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Monday, December 27, 2010

Monday's Music Moves Me: Christmas Carols



Amanda at Bloggin’ with Amanda hosts Musical Monday – What Move’s You?. You can get the instructions by clicking here. 



Lorie at The Shrewbridges of Celebration, FL told me about Monday's Music Moves Me, so here's another cool music blog meme to do!


We're supposed to be doing Christmas Carols for each Monday in December.  This week, I thought I'd give you something different to listen to.  This is my very very favorite version of Beethoven's Ode To Joy.  It's my favorite classical piece, but the way it's done here is, well, very different, but modern and uplifting.  This video comes from the movie, Sister Act 2 and it's the school choir performing Joyful, Joyful as only they can do.  I find it very... joyful!  I hope you enjoy it.  I know I do.  It fills me up every time.



Joyful, Joyful
Lord, we adore Thee
God of glory
Lord of love
Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee
Hail Thee as the sun above
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness
Drive the dark of doubt away
Giver of immortal gladness
Fill us with the light
Fill us with the light
Oh, fill us with the light of day......

Joyful, Joyful
Lord, we adore Thee
God of glory
Lord of love
Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee
Hail Thee as the sun above
Melt the clouds of sin, sin and sadness
Drive the dark of doubt away
Drive it away
Giver of immortal gladness
Fill us 
Fill us with the light of day
Light of day!

(Check the rhyme)
Joyful, Joyful
Lord we adore Thee
An' in my life
I put none before Thee
Cuz since I was a youngster
I came to know
That you was the only way to go

So I had to grow an' come to an understandin'
That I'm down with the King so now I'm demandin'
That you tell me who you down with, see
Cuz all I know is that I'm down with G-O-D
You down with G-O-D?
(Yeah, you know me)
You down with G-O-D?
(Yeah, you know me)
You down with G-O-D?
(Yeah, you know me)
Who's down with G-O-D?
(Everybody)

Come and join the chorus
The mighty, mighty chorus
Which the morning stars begun
The Father of love is reigning over us

Right away

What have you done for Him lately?
Ooh, ooh, ooh yeah
What have you done for Him lately?

He watches over everything
So we sing

Joyful, Joyful
Lord, we adore Thee
God of glory 
Lord of love
Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee
Hail Thee as the sun above
Melt the clouds of sin, sin and sadness
Drive the dark of doubt away
Drive it away
Giver of immortal gladness ( won't you)
Fill us ( Fill us with the light of day, Lord, fill us)
Fill us ( oh we need You, yes we do, fill us)
Fill us ( yeah..., oh, oh yeah)
Fill us ( with the light of day, Lord)
Fill us (on the steps we pray, Lord)
Fill us (with the light of day, Lord)

( We need you, come right away, 
We need you, need you today, we need you, 
I'm here to say fill us, fill us, fill us, fill us...)

Fill us with the light of day ( oh, yeah)
Light of day!





12 comments:

slommler said...

Definitely joyful!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Hugs
SueAnn

Stacy Uncorked said...

That definitely 'fills me up', too! ;) Love it!

MMMM: Politically Correct Holiday

Run DMT said...

GORGEOUS pick! Look at how young Lauren Hill was there but what an amazing voice she had then and still does.

Great pick, my friend! Happy New Year!

Mrs. Claus said...

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thexortr said...

YEAH! That's what I'm talking about! Love the original piece, love this rendition even more and love the movie! Did a little dancin other than virtual! LOL
THANKS!

thexortr said...

YEAH! That's what I'm talking about! Love the original piece, love this rendition even more and love the movie! Did a little dancin other than virtual! LOL
THANKS!

Peggy said...

LOVE this version.
I feel so joyful this morning that I think I'll do some exercise!
Still moving , even after listening!
Happy New Year, Joanie and John!

Pastor Sharon said...

This is my favorite version as well, Joanie! Love it!

JamericanSpice said...

Gosh I remember this! Love it!

Now I want to watch it again :)

Thanks for dancing with us.

Have a great week!

gayle said...

I think my daughter had that played at her wedding!

Lorie Shewbridge said...

Thanks Joanie, I had forgotten about that version. I got chills watching it. I love that movie and that song as well.
Wishing you a wonderful new year!

Lorie Shewbridge said...

BTW, I somehow didn't have your button on my sidebar, is it new?
Well, even if it isn't and I'm just a doofus, I have rectified that problem and it is now securely on my right sidebar! :-)