What is almost as bad as a horrible song in my head is when a song is on the tip of my brain but I can't fully think of it. This happens occasionally, most of the time with songs that played over the loud speaker at the retailers I used to work at, so they were rock songs like Can't Stop Loving You and Chasing Cars (they sound real wholesome, now, don't they!). I find the song on youtube (which normally takes a few minutes because I can't remember the title, just a few random words), and I listen to it once, then like magic, it's out of my head! (I'd rather listen to the whole song one time than think about two phrases of it for three days. That's just me.)
Several days ago, this happened again, but this time, the song I could almost think of was a beautiful song one of my friends sings in church. I knew in the chorus the notes went up high, and I knew almost every verse had the word "when" in it. I asked my husband and he laughed. (What is up with him laughing at me for everything?) I asked my friend and she laughed too (via lol on fb) :-). She gave me the title of a song she just sang, and I looked it up on youtube, but I couldn't find a version that sounded like what was in my head. (And that song didn't have any "when"s.) I thought I was going to go bonkers.
Then, from all unlikely of sources--the intro music to a TV show my husband and I watch--these words came to me. Mercies Anew. (The show had creepy sci-fi type music, and for some reason it reminded me enough of the high notes in the chorus.) That was last night. Today, I'm listening to Abiding Radio and guess what song they play? Yep, Mercies Anew, by the Pettits. Now, youtube doesn't have the Pettit's version, but this version is pretty good. I don't claim to know, like, listen to, or do anything else supportive of the person singing; I just like the song, and it's not sung to a rock beat, so...enjoy.
Every breath that I take is Your faithfulness proved,
And at the end of each day, when my labors are through,
I will sing of Your mercies anew
When I've fallen and strayed, there were mercies anew.
For you sought me in love and my heart you pursued.
In the face of my sin, Lord, You never withdrew.
So I sing of Your mercies anew.
And Your mercies they will never end;
For ten thousand years they remain.
And when this world's beauty has passed away,
Your mercies will be unchanged.
And when the storms swirl and rage, there are mercies anew.
In affliction and pain, You will carry me through.
And at the end of my days, when your throne fills my view,
I will sing of Your mercies anew.