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“Sweet Sweet Sound” by Sarah Reeves

In searching for You-Tube videos of Danyew’s music, I found this wonderful new Christian artist:  Sarah Reeves. Danyew accompanied her on one of her tours (see video below – there’s a quick flash of him on the guitar).

I was so enamored by her voice in the above clip that I searched for more of her music and found this song on her myspace page (www.myspace.com/sarahreevesmusic). I was hooked from the very first line.

Be blessed! 🙂

I am an instrument of the living God
My life a melody to His name
More than the songs I sing
Worship is everything
I live to glorify my King

Hear the song of my life
Let it be a sweet, sweet sound
Let it be a sweet, sweet sound
I raise this anthem high
Let it be a sweet, sweet sound
Let it be a sweet, sweet sound

Through all the mire and clay
You’re washing me with grace
You carry me, oh Lord, through it all
So I will testify even in the fire
I live to praise my Savior

Hear the song of my life
Let it be a sweet, sweet sound
Let it be a sweet, sweet sound
I raise this anthem high
Let it be a sweet, sweet sound
Let it be a sweet, sweet sound

Let everything that has breath
Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord
And all creation will sing Hallelujah

Hear the song of my life
Let it be a sweet, sweet sound
Let it be a sweet, sweet sound
I raise this anthem high

Let it be a sweet, sweet sound
Let it be a sweet, sweet sound

Streetlight – Danyew

Interesting fact about Phil Danyew:  All of the instruments you hear in his songs are played by him! Impressive, right?

I saw that a lot of the hits for my post of the “Beautiful King” lyrics were by people searching for “Streetlight” lyrics, so I figured I might as well add those lyrics as well. It was a little harder to transcribe because it’s a bit faster than “Beautiful King,” but here it is! 🙂  This a great song about the awesome guide we have in our Father God. He’s our streetlight! Let’s follow Him wherever He wants to take us in our lives. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t want to follow any one else.

I saw a Love, deeper than the Pacific,
I saw a Love, burning brighter than a million stars,
In a single line,
You make alive,
Anyone who feels that You bring to mind,
Everything that’s beautiful in this life,
I find who I wanna be inside Your eyes,
Inside Your mind,
Yea, I need Your life
‘Cause I’m living just to love You, and…

I saw, You glowing like a streetlight and,
I fell, in love just tryin’ to understand
Why You loved me first.
Your heart, is all I ever want to know,
And I’ll go, anywhere You want to go,
You’re shining bright.
You’re my streetlight.

Am I out of control?
Or do I have a vision to change the world?
Am I looking for means to pave the way,
For brighter days?
‘Cause your love has changed the way it used to be.
‘Cause it used to be
I couldn’t see 5 feet in front of me,
Fighting to breathe on the heavy seas of incompletes
And tired dreams,
‘Til You finally took me over, and…

I saw, You glowing like a streetlight and,
I fell, in love just tryin’ to understand
Why You loved me first.
Your heart, is all I ever want to know
And I’ll go, anywhere You want to go,
You’re shining bright.
You’re my streetlight.

I can see the stars,
The clouds are gone
The weather’s at our fingertips.
I’ll be waiting for,
Waiting for You.
Take me where You want
I’ll go!

I saw, You glowing like a streetlight and,
I fell, in love just tryin’ to understand
Why you loved me first.
Your heart is all I ever want to know,
And I’ll go, anywhere you want to go,
You’re shining bright.
You’re my streetlight.

Beautiful King – Danyew

God is so good. He is taking me to higher heights and new revelations in Him. I have realized that I have been focusing on the wrong things and for too long. I recently became really frustrated and didn’t understand why He wouldn’t give me something I wanted, but when I finally stopped focusing on what I wanted, how much I wanted it, and my frustration for not having it, I realized that it isn’t right for me right now. I’m not ready for this gift. Right now, He wants my sole focus to be on Him and that is exactly what I plan to do. Dive deeper into my Beautiful King, the Ultimate Peace for my soul.

I recently downloaded this song from itickets.com, where it will be available until Sunday, Mar 22nd.  It’s called “Beautiful King” by Phil Danyew, an up-and-coming Christian artist. I love everything about this song, from the guitar intro, to his lovely voice, to the melody, and most especially, THE LYRICS! They are so beautiful. I have been playing the song on repeat for like… the past 2 hours. haha. And it’s still going! 🙂 The lyrics aren’t posted online, so I typed them up. Here they are! Be Blessed!

Beautiful King,
has anybody seen
Your glory unfold?
You walk up to me
with sparks in Your eyes,
You brighten my world

And You’ll always be my only One.
You’re the only God I’ll ever love
because…

Every word that you say
wields the beauty of angels.
Every smile is arrayed
with a joy like wedding bells.
It’s my heart you hold.
Of your mystery I sing.
I will stand and behold
my Beautiful King

Love of my soul,
with power untold,
who is like you?
Lamb that was slain,
my God, You reign
in victory and truth.

And I’ll follow You all my days.
And I’ll give to You every single thing.
I hand everything over…

Every word that You say
wields the beauty of angels.
Every smile is arrayed
with a joy like wedding bells.
It’s my heart You hold.
Of your mystery i sing.
I will stand and behold
my Beautiful King.

