Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Amazing Grace














http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvYIjFtPQEk&feature=related

59 comments:

Caroline said...

Gosh Renee, you're in full Christmas mode over here at your blog! I can barely keep up! This looks so lovely but I daren't open it as my computer is limping along at the moment and crashes at the mere hint of a YouTube clip! I do love all the festive pictures you've been posting - thank you! Caroline x

Arija said...

How beautiful Renee. I am again angry with blogger ... your posts have again not registered for days and days.

Love ya.

Diva Kreszl said...

Beautiful in any language! Thanks for this clip and yes I'll have that highball please!!!

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Gorgeous photo!!!!!!!
Love, Darla

Ces said...

You mean a COOK? Hey this image is pure magic! I love cardinals. My mother-in-law loved cardinals and we have several that she made hanging on our Christmas Tree.

Today we have Canadian cold weather down in the gulf. However it is bright and sunny.

I dare you to spank me. I dare you!!!

Deborah said...

That was so beautiful...the music and the Indian art. Quite enjoyable, Lovee! **kisskiss** Deb

Annie said...

That is one beautiful photo. Where do you find them?
Love and kisses.xoxo

Diana Evans said...

Hi Renee!!! We are still waiting for some snow here....that photo is beautiful!!! with the red cardinal...he reminds me of you...you stand out in a very special way!!!

Great rendition of Amazing Grace...wow!!!

Hugs
Diana

Noreen said...

Beautiful!

Marie S said...

No matter what language or instrument, this song rocks my soul.
Thank you!
Stay warm and cozy my pretty.

Mim said...

we are having a big, beautiful (horrible to drive in) snowstorm today

kj said...

"Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me....
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now, I see.

T'was Grace that taught...
my heart to fear.
And Grace, my fears relieved.
How precious did that Grace appear...
the hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares...
we have already come.
T'was Grace that brought us safe thus far...
and Grace will lead us home.

The Lord has promised good to me...
His word my hope secures.
He will my shield and portion be...
as long as life endures.

When we've been here ten thousand years...
bright shining as the sun.
We've no less days to sing God's praise...
then when we've first begun.

"Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me....
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now, I see.

xoxo to my beloved friend renee, her sisters, her children and grandchildren, her husband, her mom, and all her special friends who come here simply and devotedly to love....

happy holidays from kj

lakeviewer said...

Inspiring! Just the recipe to go with that drink you whipped up. Thanks.

yoborobo said...

I love cardinals! We have them here, and when I first moved east from the west coast, I practically had a car accident pointing them out to my kids! I will visit youtube when my computer thinks I should. Right now it thinks I shouldn't. :) I hope you are having a good day - xoxox love Pam

Allegra Smith said...

"What would A. do"? She would tell you what a wonderful human being you are, what a persistent, faithful and loving friend you are. What a comrade in arms, needing very few words and one piece of wood here and there only, to keep the roaring fire alive and going.

She would tell you you are a gift that changes every time she opens the package, and her heart sings and her laughter takes away her pain for that magical moment when she gets what you are doing or thinking. I know she would. Because she has loved you for a very long time silently, and when the time came, you must have realized as well that there was no need for many words that have already been spoken life after life, forever.

Maggie's garden said...

Love this!!

Baino said...

Now that sounds better. I hate the lyric 'saved a wretch like me' but love the tune so it sounds lovely in another language.

~Babs said...

OH! Renee, it's my favorite song of ALL!
The tiny part of my little finger that is Cherokee loves this!
And the beautifil red cardinal picture,,wonderfilled!

Marion said...

Beautiful, Renee! I heard the Celtic Women on public television last night singing this song to the bagpipes. It was awesome! I hope you're having a great day. Love and Blessings, my pal!

Dawn said...

simply stunning, wonderful x

studio lolo said...

Oh my, one of my all time favorite songs. When I'm in the shower I often sing it, or when I've had a bit of wine. And let me tell you, I can sing it sister ;)

Thank you for sharing another gem.

xoxoxo
Lolo

Mim said...

nothing in the mail, hope it's not lost.
Be well!

Ribbon said...

that was very beautiful Renee...
thanks for finding and sharing that.
I hadn't thought of those peoples in a long while.

xoxo
Ribbon

secret agent woman said...

Cardinals are beuatiful in any season, but were absolutely made for a snowy day.

Silke said...

Beautiful, Renee! I've missed much during my recent travels and I hold you and your family in my heart!! Love, Silke

jacquie said...

omg that was beautiful

Sue said...

Beautiful!

Thanks for sharing the clip and the remarkable pic!

Hugs to you!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh yes, surely this is God's grace, he paints those beautiful red birds in the middle of His winter wonderland. Your blog header is so gorgeous, I could stare at it all day.
Karen

Linda said...

