Friday, December 6, 2013

Carman Songs

real name:     Carmelo Domenic Licciardello

The River

Everybody Praise The Lord

Great God (Music Video version)

Sunday School Rock (Music Video version)

Lord, I Love You

Radically Saved (Full Album) 1988

1. Intro
2. I've Been Delivered   (at 18 seconds)
3. Lord Of All (at 3 minutes and 33 seconds)
4. Radically Saved (at 8 minutes)
5. No Way, We Are Not Ashamed (at 12 minutes)

6. Soap Song
7. Celebrating Jesus
8. Bless God (at 24 minutes and 52 seconds)
9. Jericho: The Shout Of Victory
10. I Feel Jesus
11. God Of All Nations Medley: Lord Of All The Land And Sea (Africa)/Praise The Lord Our God (Germany)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Name of Jesus Is So Sweet


The Name of Jesus is so sweet,
I love its music to repeat;
It makes my joys full and complete,
The precious Name of Jesus!


“Jesus,” O how sweet the Name!
“Jesus,” every day the same;
“Jesus,” let all saints proclaim
Its worthy praise forever!

I love the Name of Him Whose heart
Knows all my griefs and bears a part;
Who bids all anxious fears depart,
I love the Name of Jesus!


That Name I fondly love to hear,
It never fails my heart to cheer;
Its music dries the falling tear,
Exalt the Name of Jesus!


No word of man can ever tell
How sweet the Name I love so well;
O let its praises ever swell,
O praise the Name of Jesus!


Thursday, October 31, 2013

Baby Got Book

Here's a Christian parody of Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back"

Baby Got Book

glossary for non-Christians: 

"bad place": meaning hell or Gehenna
Bill Hybels: Founder & Senior Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church

"chicks that do devos": "Devos" refers to "devotions" or "devotionals" which are times of performing spiritual exercises like private prayer and Bible reading

hades: one of the New Testament Greek words referring to the abode of the dead

"heathen guys": Here "heathen" means a non-Christian

"holy kissing": This is a reference to the Bible verses where the Apostle Paul told the original readers of his letters to greet each other with a "holy kiss" (Rom. 16:16; 1 Cor. 16:20; 2 Cor. 13:12; 1 Thess. 5:26)  

John Wesley: The main founder of the Christian denomination of Methodism

KJV: The King James Version of the Bible also known as the Authorized Version of 1611

Koinonia: This is the New Testament Greek word for "fellowship"

NIV: The New International Version of the Bible

paraphrase: Paraphrases are loose renderings or translations of a statement or document

reborn: This refers to being "born again" which is statement made by Jesus in John 3:3 and 3:7. It is also a phrase especially used by Evangelical Christians
saved: This refers to one's spiritual salvation

Thompson chain:
This is a version of the Bible which is well known for having related Bible references next to Bible verses

"triple 6 thrown down":
This means rejecting evil, or the Devil or the anti-Christ or the Beast because it's a reference to the "666" mentioned in Rev. 13:13

All Things Are Better In Koine

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Soap Song

Humorous song written and sung by Carman based on Soap Operas

His Eye Is On The Sparrow

sung by three Gospel singer greats!

Blessed Assurance

One Day At A Time

sung by Ivan Parker

sung by Lynda Randle

Little Is Much When God Is In It

Take My Life

Holiness, holiness is what I long for
Holiness is what I need
Holiness, holiness is what You want from me

Faithfulness, faithfulness is what I long for
Faithfulness is what I need
Faithfulness, faithfulness is what You want from me

    (So) Take my heart and form it
    Take my mind, transform it
    Take my will, conform it
    To Yours, to Yours, Oh Lord

Righteousness, righteousness is what I long for
Righteousness is what I need
Righteousness, righteousness is what you want from me

    (So) Take my heart and form it
    Take my mind, transform it
    Take my will, conform it
    To Yours, to Yours, Oh Lord

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Overflowing Grace Album

The songs on this album remind me of a friend who loved this album and constantly played it..

For some reasons one of the YouTube channels that hosts many of these videos has included canned applause at the beginning of some of these songs which wasn't in the original song tracks.

