Tuesday, September 9, 2008

God Gave the Song

There is a song that Bill & Gloria Gaither wrote many years ago called "God Gave the Song." I love the song. The lyrics are wonderful, take a look:

You ask me why my heart keeps singing
Why I can sing when things go wrong
But since I've found the source of music
I just can't help it.
God gave the song.

Come walk with me thru fields and forests
We'll climb the hills and still hear that song
For even hills resound with music
They just can't help it.
God gave the song.

Narration: Yes, God gave the song. It's always been with us. The song came into our world through a manger in Bethlehem. It was a simple song -- a simple lovely song for every man. Right from the first, some tried to ignore it. They said, "There's no song! It simply doesn't exist." Others just tried to change the tune. They made laws to stop it. Armies marched against it. They killed some who sang the song. They creamed at it in fury, they tried to drown it out. Finally they nailed that song to a tree. They said to themselves, 'There . . . that should take care of that.' But it didn't.

What's that I hear, I still hear that music
Day after day, that song goes on.
For once you know the source of music,
You'll always hear it.
God gave the song.

Come on and join, it's the song of Jesus
Day after day, that song goes on.
For once you know the source of music,
You'll always hear it.
God gave the song.

I always liked the song as a child. As an adult, I looked for backup music for a special at church and could not find anything.

I looked on the internet for the lyrics and in the same search found a Greek word study of "Logos." It is usually translated as the "word" or "Word", as used in John 1, when describing Jesus. But, this is where this song really gets you. The root word, legein, can be translated as "sound" or "word".....or song. So, John 1 could start......

"In the beginning was the Song, and the Song was with God, and the Song was God."

Just something to think about.

My friend Ryan started a blog about God and the music of your life. He and I share the same tastes in music. I warned him that I had two music blog posts in my head, that I was not stealing ideas. Take a look at his blog, you will be blessed...songofyourlife.blogspot.com

1 comment:

Monica said...

Did you ever find the song? I had the Bill Gaither Trio album with the oringinal song on it when I was 16. I have been looking for it for the past 2 years - 16 was a long time ago. ;-)