Musical Monday: Know This, That Every Soul Is Free

The song I am posting today is a favorite of our family. My boys are learning to be pretty good singers, and this was one of the first songs that our family could sing in four parts. So, because of that, it has become a piece with some real meaning for me. I sat in my room reading the words before I recorded it this morning, wanting to be genuine with my feelings as I sang it.

And to drive the message home we had a great lesson in church about this very topic of personal agency. The right to choose for ourselves what we will do with our lives. What we will do with our freedom. And what we will do with our ability to reason.

Thankfully we get second chances when we misuse these freedoms. Even third and fourth chances. He wants us to choose Him, and we do this over and over again each day with small choices we make. Thanks, and enjoy.

Know This, That Every Soul Is Free

14 comments

Luann | January 11, 2009 at 9:26 PM

These Musical Mondays just keep getting better and better. They are welcome food for my soul.

This week you chose a powerful and cherished topic. The concept of personal agency and the opportunity for endless do-overs every time I fall flat on my face is what helps me get out of bed in the morning and keep trying. Truly.

April | January 11, 2009 at 9:31 PM

We just listened to this as a family. My hubby and son said they could listen to you for hours! THAT is a compliment!

Another beautiful song! Thank you!!!

Heidi Ashworth | January 11, 2009 at 9:32 PM

A definite highlight of my Sunday (since I get to it before Monday). Love it! Keep it coming!

Candy | January 11, 2009 at 11:06 PM

That was very lovely, Karen. Thanks for sharing.

Heather | January 12, 2009 at 7:43 AM

Thanks for another soulful song, and food for thought.

Juliana | January 12, 2009 at 10:09 AM

Beautiful!

rach | January 12, 2009 at 6:11 PM

Hi there! This is great! oh - and I forgot to tell you that I changed my url address to:
thespaceofrach.blogspot.com
rach

Lara | January 12, 2009 at 6:23 PM

I am having computer speaker issues and can't listen, but I wanted to tell you that I love this hymn! Hopefully I can remember to come back and listen when issues are resolved! :)

Longwisker | January 12, 2009 at 9:24 PM

My heavens, you sing like a bird. Olivia wants me to sing this to her for a lullaby. Well, come on down. See what you've done!

Kazzy | January 12, 2009 at 10:59 PM

Thanks for stopping by, everybody. I really look forward to getting the recordings ready on Sundays because it gives me a chance to be creative. April... as a family? GULP Heidi... I haven't forgotten Beautiful Savior, but I am going to save that one for a later post! Any requests from any of you? Nothing too difficult, please :) And Longwisker... please identify yourself. Your profile is unavailable.

Cherranne | January 12, 2009 at 11:28 PM

Well said, Karen. :-) I want to become more familiar with that song. Awesome.

Cherranne | January 12, 2009 at 11:40 PM

By the way, you have a fabulous set of pipes to say the least! Musical Mondays are awesome! I need to look up the lyrics and print them to "Know this, That Every Soul Is Free", and put them on my bulletin board!

Mrs4444 | January 13, 2009 at 9:22 PM

Giving you an award tomorrow....the kind you can just enjoy (no obligation to pass on...)

The Hollingshaus House | January 14, 2009 at 7:22 PM

GORGEOUS---Absolutely!!