Singing and Making Melody

 Music is an important part of my life.  
Recently I found these books of piano solos at a thrift store.  
I enjoyed the arrangements themselves as well as the memories of
 Gloria Roe  and Don Wyrtzen that I associate with them...
 I did a little bit of song writing myself last week!
 I put the words of Proverbs 19:23 to a simple tune.
 (I fill in the bass as I play it and may write those notes in at a later date...)
"The fear of the Lord leads to life.  Then one rests content, untouched by trouble"  Proverbs 19:23.
To me, "fearing the Lord" means trusting and obeying Him with abandon.
THAT leads to life.  That results in contentment and peace - being unruffled by trouble.

I used to put many verses to music as an aid to memorization when I coached a teens'
Bible quiz team.  The words & tunes come back to me frequently,  
I think I shall set a goal of putting a tune to a verse every week
with the hope of memorizing some new Bible verses in 2013.
Wow!  That would be 52 verses!

12 comments:

  1. Isn't it amazing how memory is aided by music? Wonderful idea to put tunes to the Words of Life!

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  2. That's a really great idea Rebecca. Especially if it's a catchy tune! It does make memorizing easier. I know that I have memorized bible verses through hymns unconsciously! Love Di ♥

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  3. Hi Rebecca:

    I'm so glad I hopped over here today. Don Wyrtzen and his sister Christine, went to the same Christian high school I went to in Florida, lots of preachers and missionaries kids! What a talent.

    Your blog is always so beautifully done. I am tech challenged and afraid to change anything, when I changed my page it went away! :)

    xo

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    1. Oh, Sonja....What a blessing to have gone to school with these PK's & MK's. (I know there were quite a few at Moody when I was there, too.)

      And per the the blog tech - well, first of all, thank you. I experiment a lot. And I wish I lived closer. I'd show you some of what I've learned. I was surprised that I could teach myself w/o major disasters :) Yours is JUST fine. No changes necessary. It's the content that I come for anyway!

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  4. Hi Rebecca,
    What a wonderful idea, and gift you have there. I have seen many scripture
    verses that singing or musical groups have set to music and I just love that,
    cause you are killing 2 birds with one stone, enjoying unlifting music, but
    also hiding God's word in your heart all at the same time.
    Hope you are doing well hon,
    blessings, Nellie

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  5. The gift to carry a tune was not given to me...I can not imagine being able to put scripture and emotions to music...Your blessings amaze me.

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    1. Haha! It's MY way of "doodling", I guess :)

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  6. What a beautiful idea Rebecca! I am not musical myself but very much appreciate the gift in others! When we moved into the home we live in now, the previous owner left behind a piano as no one wanted it even for free! So perhaps one day I will try to learn, I think it is so beautiful.:)

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  7. My husband used to write and did a lot of songs to verses also. What a wonderful gift to be able to do that.

    That speaks volumes to me being unruffled by troubles

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  8. i would love to hear your song.
    i used to hteach my kids scripture
    my putting it to silly songs that
    they loved.

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  9. How wonderful to #1 have a piano, #2 be able to pick up a random songbook and play, #3 put words to music! We'd love to hear, you know.

    ~elaine

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  10. When I had older girls in my Sunday School class, I put tunes to lots of verses for us all to sing. I hope as those girls grow older that those songs stay in their hearts....to sing when they need them.

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Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)