December 18 Sing

Sing, song – thankfully, these are all around us. We sing the psalms in church; “of thee I sing.” We sing songs in popular culture. I go back to Benny Goodman’s “Sing, Sing, Sing.” Unfortunately, I can no longer jitterbug. One of my favorite songs is, “With a Song in my Heart,” the biopic of Jane Froman and from the musical Spring by Rodgers and Hart. But my favorite song is simply “Sing.” Whether you like the version from the Muppets or from the Carpenters doesn’t matter, although I prefer Karen Carpenter singing it.

When I hear Karen signing this, it brings me comfort; it brings me closer to God and His Holy Creation.

I love when we sing the Lord’s Prayer in church. It is so beautiful even when sung by my gruff base voice. God and Lord Jesus hears us praying in song, and this is a blessing for all mankind.

© Russell Kendall Carter

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