Sunday, August 18, 2019

Sunday Songs of Grateful Praise - Lord, You've Been Good To Me

Today I'm starting a new feature on my blog. On Sundays I plan to share a song that has special meaning to me and speaks to my faith. I love the old hymns and some of the newer songs of praise and faith. I hope they speak to your heart as they do mine. I may share the stories behind the songs and a Bible verse or two. I might share how a song has touched my life and I may share how songs have touched the hearts of other people.

If you know me well, you know that music has always been an important part of my life. I started singing almost the moment I realized I had a voice. When I first discovered my grandma's piano I couldn't keep my hands off of it. I studied music through my growing up years and through college and taught piano lessons for many years.  I've used my music gifts to serve God in many places. Music seems to be embedded into my soul. I can't imagine a world without it. If you visit my home you will most likely hear music playing or you may catch me singing as I go about my day. It's only natural that music has been a part of my life - in the best of times and in the hardest of times.

During my recent health crisis and through the continuing recovery time there have been many songs that have spoken deeply to my heart. Some were prayers asking God for strength to walk the path ahead. Some were songs of praise and faith for what He has done and will continue to do. Some were songs that brought joy and peace; others were songs that caused me to stop and worship Him. One song that was new to me has become a song I sing often these days. The words are exactly what is in my heart! I hope it blesses you, too.

 Lord You've been good to me
All my life, all my life
Your loving kindness never fails
I will remember
All You have done
Bring from my heart
Thanksgiving songs

New every morning is Your love
Filled with compassion from above
Grace and forgiveness full and free
Lord You've been good to me

So may each breath I take
Be for you Lord, only You
Giving You back the life I owe
Love so amazing
Mercy so free
Lord You've been good
So good to me

I lift you high in praise, my God, O my King! and I'll bless your name into eternity. I'll bless you every day, and keep it up from now to eternity. God is magnificent; he can never be praised enough. There are no boundaries to his greatness.Psalm 145:1-3
(The Message) 

Song: 'Lord You've Been Good To Me'
Written by Graham Kendrick
Listen to the song here

With A Grateful Heart,


  1. What a lovely song. I envy you your musical talent.

  2. I love that song! Oh I would love to hear you sing lady! My oldest granddaughter sings, plays piano, guitar, electric guitar, keyboard and well...she has written a few songs and put music too it for her family. Just melts my old heart that she sings for the Lord. She helps lead youth praise and worship time on Wednesday nights. I am ministered too more by song than anything most often.Hugs and blessings, Cindy

    1. Dropping back by dear lady. I still do not see where I can sign up to get your posts when they are made. Not sure if it is on my end or not but see nothing. (Sad face) Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  3. Oh, I love that song too! I do know we are sisters are we are so much alike! You know my love for music and I have played for Jesus all my life! So glad to see your post and thank you for the visit!
    You are a blessings,
    Shelia ;)

  4. i love your idea for your Sunday posts...pretty song.

  5. He was a man that was irascible and vocal about is assessments of life by and large, and particularly music.


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