How Do You Raise the Roof?

May 26, 2012 | 30 comments

With praise, of course!

A happy and blessed weekend from our country church, Our Saviors, straight to you! (This is the view from my yard.)

All right, let’s tear the roof off this place. What worship song really gets you moving? Share in the comment box. (Links welcome!) Let’s Praise the Roof.

 

In community with Deidra …

by | May 26, 2012 | 30 comments

30 Comments

    • dukeslee

      Oh Dea … Love this one. I haven’t heard that song in a while. I’m praising with you, friend. Lifting my voice with you, to the King.

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    • dukeslee

      Woot! I’m lovin’ it Patricia! I love how you praise!

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  1. Laurie Collett

    Paul told us to rejoice always, and in all things to give thanks — singing praise can do both! Thanks for the lovely post, and for stopping by & commenting at Saved by Grace! God bless,
    Laurie

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    • dukeslee

      GREAT point, Laurie. I’m not a very good multi-tasker, but I guess I’m doing JUST that when I sing. 🙂

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    • dukeslee

      Lindy … I know the Jason Gray song, but haven’t seen that video yet. I’ll check it out. Thanks for whoopin’ it up with me this morning, Lindy! Have a very blessed Sunday praising the roof where you are.

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    • dukeslee

      Karen … This kind of naughtiness is much encouraged. 🙂

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    • Renee

      I’m with Karen 🙂 And I think I’ll claim her two and add a third, just to keep things interesting!

      “Savior King” is currently on my autoplay 🙂

      http://youtu.be/_7BQzic-zLs

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  2. Dave

    ‘Worthy Is The Lamb’ by The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir…especially following The Lord’s Supper.

    Talk about being undone…

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    • dukeslee

      A-to-the-Men. Thank you for this. My heart is swelled with praise, reading these comments this morning.

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  3. Diane Bailey

    I love it. I’m working on a praise blog myself! Great minds on God…

    And my get up and raise the roof song? Take These Shakles Off My Feet, I Want to Dance

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    • dukeslee

      Yes! Love that one, Diane. You and Patricia (a few comments before you) can sing a duet. I’ll be dancing. 🙂

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  4. Jennifer

    This is one of my all time favorites; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbe7OruLk8I

    So tender and reminds me of singing with my grandmother then my hands extend so high on the “my chains are gone” part! So freeing! Sweet Amazing Grace! Thank you Jesus!

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    • dukeslee

      That song is such a wonderful take on an old classic. Tomlin has a unique way of leading worship. I’ve attended two or three of his concerts, and every time, I forget all about Tomlin and can only think on the Lord. He has a wonderful way of ‘getting out of the way’ even though he’s the only human in the spotlight. That is a gift. And it is something I want to model in my regular life.

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    • dukeslee

      Wonderful songs, Marsha! I’d love to sing the Lord’s praises next to you someday. Until then, this is the next best thing. I feel like we’re swaying beside each other in the pew of my little country church. God bless you, friend.

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      • Marsha

        Yes, I can see us now! Palms raised to the Lord, full hearts, stirred spirits, singing praises to the Almighty… me off key of course. 😉 Blessings to you and yours as well my new found friend. <

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  5. Lynn Morrissey

    May we raise the roof heavenward! Thank you for inviting us to, Jennifer. When my daughter and I sang on tour to the Czech Republic, the dejected countenances of people who had been oppressed for years by Communist rule literally changed before our eyes when we sang praises to God. I wish I had our recording to share of “He Never Failed Me Yet.” But here is a recording of this Gospel song with its powerful message of God’s utter faithfulness: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yVZ0bJR8N4&feature=related
    And who could not raise hands or raise roofs to the powerful hymns of Kristen and Keith Getty? Here’s In Christ Alone, sung by the composer at Dr. Jeremiah’s church:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZuIyrwSqHY&feature=related
    And now, no doubt, we’re all raising hands and on our feet for perhaps the greatest praise music of all time! Hallelujah! (And no one can perform it like the British). Glory!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3TUWU_yg4s&feature=related

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    • dukeslee

      The Gettys are wonderfully gifted. They were here in Iowa, at the college where I teach, back in February. I would have loved to have seen them, but was unable to attend. They have a new(ish) album out with a song called “By Faith” that I really like.

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  6. Megan Willome

    I don’t get to hear it anymore, but everything from James Mark Gulley at Antioch Community Church in Waco. He never uses his name, but I know his voice and guitar strum anywhere.

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    • dukeslee

      Wonderful. Thank you Megan. For some reason, your comment took me back to my old church, where my mom and two Anderson sisters would sing in a trio. They almost always sang Gaither songs. And I knew all those songs by heart. They would sing them at our church, and in area churches, and I often went along to hear them when they traveled around. The sisters’ voices blended so well, and it seemed like Mom was a sister, too — the way her voice fit right in. They just sounded so good together. My favorite trio song: “He Touched Me.”

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  7. Cindy

    Well, God is all about praise and joy and laughter! I think the pictures posted so far on Deidra’s blog are just about that! I SO love this thought of Praising the Roof!!

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  8. Jillie

    ‘Amazing Grace’
    ‘In Christ Alone’

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  9. Susan (Runnermom)

    Hey girl! There are quite a few, but Shackles and Manifesto get the blood going and the arms raised high to my Lord!
    Hugs!
    Susan

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  10. Marlys Lenters

    Michael W. Smith–Agnus Dei
    This one gets me every time

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  11. Joanne Norton

    I’m a “worship-filled” person, so it’s sometimes difficult for me to NOT be singing in voice or heart. At present, my favorite is “A New Hallelujah.” Oh, do I rejoice!!!

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  12. viviene

    Wow.. what a nice view! =D It’s so hard to choose 8l

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