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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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  • Touch the Sky – Hillsong United

    What fortune lies beyond the stars
    Those dazzling heights too vast to climb
    I got so high to fall so far
    But I found heaven as love swept low

    My heart beating, my soul breathing
    I found my life when I laid it down
    Upward falling, spirit soaring
    I touch the sky when my knees hit the ground

    What treasure waits within Your scars
    This gift of freedom gold can't buy
    I bought the world and sold my heart
    You traded heaven to have me again

    My heart beating, my soul breathing
    I found my life when I laid it down
    Upward falling, spirit soaring
    I touch the sky when my knees hit the ground

    Find me here at Your feet again
    Everything I am, reaching out, I surrender
    Come sweep me up in Your love again
    And my soul will dance
    On the wings of forever

    Find me here at Your feet again
    Everything I am, reaching out, I surrender
    Come sweep me up in Your love again
    And my soul will dance
    On the wings of forever

    My heart beating, my soul breathing
    I found my life when I laid it down
    Upward falling, spirit soaring
    I touch the sky when my knees hit the ground

    My heart beating, my soul breathing
    I found my life when I laid it down
    Upward falling, spirit soaring
    I touch the sky when my knees hit the ground

    Find me here at Your feet again
    Everything I am, reaching out I surrender
    Come sweep me up in Your love again
    And my soul will dance
    On the wings of forever

    Upward falling, spirit soaring
    I touch the sky
    When my knees hit the ground

    Psalm 95:6-7: “Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.”

    Ephesians 1:7-8: “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us.”

    I grew up in a Christian home and was a fairly obedient, quiet child. Throughout my childhood and teen years, I rarely strayed from the truth. Because of this, I never liked to share my testimony. I felt that without a dramatic departure from a life of sin, my story would never encourage others to follow Christ. It was not until my later 20’s and into my 30’s where I finally came to a place where I felt that God could use my story, as drama-free as it was.

    As I reflect upon my life of being a Christ-follower, I can see the steady hand of God upon me. Even when I strayed, He only let me go so far before bringing me back to Himself. He allowed me to go on journeys that brought me closer to Him. He allowed me to go through struggles that made me so angry that I couldn’t believe that I still believed in Him. He gave me joy and sorrow. He convicted and cleansed. He brought me to my knees in utter submission to His sovereignty.

    This song, Touch the Sky by Hillsong United, speaks to my soul of that complete submission to our Saviour. It shares of conviction, confession and of humbly submitting to a greater way. I absolutely love the line, “You traded heaven to have me again.” How amazing that we are valued so much by our Father in heaven that He sent His Son to die in our place for our transgressions! Christ’s sacrifice for me brings me to my knees in thanksgiving over and over again.

    God has brought me through many varied journeys in my 38 years and I am so grateful that He has shown me His grace through them all. The faith of my childhood was one of rules and obedience. Even so, I never felt that it was overly burdensome. I was a perfectionist and a people pleaser so I appreciated the clear boundaries! It has taken my lifetime for God to show me His greater way – His amazing, undeserved grace. May you consider all that God has done for you, what He has saved you from, and rejoice in the hope of eternity with Him! May you touch the sky when your knees hit the ground.

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