Saturday, October 2, 2010

Better than a Hallelujah! :D

Amy Grant's beautiful song "Better than a Hallelujah!" reminds me of my father.  He drank excessively and there were times after I became a teenager that I would try to talk to him the right times, of course.  I wanted him to go to church and leave alcohol behind and get his heart right with God.  He would tell me that I was right.....but he had to "clean up his act first...he was too sinful now."  I would tell him, "Oh no, Dad, it doesn't work that way!  You go to Jesus and He will clean you up!  No sin is too dark that He will not accept you!" 

May you today KNOW that our Father in heaven loves you just as you are....come to Him and He will make you whole!  I hope you have a chance to go to church this Sunday!  :)

Amy Grant's Better than a Hallelujah

God loves a lullaby
In a mothers tears in the dead of night

Better than a Hallelujah sometimes.

God loves a drunkards cry,
The soldiers plea not to let him die

Better than a Hallelujah sometimes.

We pour out our miseries
God just hears a melody

Beautiful the mess we are
The honest cries of breaking hearts

Are better than a Hallelujah

The woman holding on for life,
The dying man giving up the fight

Are better than a Hallelujah sometimes

The tears of shame for what's been done,
The silence when the words won't come

Are better than a Hallelujah sometimes.

We pour out our miseries
God just hears a melody

Beautiful the mess we are
The honest cries of breaking hearts

Are better than a Hallelujah

Better than a church bell ringing,
Better than a choir singing out,singing out.

We pour out our miseries
God just hears a melody

Beautiful the mess we are
The honest cries of breaking hearts

Are better than a Hallelujah

Repeat Chorus
To listen and enjoy this song go: HERE

Have a wonderful, blessed Sunday!  I am linking today with Spiritual Sundays   ....please visit them and be truly blessed by all the others joining the Sunday party!

Hugs to you! 
Pslam 28:7


Anonymous said...

What a sweet reminder of God's love, unconditional love, for all of us. I love Amy Grant's music.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful, heartfelt post. It so true, if waited til we cleaned our acts up...none of us would be saved. Patty

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

A precious post. God Bless. Hugs, Marty

Whidbey Woman said...

Thank you for sharing from your heart. Happy Spiritual Sunday!

Suzy said...

I love the words to this reminds me of my father too every time I hear it.

Saleslady371 said...

This is a lovely reminder of His amazing grace. Thank you for stopping by and visiting me. You have a beautiful blog!

Karen said...

I have heard it! God just hears melodys, that is precious. Hope your Sunday is restful and spent with HIM.

Shelia said...

Hi Carolyn! Oh, this is a sweet post and a wonderful reminder of our Heavenly Father's love!! I love that song!!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

micey said...

great song and great post!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

What a sweet post. None of us can clean ourselves up but he loves us as we are.Happy Spiritual Sunday!

Susan said...

We are to be "fishers of men" and then Jesus and The Holy Spirit do the cleaning! So glad it's not our job!!!

sarah said...

this is totally true!!! Nothing is so black...or dark...or horrible that His love is not greater still. thanks for the reminder.

Sherri said...

Carolyn, what a beautiful song and I watched the version of it-how wonderful!! Thank you for sharing and have a blessed day! SMILE!

Marydon said...

G'morn ~ What a lovely write ... He loves us regardless ...

Have a beautiful Sunday ~
TTFN Hugs, Marydon

PS Have you visited yet? If not, you should ... she is a wonderful creator & artist ... & the sweetest gal ever!

Donnie said...

I too was a child of alcohol and I feel my faith is stronger for it. Unfortunately food or gluttony is my big addiction and I have faith the Lord will help me with that too.

Charlotte said...

This is so true. My Dad drank excessively when I was growing up. He quit when his best friend and cousin who was his "drinking buddy" was killed in an auto accident when I was 11 years old. I was so happy that he quit drinking, but mother and i could never get him to go to church with us. He always said he was too busy. He never did find time. He died at age 85. This has been one of the saddest things in my life. As far as I know, he never gave his life to Christ. He didn't have time. So sad.
Thank you for sharing.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

I'm so thank-full the Lord loves us and cleans us. What a sweet daughter to talk to your dad about going to church.
God Bless,

The Paint Splash said...

Oh how I do love this song. Thank you for sharing it. Many don't listen to contemporary music so miss out on these great songs. Blessings, Debbie

Renee said...

What a heartfelt post.....such a beautiful song from Amy Grant. Thanks for sharing this with us...God bless.

Dianne said...

Wow! I have never heard this song. Can't listen to it now as the computer is in the same room where hubby is watching TV but I will come back and listen to it. I love the words and somehow I feel that God is the most pleased with me, not when I sin, but when I cry out to Him in my helplessness--which is what the song is saying I think--really makes me stop and think! Thank you!

Susan B said...

A beautiful post! Thank you for sharing it. God bless...

lioneagle said...

Greetings Carolyn -

I read and was moved by this post of yours.

It led me to go back into my blog "Archive" and re-post a piece.

If you are so inclined, please visit the post that I placed today, Monday October 4, 2010.

Thank you for your consideration.

Ruth said...

i love this song so much... i even posted it on my blog and week ago.