1. We Rejoice In The Grace Of God

2. This I Know

3. What A Hope

4. O God, My God

5. The Prize Of My Life

6. Heart Free

7. Once This Heart

8. In Your Shadow

9. Face To Face

10. All That We Need

Friday, June 28, 2013

Greater Grace


another version

The Correct Lyrics:

Long ago even before
You made the world
You chose me
Through what Christ would do
A greater grace
You gave to me
You are the source
And Jesus is the means

Forgiveness, adoption, acceptance
Is Your grace
And I fall on my face
And I yield to You

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Jesus bleibet meine Freude by Johann Sebastian Bach

According to this Wiki article: The music of the chorale movements is now best known for the piano transcription by Dame Myra Hess of Hugh P. Allen's choral version of Bach's arrangement, and is notable under the title Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring which approximately relates to "Jesus bleibet meine Freude", more closely translated as "Jesus shall remain my gladness"

I like that more literal translation, "Jesus shall remain my gladness"

Here are other versions:

Love God Hate Sin by Mylon LeFevre

This is a fun CCM classic song from 1987 (26 years ago!!!). It's almost humorous, but it's got a really good message. ;-)


I'll Lead You Home by Michael W. Smith




Sometimes He Calms The Storm by Scott Krippayne



I'm not sure who is singing this version

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Dust in The Wind by Kansas

According to one source this song was written by Kansas guitarist Kerry Livgren. He wrote it after reading a book on Native American poetry. The line that caught his attention was "For All We Are Is Dust In The Wind." Livgren eventually converted to Christianity after a long spiritual search for the truth.

There are various videos on YouTube where Kerry Livgren gives his Christian conversion testimony. Here are links to just two of them:

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Keith Green Memorial Concert (Full)

I just found this video of Keith Green's Memorial Concert. Technically, it's not music I've "remembered". But it's about one of my favorite Christian musicians. Here's the video:

Here's The Keith Green Story video

Keith Green - The Man Behind The Message

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Bannerman by Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor's original music video

One man's grinning from behind the net
Waits 'til the camera's adjusted
Don't you worry 'bout the flak you'll get?
Aren't you scared of getting busted?

The ball gets booted
It hits the crossbeam
Up goes the banner
"JOHN 3:16"

He don't worry 'bout the critics
They tow the line
He don't worry 'bout the cynics
They live to whine
He ain't gonna change the world
But he knows who can

Prime time football in the Buffalo snow
Freezing his little epidermis
Lifts that banner at the first field goal
Drinks clam chowder from a thermos

He's never missed a game
He never spells it wrong
He never talks back when they tell him "Move Along"

He don't worry 'bout the critics
They'll howl for days
He don't worry 'bout the cynics
They navel-gaze
He ain't gonna change the world
But he knows who can

Sports fans everywhere dying for a drink
But they've gotta find the well first
One man's ready with a banner and a wink
A whole lotta souls are getting well-versed

Every time I see him
I smile a little more
I can't help praying for another high score

He don't worry 'bout the critics
They'll howl for days
He don't worry 'bout the cynics
They navel-gaze
He ain't gonna change the world
But he knows who can

He don't worry 'bout the critics
They've met their match
He don't worry 'bout the cynics
They sniff and scratch
He ain't gonna change the world
But he knows who can

Lyrics taken from

A fan made tribute to Steve Taylor

Monday, March 25, 2013

Sometimes By Step by Rich Mullins
Live version
Live version

Sometimes the night was beautiful
Sometimes the sky was so far away
Sometimes it seemed to stoop so close
You could touch it but your heart would break
Sometimes the morning came too soon
Sometimes the day could be so hot
There was so much work left to do
But so much You'd already done
Oh God, You are my God
And I will ever praise You
Oh God, You are my God
And I will ever praise You
I will seek You in the morning
And I will learn to walk in Your ways
And step by step You'll lead me
And I will follow You all of my days
Sometimes I think of Abraham
How one star he saw had been lit for me
He was a stranger in this land
And I am that, no less than he
And on this road to righteousness
Sometimes the climb can be so steep
I may falter in my steps
But never beyond Your reach
And I will follow You all of my days
And I will follow You all of my days
And step by step You'll lead me
And I will follow You all of my days
And I will follow You all of my days
(Sometimes the night was beautiful)
And I will follow You all of my days