Awwww...Renee. That cardinal is so beautiful. They always seem to say 'Merry Christmas', don't they?

Have you had any eggnog yet? I have some sippin' whiskey that would pick it up a little - with fresh ground nutmeg. Yum!

I'm responding to every post. Hope your seeing them. Don't worry about responding - you get so much mail!

I just want you to know I think of you every single day with love.

xoxo right back at you

Deborah said...

Prayers upon my lips, rising up to heaven...remove the cup, Lord.
I love you, Renee.

Wine and Words said...

So pretty. I love the bright red bird amid all that bleak. Blessings Renee.

yoborobo said...

Morning, Renee - sending you and Jacquie a hug. xoxoxo Pam

lakeviewer said...

Hey you, beautiful thing, you. Do you know what you do? You leave star dust everywhere, with every word. I love what you said to me. It brought me tears of joy. ( that's just how I want to feel, touched by an angel) WOW!

Momo Luna said...

Just a HUGE hug for you dear Renee..... i'll write you an email this evening.

Sweet greetz and xxx

Miss Becky said...

oh dear Renee, you had me laughing because I hadn't a clue what you were referring to by "color wheel". It finally landed though, and this is what I mean ~ http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/

I hope the link works. Unable to put lights on aluminum trees the alternative was a motorized mechanism that sits on the floor next to the tree. The wheel turns round, shining green, red, yellow, and blue light on the tree. Very retro...from the 60's I believe.
Many people collect aluminum trees, and the color wheels are rather difficult to find, unless they are made new now, I don't know. thanks for the laugh!

I am so enjoying your Christmas mood here... :)

xoxo

Karin Bartimole said...

really beautiful renee.
holding you close in my heart, sending prayers and love,
k

Angie Muresan said...

Oh Renee. I love this song. And I am crying, because I feel so much goes on behind it. Thinking of you.

Kristin said...

WOW, that is just gorgeous!

Ruth said...

Ah, it makes me want to weep, for joy and beauty.

Ces said...

Did you steal Bella's head?

Bogey said...

Cardinals are one of my favourite birds especially in the winter. Earlier today, I came by here quickly, saw the photo and smiled. Then later, as I was looking out our rear window in the office, there sitting at the feeder, in all his crimson spledour, was a beautiful Cardinal oblivious to the blowing snow surrounding him. Here's hoping all is going well with you today Renee.

Silke said...

Just checking in, Renee, to see how you are doing?! Are you feeling better again? Sending lots of love! Silke

zoe said...

what a beautiful photo!! thank you

Betzie said...

Only God could create something so beautiful...
Thanks for sharing Renee, hope you are feeling well. xoxo

Silver said...

hey, i listened to this version before too. It's lovely,just lovely.

love & huggies,
~Silver

Tom Bailey said...

This song does so much for me and theis picture is GREAT! I have never heard this version before thank you for sharing it!

Kindest regards,
Tom Bailey

Linda said...

The Native American Peoples have such a spiritual connection to the earth. Their reverence for it and the belief they are not separate from it centers them on the correct path. We are all truly one people.

We are all made of stardust. This is not the final form of our being.

I hope you sleep all night and that a rainbow touches your shoulder in the morning.

xoxo right back at you

beedeebabee♥ said...

Such a beautiful photo! I just love the winter! Hi Renee, thanks for your sweet visit to my blog today! Hugs, Paulette

Doris Sturm said...

What a lovely picture - that red Robin sure looks striking stitting amongst the snow covered branches. I set it as my desk top ;-)

Hope you're feeling well today,
Doris :-)

~* The Beldame on Peach Street *~ said...

Dropping by to say hello and send my love!

Night, night & sweet dreams,

Jamie

A Dancing Mango said...

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Don't miss the fun.
There are other giveaways as well.
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Yvonne Anderson said...

Love all your Chrissy pictures :)

I agree with the not-for-profit roles, I am enjoying connecting with people and helping any way I can so they can cope with their illness in an empowering way.

We have a speaker Phil Kerslake who has written a fantastic book called Life, Happiness & Cancer. I do recommend it! He is such an inspiration.....

A Cuban In London said...

Beautiful music and images. Many thanks. Peace, love and respect, indeed.

Greetings from London.

Woman in a Window said...

Yes, it is.
xo
erin

Karin Bartimole said...

love your amazing grace.
xoxoxoxoxoxox
Karin

one little acorn said...

Beautiful Renee. Thank you for this, it was truly stunning. I spent a little time browsing in you tube while there and have now posted an inuit version on my blog which is breathtaking too.
Lots of love to you.
xxx

BT said...

Brrr, that photo makes me feel cold. It is beautiful though.

Rob-bear said...

A beautiful Cardinal in an exquisite winter setting, Glorious, Renee.

Caio Fernandes said...

this is fantastic dear . thank you !!