Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Yes, How Indeed

This song came to mind as I went out recently to revel in how our Creator has clothed his creation. (if you'd like to hear it too, just click on the link below the photos)


My life goes on in endless song
above earth's lamentations,
I hear the real, though far-off hymn
that hails a new creation.

Above the tumult and the strife
I hear its music ringing,
It sounds an echo in my soul.
How can I keep from singing?

Oh though the tempest loudly roars,
I hear the truth, it liveth.
Oh though the darkness 'round me close,
Songs in the night it giveth.

No storm can shake my inmost calm,
While to that Rock I'm clinging.
Since love is lord of heaven and earth
How can I keep from singing?

When tyrants tremble with fear
And hear their death knell ringing,
When friends rejoice both far and near
How can I keep from singing?

No storm can shake my inmost calm,
While to that Rock I'm clinging.
Since love is lord of heaven and earth
How can I keep from singing?

My life goes on in endless song
Above earth's lamentations,
I hear the real, though far-off hymn
How can I keep from singing?

Lord, how can I keep from singing?
Oh, how can I keep from singing?

From the creation of the world, God's invisible qualities, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly observed in what He made. As a result, people have no excuse. (Romans 1:20)


Ruth's Photo Blog said...

So true. How can we keep from singing when we dwell upon all that God has given us. The beauty of nature is just one small part,but I do so enjoy it. Love all the pictures.

Amelia said...

Hi Rick, very very spectacular autumn scenery. Love all the pictures. Excellent click, you're good. Admire your photography skill.

Thanks for sharing the song. Love it.

P/s May I have your permission to copy the last picture.

Have a nice week ahead, regards.

Cloudia said...

Bless you, Rick

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Stephanie said...

Spectacular shots, Rick!

ju-north said...

Beautiful! You are looking with the eyes of the Spirit! Thank you for sharing!

Cloudy said...

Lieben Gruß und Carpe Diem

Petra said...

Rick, thanks for sharing the song, it's so strong and positive. I couldn't help it and had to listen to it repeatedly for a few times. :)

Fábio Martins said...

Very good reflections on the water!

Lea said...

The photos are superb! The reflections are awesome and the sceneries do show how great the creations of God are. I love the song. Indeed, all nature sings of God's glory.

Rosemary said...

Wonderful landscapes, their reflection adds to the sense of wonder and calm.

imac said...

Grand reflections, and shots, also words Rick, tis wonderful to listen to Eva also - as I type, thanks.

Still think you should join the Headbangers lol.

Lúcia said...

I love reflections too, I wish I had more chances of photographing them!
Have a good day Rick! ;-)

Leslie said...

"Since love is lord of heaven and earth
How can I keep from singing?"

love that stanza. (and the glimpses of autumn that we never see, down here :)

Cheri said...

Stunning photos! the reflections are beautiful.

Pamela Gordon said...

Gorgeous scenery and reflections Rick. I enjoy Eva's music. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Pamela

Marty said...

tes photos sont belles Rick, très très belles ! de superbes couleurs d'automne!des reflets fantastiques! what a fantastic season !
love your header too ! amazing !
et pour finir cette merveilleuse chanson chantée par Eva !
a gorgeous Post Rick !
plein de bisous à toi (pas à tu! lol)
but don't worry, à tu ou à toi ils traversent l'océan et arrivent plus vite qu'en avion ! merci Rick

darlin said...

I love this song, I'm going to have to look for more music from Eva, she sure has a magnificent voice!

Once again Rick you're really outdone yourself; I love, love, love the reflection shots!

Very fitting scripture, there really are no excuses... I'm fresh out of them since my head is no longer in the foggy place it once was. ;-)f

Have a super awesome weekend; do what you love and love what you do... in other words keep on doing exactly what you have been doing. :)

cindyzlogic said...

Gorgeous photography!

Connie Smiley said...

Such beautiful photographs, especially that last one! The song is lovely, and so very fitting.

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Betty Manousos said...

hi rick,

what a spectacular! love that fall colour splash!
what amazing views! what gorgeous photos!

i love seeing the world through your lens. so thank you!~

S. Etole said...

What beautiful reflections.

Lea said...

Dropping by to say have a blessed weekend, Rick!

joyce said...

Now that song I eally like, I tried to save it to windows media but couldn't figure it out...will have to work on that, I'm a little musically challenged when it comes to that.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Ugh the explosion of color above the stillness of the waters just amazing. Great wonderful shots dear Rick.

teca said...

Marvelous autumn colors, honey!!!!

Warm hug, sweet beijos and so much love.

RedWillow ~ a Beauty seeker said...

Oh my .. This is just breath Taking.
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Here I Am/Carrie said...

Love the words of the song. What beautiful reflections photos.

Linda said...

Awesome post and photos, Rick. I love the reflections.

Gert Jan Hermus said...

Wow man! You live in a beautiful country. And I love the pictures you make of it!
Thanks for visiting my blog. Nice to know of your Dutch roots. Hope to see more of you soon!

Greetings from The Netherlands!