Monday, March 11, 2013

El Shaddai

My understand is that this song was written and originally sung by Michael Card, but really popularized by Amy Grant. I'm not sure if that's the case, but it's a wonderful song.

sung by Michael Card

sung live by Michael Card

sung by Amy Grant

sung live by Amy Grant

I'd Rather Have Jesus

One of many versions by Jim Reeves on YouTube

another version sung by Jim Reeves

sung by Dallas Holm

sung by George Beverly Shea

Friday, February 8, 2013

Secret Ambition by Michael W. Smith

Previously posting Michael W. Smith's song "Place In This World", I'm reminded of another one of his music videos that I loved as a teenager.

Secret Ambition

Place In This World by Michael W. Smith

Seeing Christian comedian and singer Mark Lowry sing in the last music video I posted, I was reminded of his hilarious parody of Michael W. Smith's song "Place In This World" titled "Face In This World." So, I'm posting links to both videos.

Place In This World

Face In This World
(Mark Lowry's Parody of the above music video)

Friday, February 1, 2013

He Touched Me by Bill Gaither

Another version HERE

Elvis Presley version

This is probably Bill Gaither's most famous song. It's been recorded by many artists and sung in countless Christian settings.

SONGFACTS webpage about the song.

Jubilee by Michael Card

Live Version Here at 1 minute and 23 seconds

 Mistborn (1)
mppl, propH, ahml, desP, indianT

amazonia by james rollins
mppl, prosH, ahml, indianT

indiana jones and the philosopher's stone
an omnibus including this book is at ahml and rollnMedws

Along came a spider : a novel mppl prospectH  desP IndianT

kiss the girls mppl prospectH  desP IndianT

prey mppl prospectH  desP IndianT

Author:     Patricia Daniels Cornwell  mppl prospectH  desP ahml

Cruel and Unusual Patricia Daniels Cornwell  mppl prospectH indnT

Sahara mppl ahml desP indT

Jesus and the Last Supper by    Brant James Pitre
At page 173 see the discussion on the word "daily" in the Lord's prayer. It suggests

"supernatural" is the better translation.
NBK, Schaumburg, Skokie, Elk Grove, Trinity Wilmette, William Rainey Harper College in

Palatine; Moody Library; Weaton College

Romans : a new translation with introduction and commentary
Author:     Joseph A Fitzmyer
useful for exegeting Rom. 9:5 according to Ehrman
AHML Call Number 227.1/ROMANS

Romans: A Commentary by Robert Jewett
useful for exegeting Rom. 9:5 according to Ehrman
Trinity, Moody, Wheaton

the identity man andrew klavan
mppl prospectH ahml desP IndianT RollingM

Nehemia Gordon books
The Hebrew Yeshua vs. the Greek Jesus : new light on the seat of Moses from Shem-

Tov's Hebrew Matthew MOODY
Shattering the conspiracy of silence : the Hebrew power of the priestly blessing

unleashed; schaumburg

As it is written : the brief case for Karaism
Author:     Shawn Lichaa; Nehemia Gordon; Meir Rekhavi; Karaite Jews of America.

The Haunted Mesa by L'Amour [sci fi]
mppl, prospect heights, ahml, des pl, rolling med, elk grove

The Walking Drum MPPL

The Ghost in the Atom – Paul Davies
 schaumburg, skokie

The Matter Myth by Davies
AHML, Rolling Meadows, Palatine, schaumburg

Modern Physics and Ancient Faith  – Stephen Barr
MPPL, NBK, Schaumburg, Rolfing

The Mystery of the Quantum World – Euan Squires

Fire of Heaven series all at MPPL
1 Blood of Heaven
2. Threshold
3. Fire of Heaven

Surprised by the Voice of God by Jack Deere
copy the francis schaeffer testimony of answered prayer
ahml, moody, poplar creek;

Without a Prayer: Ayn Rand and the close of her system by John W. Robbins
moody library