First, let me say that I love listening to music. I love how you can choose songs that really match your feelings or songs to help you forget why feel the way you do. Music really has such power. And that is never more true than it is on Sunday. Which is why I wanted to share some of my favorite music for a Sunday.
If I was allowed to redo Sacrament meeting, we would probably have speakers once a month. The rest of the time, it would be all about the music. Music really helps me to feel the Spirit. And I know that is not true of just myself, but many people. So for today, I thought I would just share some of my favorite spiritually uplifting songs.
This first song is one of my favorite hymns, even though it is not found in the LDS hymnal (although I wish it were). It is Amazing Grace. This is such a beautiful song and the Celtic Women did such a good job with it (not surprisingly, they have such beautiful voices).
Another favorite of mine is O Divine Redeemer. Now I know why this is not in any hymnal. It is a beautiful song, but not easy to sing. (When I was in the MTC, I was part of a choir that sang this song (yes, anybody could be in the choir lol) when the MTC president's term was over and it was his favorite song and I can tell you this is a hard song to sing. (Although the MTC choir did a beautiful job that day.) Here it is being sung by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and as always, the choir does a wonderful job.
The final song that I am sharing today is Beautiful Savior. I wish I had a recording of our Junior Primary singing this today during music time. I would just play that cause they sang so beautifully. Since I don't, I am using the performance by a children's choir during General Conference.
Honestly, I could sit here all day and share favorite pieces. Alas, I don't have time and y'all would quit listening before I got to the end. So, to wrap up I just want to share some of my favorite groups/artists for uplifting music.
Dallyn Vail Bayles
Jars of Clay
Tell me, who are your "go to" artists/groups when you are looking for uplifting music? I'm always looking for new music, so I'd love to hear your recommendations.