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Soul Crescendo

Soul Crescendo

by Carolyn Majoran

Soul Crescendo was birthed out of my love for God as well as music that lifts up His name. While my musical taste may be somewhat eclectic, I pray you will find the blogs shared here to be an encouragement to you. Let the simple truths of God’s greatness and the music that brings Him glory be a balm to your soul. To Him be the glory always.

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    An Introduction to Soul Crescendo

    January 4, 2016

    For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. - Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)

    The beginning of a new year lends to moments of reflection upon the year that was. Did I learn and grow? Did I reach or move closer to the goals I set for myself? Or, am I filled with regret over what did not come to pass or missed opportunities? As I reflect upon 2015, I see moments of obedience to God and also times of ignoring the prompting of the Holy Spirit in my life. Times of triumph, and those of regret. Amidst this mixed bag, I can still see the workings of God in my life and a slow release of my assumed control. 

    It was also within this past year that the only music I engaged in listening to was that of praise and worship to our God. I found that by only allowing my mind to focus on the praise of our Lord and Saviour, my mind was able to process challenges in a more Christ-like manner. Of course, my humanity came through on a number of occasions but I do feel more battles were won than lost. During these worshipful moments – mostly while driving alone – God spoke to me a number of times through the words of the songs pouring into my soul through the mediocre speakers in my car. 

    By late summer/early fall, I felt a pressing in my spirit to share some of the insights God gave to me during these intimate moments with Him. In my humanity, I balked at this request. Who am I to share anything from God when there are so many other qualified people in the world – even in my small circle of the world?! And yet, the gnawing of the anguish from blatantly disobeying God when He made a specific request from me remained. With a tentative yes, I postponed God’s request for much of the fall as my husband, Ray, was traveling to India and would be blogging from there. Honestly, how much blogging from one family can be tolerated at a time, God?! And, here is it is, the beginning of a new year where I finally have decided to no longer squelch the Spirit’s request and will follow through. Even if no one reads a word. Even if I’m only writing to remind myself of the insights God gave to me through His Word in music. Even if I find it a struggle to maintain regular updates. Even if I am rejected and ridiculed. Even if this is purely a step of obedience and only God notices. Here I go. To God be the glory.

    I Am They - Even Me


    But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. - Ephesians 2:4-5 (NIV)

    He knows my thoughts
    The things that no one sees
    He knows my heart
    It’s every broken piece
    Somehow still I’m held by this one thing
    And somehow still I’m held by this one thing

    Yes, Jesus loves me
    Even me, even me
    I stand forgiven and free
    Even me, even me

    He knows my past
    The choices I have made
    When I have wandered
    When I pushed away
    Somehow still I’m held by this one thing
    Somehow still I’m held by this one thing

    Yes, Jesus loves me
    Even me, even me
    I stand forgiven and free
    Even me, even me
    Even me, yes even me 

    Nothing could ever stop this love
    Nothing could ever take it away
    My life was lost, His life He gave
    Even to the grave, even to the grave
    Even to the grave 

    Yes, Jesus loves me
    Even me, even me 
    I stand forgiven and free
    Even me, he loves even me 

    Yes, Jesus loves me
    Even me, even me 
    I stand forgiven and free
    Even me, he loves even me
    Even me, he loves even me
    Even me, even me 

    I was raised in a Christian home. A conservative Baptist home to be exact. Many of my early memories occur in a church setting. I felt completely at home with my family, church friends and in the 4 walls of our church building. Some may say I was sheltered, but I knew no other way and loved the world God had placed me in.

    I also loved singing the old hymns week after week. Even today, my heart soars when the opening chords of a beloved hymn is played. Sunday school was a weekly occurrence and it never occurred during the adult service but before. Imagine, adults participated in Sunday school as well as an hour long sermon on a single Sunday!  It was in these weekly sessions that my little heart grew to know the stories of the Saviour of the world – Jesus.  I would sing all the time that Jesus loved me. I knew it very well.

    This song, Even Me, by I Am They, brings back memories of my child-like faith. Complete belief in what was being taught to me through the Scriptures. I never wavered. I had no reason to doubt! Building on the simple phrases in Jesus Loves Me, I Am They goes further to define more thoroughly the grace extended to us by a loving Saviour.

    Those two little words – even me – bring so much meaning to the song. Jesus loves me, even in my sinfulness. Jesus loves me, even though I fail and falter regularly. Jesus loves me, even in my brokenness. He simply and deeply loves me. And in all of this, He does not want me to remain in my sinfulness, failure and brokenness. He calls me to accept His forgiveness, accept His grace and grow into the person He has called me to be. Oh, such amazing grace. Such undeserved grace.

    Listening to this song for the first time absolutely humbled me. I still find it hard to believe that the God of the universe called me to be His child. He chose me to be His own. He wants a relationship with me. Unbelievable and yet completely true! I am His and He is mine. Even me.

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