I’m just going to come right out and say that I am a Sandi Patty fan. Her music is so uplifting, and most of it was right in my range, which, of course, meant that I had to sing along. In fact, once I was practicing for an audition for a musical and needed to improve my range. So, I popped her cassette in (yes, a cassette!) and sang with her while I drove back and forth to work. I remember my kids having one of her cassettes of children’s music. I don’t know if they’d admit it or remember it, but they loved it at the time.
I woke up this morning hearing Sandi singing, “I will sing of the mercies of The Lord forever! I will sing! I will sing!” I still find all of this music and songs in my head business very fascinating. I haven’t listened to Ms. Patty in a very long time and have no idea where our cassettes are or if I even still have them. She was singing this song in my head when I woke up, though, which led me to find the Psalm it’s taken from… Psalm 89:
I will sing of the steadfast love (mercies) of the LORD, forever; with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations.
My study Bible translates as “I will sing of The Lord’s great love forever.” And that’s my first response. When I am feeling loved by God, loved on and blessed by my Lord, I sing. I still sing in the car with whoever is on the radio, or my iPod. The songs may change, the lyrics may be different, but really and truly what I am doing is singing of the mercies of The Lord! And I will continue to do so, because it lifts my heart, breaks down my self and it allows me to express my thankfulness and gratefulness to God with the gift He gave me. My range is shorter and my voice is not as strong as it was (thanks to cervical spine surgery) but I can still sing!!
I couldn’t find a video of this song, but click and listen to They Could Not. Also one of hers that I loved to sing!!!