And time flies by.
We’re not standing alone.
Every word that You say,
Father, let it be known.
I fall so fast
without You by my side.
Let Your beauty be seen

Let Your glory unfold
Let Your glory unfold
Let Your glory unfold
Let Your glory unfold

Every word that You say
wields the beauty of angels.
‘Cause every smile is arrayed
with a joy like wedding bells.
It’s my heart You hold.
Of Your mystery i sing.
I will stand and behold
my Beautiful King!!!

‘Cause every word that you say
wields the beauty of angels.
‘Cause every smile is arrayed
with a joy like wedding bells.
It’s my heart You hold.
Of your mystery i sing.
I will stand and behold
my Beautiful King

I really love this song because it where I currently am spiritually. Given the personal revelation I described above, it is a wonderful example to me of what I need to be doing right now. Praising Him (“Beautiful King!!! Love of my soul!”) in the midst of dedicating ALL of my focus to Him (“You’ll always be my only One”… “And I’ll follow you all my days… give to you every single thing”). I have to resist the distractions and the temptations to look elsewhere (“And time flies by. We’re not standing alone… I fall so fast without You by my side”) and seek only His guidance and His deeper revelations (“Every word that You say, Father, let it be known… Let your glory unfold”). What a beautiful prayer!! I love it so much and feel so blessed by it! Thank you, Jesus! He truly meets us right where we are and EXACTLY when we need Him.

Brother Danyew has an EP album out, which features his other song, “Streetlight.”

And here is Brother Danyew being silly. He’s so adorable!

Further proof of his adorable-ness:

He seems like such a humble, passionate artist. I’m excited to hear what new songs he releases in the future and I hope he releases them soon! He’s such a blessing!

Revival

Wow, so I haven’t been on here in a while! Well, I plan to change that. God has really brought me to a point in my life where I am just relishing in Him. I’ve made some new friendships with brothers and sisters and am so grateful that I have surrendered to this change in my life.

I’ve been yearning something, and I think I know what it is now. I’m longing to just talk about Him. To talk in depth and at length about my King. To challenge others with and be challenged by His word. And I guess I am a little discouraged because I don’t have any one person that I can talk with like this. My mom is SO unbelievably busy, working to support my whole family now that my dad has lost his job. She’s very tired, and though of course we talk about Him, we don’t have the time to talk at length and in depth as we used to be able to do. And then my Christian friends here at school are so busy preparing for graduate school admissions exams, among the other million things they’re involved in. So I can’t talk with them because they don’t have the time. Friends at other schools have their own Christian friends and have formed their own deep bonds with them. So, they don’t have the time to go in depth with me, when I’m sure they’re doing that with others at their university. SO, I am left alone in this. But not so alone 🙂 God will have to be my Bible study buddy, and, well, who better to have, right?!

I imagine this must have been how my mom felt when my brother and I were younger and she started to seek God more deeply. My dad wasn’t in the picture spiritually, and since they had just moved to a new area, she didn’t know anyone who she could talk with about the Lord. From what she has shared with me, it didn’t seem like her old friends were at a point of seeking the Lord just yet. So she was alone… as I am now. But of course, not alone, because He was there, as He is here for me now.

I think I’m just a little saddened and frustrated because I am so used to going to people and talking with people about God. So to not have anyone to talk to feels so different, and a little off. But I think this isolation is only good for me. Because people are not going to always be in the picture. They’re not always going to be available to converse with me… so in such situations, what will I do? I need to be less dependent on others and solely dependent on God.

Wow, Lord… I think I get it now. I think this is why I am here this semester. See, I was supposed to be abroad in England right now, but I couldn’t because of financial problems at home. The disappointment of not being able to go abroad is a pain that I’ve kind of filed away in the back of my mind because facing it is too sad for me. I’ve never been out of the country nor had an experience so independent of family and friends, so my heart was really broken when I couldn’t go. I think this disappointment is manifesting itself this semester by my lack of drive. I am literally pushing myself through all of my work. I am really not excited about pretty much anything I am learning… except perhaps the new language I’m picking up. But, I even have to push myself on that. I guess you could say I’m experiencing a little depression. And although I have not turned these sentiments into anger toward God, I have been questioning Him on why this couldn’t work out for me. All throughout college, I have felt like I was at least a step behind the other students in terms of experience/academic background. So I was really looking forward to 1) getting away from university and 2) having an experience that would be mine, all mine… something worthwhile that I could finally talk about with my more experienced peers. But now that I type that out, it really seems like my motivations were fueled indirectly by others. I’ll have to think about that. But yea, so I’ve been deeply disappointed and wondering why God has me here. I think it’s for this isolation. I think it’s because He wants me to dig deeper into Him, to find myself in Him and Him alone. I think it’s because He wants me to face the pain in my life. Rather than running across the ocean to get away from thoughts of my parents’ bad marriage and my feelings of being caught in the middle, I think He wants me to stand here and face it and make room for His healing.

So, although I am still disappointed, I won’t turn away from Him. I’ve been there done that and only know that that leaves me empty and dark. No, this time, I will look to Him and trust that He will turn this disappointment into the purest joy and contentment in Him. After all, I did set the new year’s resolution that I would become the best version of myself yet… I think God’s got me on the right track for that.