Then Sings My Soul Saturday is a weekly meme that I found while searching through Christian Woman Online. The instructions are to blog about one of my favorite Christian songs, which shouldn’t be hard for me. I might write about why I like the song or artist, post the lyrics to the song, link to the song, or, if I can find it, post the video from YouTube.
I would really like to show that Christian music can be just as enjoyable as secular music, so I’ll be sure to include a few secular artists that are similar in voice or genre to the Christian artist.
My hope is that you will find at least one of these artists enjoyable and that the song will speak to you in a positive way!
Now for this week’s song. . .
I had to start with my absolutely favorite Christian artist, Nichole Nordeman. She is so amazing and her songs are truly inspiring, and she is even more amazing in concert.
My favorite song of hers, hands down, is, To Say Thanks, from her first album, Wide Eyed. It is a my favorite song to listen to when things in my life aren’t going the way I think they should be.
To Say Thanks
Hello, Mr. Darkcloud
Never thought that we would meet so soon
Never thought I’d bundle up in June
Funny how the fog rolls
Funnier that I’d know who to blame
Never thought I’d have to own this pain
If all that’s good and true
comes from heaven
Then what’s a girl to do
when it rains?
And I’m sayin’
Why, why, why, why?
I’m shakin’ a fist in the dark,
and I’m askin’
Why, why, why, why?
Why does it keep getting harder
To say thanks?
Even fields of flowers
Dressing in their best because of You
Knowing they are blessed to be in bloom
But what about November
When the air is cold and wet winds blow
Do they understand why they can’t grow?
And I could not pretend
to know the difference
Between the storms You send
and those I find
And I’m askin
Similar secular artists include: Sarah McLachlan, Fiona Apple, Regina Spektor, Sara Bareilles, Tori Amos