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In late 2014-early 2015, I began to experiment with creating music videos, using an inexpensive video camera and learning about the process of videography. My friends know me as a musician, but I have not shared my music much on WordPress. So, as I close out this year, I’ll be sharing several of these videos, from both my Spiritual and Funky sides! I am gearing up to improve my skills… and my equipment—in 2016.
This first video is one of four that I created for the 2014 Advent Season, using readings from the Church Lectionary and the seasonal music I love. It consists of: (1) the hymn, “Of The Father’s Love Begotten,” (2) my original composition, “The Lord’s Come Through for Me” (copyright 1990 by Jacquelyn Oldham; words printed below), and (3) “Amazing Grace” which, I know, isn’t a Christmas hymn, but to me represents the spirit of New Life in the birth of Jesus.
The Lord’s Come Through for Me
Copyright 1990 by Jacquelyn Oldham
Just when the night was darkest, and I could not find my way,
I asked the Lord to guide me, and the Lord showed me the way;
He opened up my blinded eyes and let me see the day.
And that’s why I want to thank Him, Because He gave me a brand new day,
And since I started to put my trust in Him, the Lord’s come through for me.
Just when I was feeling that nobody cared for me,
I asked the Lord to touch me, and He stayed right by my side.
He opened wide His Loving Arms with a Healing Touch so real.
And that’s why I want to thank Him, Because He healed my sinful pride,
And since I started to put my faith in Him, the Lord’s been good to me—
Yes, the Lord’s come through for me.
And when the pain and sorrow s of my heart on deaf ears seemed to fall,
In the silence I called upon the Lord, and the Lord answered my call;
He heard my cry, He soothed my pain with a gentleness like rain.
And that’s why I am so happy now—the fears and pain long gone,
‘Cause I decided to put my trust in Him, and the Lord’s come through for me.