Saturday, December 20, 2008

TSMSS - A Christmas Song for a Busy Woman!

After I dropped off the kids for their last day of school this morning, I had the radio on KLOVE, but I was not paying much attention as I was plotting out what order I was going to do my errands in this morning and which could be fit in before my haircut and which would need to wait until afterward. My man's been sick most of the week and I'm fighting a cold and I've already been behind because of my foot, and there were too many things to do for the amount of time allotted.

And the fact that the paragraph above contains only two sentences is indicative of my frenzied state!

All of a sudden the final words of the song coming to an end on the radio broke through the cacophony of my mental to-do list. It caught my heart as well as my ears, and I had to come look it up and share it with you.

It's from Amy Grant's new CD The Christmas Collection. Here's the background:
Grant wrote this song with Chris Eaton, with whom she'd previously collaborated with on several other occasions, including her much covered "Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song)." Eaton also wrote Cliff Richard's "Saviour's Day," which topped the UK charts during Christmas 1990. Grant told Billboard magazine, "I wrote 'I Need a Silent Night' with Chris Eaton. He and I had not written together for eight years. The verses in that song talk about how crazy Christmas has become and the chorus is sort of our response to that — 'It's so commercialized, but I need a silent night.'"

Source: Songfacts.com







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20 comments:

Cathy said...

That was wonderful, Linda. And the video was so pretty too.

lambofHisflock said...

Ahhhhhhh. Yes. Thank you. I had not heard this song before. It is lovely. Merry Christmas.

seesawfaith said...

I love this song! How great that she shows that it is ok to ask for peace from the world for a bit.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Thought I'd heard every Amy Grant every sung, but I hadn't heard this one! Her voice is so unique. I love that she doesn't sing "way up high on that mountain" like her husband! Beautiful message to the song. Thanks for sharing.

boutcrazy said...

Thank you Linda, I've not heard the song before, but I've been living it for the past couple of weeks. Beautiful and so true.

lmerie said...

I had not heard this song before! Made my eyes water, cuz oh, I need a Silent Night.

Beautiful Song - so glad you shared!

samantha said...

I too have been trying to find peace in the chaos. Lots going on in my home rihgt now and Christmas is about to arrive! How I need a SILENT NIGHT to reflect on CHRIST and the JOY of CHRISTMAS!!

ktwalden said...

Beautiful song....it is new to me also. I will take these words to heart...

Speaking from the Heart said...

Linda,

Another Amy Grant song that I have never heard before. Thank you for sharing and for a reminder.

Liza's Eyeview said...

Wow! Now I know what you mean when you left a comment saying that the song/video I posted is what you were talking about :)

Thanks for your visit and thanks for posting this song. I think I am going to post this on my blog too. Thank you for finding this. A great song for busy moms like :)

Mel said...

this is a new song to me and i love it!!! thanks for sharing it

Rita T. said...

That was beautiful. Thanks!

Molly said...

wow I am getting all sorts of new songs this year.

Thanks for sharing!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Thanks for that song Linda! I do need a Silent Night!!!!

FromThe Creek said...

That is exactly what we all need! Thanks for sharing it...I had never heard it either.

Christy

Peggy said...

WOW Linda...a breath of fresh air though as I listened, I recalled this song and so I had to check back when you said it was from...
good then and great for now!!! As times are such a rush! I can see WHY this got your attention! I enjoyed so much hearing Amy with this plea for a need of a Silent Night! Thank you for sharing!The video had such precious photos also! Very meaningful in her remarks about Bethlehem & days ago!
May you & yours have a JOY ful & PEACEful Silent Night or at least
a Merry CHRISTmas from past memories & present joys to future hopes! Blessings & please take it easy!

Lisa Ann said...

That's a great song and so true. Merry Christmas!

Sandy@ Jesus and Dark Chocolate said...

Oh yes Linda, I can relate to that song! Actually I just posted some similar thoughts today on my blog.

It is so vital to keep the focus on Jesus, and it's also so easy to lose that focus. Great song, with a great reminder.

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

I heard this song for the first time last week, and I too was touched. It gave me pause as I stopped for a minute to remember why I am celebrating to begin with.

Xandra

hip chick said...

I have never heard this before but I love it.