, so I hope the lyrics are enough. I am a very passionate music lover, appreciating and relating to a lot of things I hear, but I believe this song in particular describes my innermost desire and the essence of my heart and soul, which hopefully is (always rooted in) love. Some may not understand it or may even find it sad, as I remember a mentor who once told me that while leaving this world (in death) he would certainly miss his family, it did not compare to the fact that he’d be at home with his Father in heaven and that is what he desired above all else. This was before I really came to know Christ of course and I remember being very shocked at the entire concept, because I had been taught to fear death growing up. But, now I believe I understand where he was coming from however, it isn’t just because of my stories and the kind of life I’ve lived… that is the selfish angle. Instead, it’s rooted in my love for Christ.

I play this song quite a bit and mostly when I’m alone, because it may be depressing to some who don’t have the same understanding. To me though it is such a sweet and beautiful tune which gives me incredible comfort and peace. I actually have to be careful though and often include in my prayers that I continue to learn how to live, love and enjoy all that He has given me here on this earth as well and to the best of my ability. Since I was a child I have continued to pray that, “may I not die without having fully lived and fully loved.” I realize it isn’t healthy to desire leaving this world so much that I forgot all that He’s already provided for me. And I must say, His greatest gift to me besides salvation and the freedom to choose is being a mother, and my daughter has taught me more about how to love than any other relationship in this world!

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6 Comments on “My Favorite Acapella Song”

  1. Subhan Zein Says:

    Hello, Jessie! I’ve nominated you for ABC Award. It’s the Awesome Blog Content Award! :-) If you accept the award, please visit: http://subhanzein.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/awards-galore-2-0/ and you can nominate some other bloggers for the award.

    Congratz again, and let’s spread the joy! :-)

    Subhan Zein

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    • Jessie Jeanine Says:

      Thank you so much Subhan for the wonderful nomination. It means a lot that others think highly enough of what I write to include me in the awards process ~ it is always a humbling experience. Be well, be blessed and much gratitude to you friend :)

      Reply

  2. Vince Chough Says:

    Jessie you said, “Its rooted in my love for Christ”. We have found our freedom in Him… thank you for being His instrument.

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    • Jessie Jeanine Says:

      “We have found our freedom in Him” is the most beautiful thing in the world and its a struggle to convey what that means sometimes in words. Be blessed Vince and thank you.

      Reply

  3. granbee Says:

    I read earlier today a poem by Mary Oliver posted at LostUpAbove by Steph that had those lines very similar to the wish not to die without having fully lived and fully loved! Thank you for the immediacy, the intimacy of you sharing this favorite song of yours these days! Bless you! Praying for you always–and your daughter!

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