What WAS That Song?

Author: Brad  |  Category: Family, General, Music

I can’t remember what triggered it, but Sunday on my way to church a favorite old piece of melody started running through my mind along with just the first line of the lyric.  It was one of those times where I kept humming it over and over trying to remember what came next.  You know how it is…it was driving me crazy!

I must have hummed and sung, hummed and sung twenty times before the light went on and I remembered whose song it was and…ahhhhh…where I could find it in my music library.  You know, it was like an itch that needed to be scratched!

So I had to get all the way through Sunday School and the morning service before I could get home and look up the rest of the lyric.  Yesssssssssssssss!  What a relief and what a great old song.  Well, from 1982 anyway.

But while I was in agony trying to remember the rest of the words, here’s what I was humming and singing:

“Oh, that men would praise Him for His goodness…”

Wow!  What a tremendous phrase to be stuck on because while I was running that over and over and over in my mind it was becoming the real prayer it was meant to be.  A true hearts cry…

“Oh God, that men (and women and children)… people would praise You for Your goodness!  Oh, that we would all open up the mouths that You gave us and cry ‘God, we all praise you because you’re good!  Good?  You’re fabulous, Lord!  You’re indescribable!  Unforgettable!  And You always are thinking good toward us, never evil!  Oh, that men would praise You for Your goodness!'”

Well, anyone who knows me knows that about that time was when things started getting loud.  If the car window had been open the folks in the Everett Boeing plant would have heard me as I drove by.

Unfortunately, I don’t have a recording of this wonderful Lanny Wolfe song to embed here for you.  But I do now have the full lyric to share.  As you read it, join with me in asking God to make it so.

Oh, that men would praise Him for His goodness

For His wonderful works unto men.

Oh, that they would give Him all the glory

That is due His name from every tongue and pen.

Oh, that men would praise Him for His greatness,

Acknowledge Him as God in all their ways;

Oh, that they would give Him all the glory,

For He alone is worthy of all praise.

I will magnify the Lord.

I will magnify the Lord.

I will magnify the Lord.

According to His excellent greatness,

I will praise Him.

I will glorify His name forever,

Giving thanks for His unfailing love.

In the time of trouble

I will not forget

That my ever-present help

Comes from above.

Even when the cares of life oppress me

And my trials darken sunny days

I will magnify Him with thanksgiving

I will offer Him a sacrifice of praise.

You’re in Boardman Country!

Make yourself at home,


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18 Responses to “What WAS That Song?”

  1. Barbara Says:

    Welcome back…and what a wonderful post to give the honor and praise to the Lord! Blessings to you!

  2. Diane Scott Says:

    Figures LOL! You’d get an inspirational one stuck… me I had the Dolphin Song stuck in my brain forever… from the Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy movie LOL! So good to have you back!
    .-= Diane Scott´s last blog ..Okay Not The Brightest Bulb =-.

  3. Brad Says:

    Thanks Theresa!

    It feels really good to be easing my way back. I just hope my life will stay calm enough to be able to continue. So far, so good!

  4. Landon Says:

    Hi Brad,
    Nice blog. I figured I’d check it out since you commented on mine today!

  5. Brad Says:

    Thanks for stopping by, Landon. I hope to see more of you, both here and there.
    .-= Brad´s last blog ..Step Right Up! Get Your “Isms” Here! =-.

  6. psyche Says:

    The last song I got stuck in my head was by Wham : /
    .-= psyche´s last blog ..Review (in progress) =-.

  7. Barbara Says:

    At least you got something good stuck in your head. That’s a lot better than something annoying!

  8. Maureen Says:

    Usually songs that are stuck in my head are ones I’d rather not be thinking of!

  9. corrin Says:

    I always have to run to the computer and gogle things like that!

  10. A. @ A Changing Life Says:

    Whenever I just think of the name of certain songs they stick for days, so I’m talking out loud to myself right now before one of them pops into my mind, and I’m not being very successful! It’s starting to creep in there sideways….
    .-= A. @ A Changing Life´s last blog ..European Destinations of Excellence – tourism and protected areas =-.

  11. Brad Says:

    @ Psyche – I guess I’ll have to look up Wham to see who that is. Thanks for stopping over.

    @ Barbara – Yep. If you’ve got to have something playing over and over in your mind, it might as well be glorifying to the Lord!

    @ Maureen – That has happened to me too. Thanks for reading.

    @ Corrin – It’s almost hard to remember what our lives were like without Google! Thanks for coming by.

    @ A – Hope your mind is free of any “record skips”! Just keep talking out loud. 🙂

  12. Karen Says:

    I agree, what did we do before Google! I hope you paid attention in church while trying to think of that song! LOL Just teasing.

  13. admin Says:

    Hi Karen!

    LOL! Yes, I think I still did get something from the message that morning. The song probably got me in the desired frame of mind!

    Nice to have you stop by. I’ll be over.

  14. Caroline Says:

    Wonderful song, the one thats stuck in my head right now is by the doobie brothers: drift away.

  15. admin Says:

    Hi Caroline.

    You could do a lot worse than Drift Away. Love the Doobies.

    Thanks for coming by!

  16. Linda Says:

    Sometimes I can eek out the name of the tune but there are times, well ….

    Glad to have ya back! 🙂

  17. ConnieFoggles Says:

    There’s even a site on the web where you can hum a tune and it can help you try to find a song. Unfortunately I’m tone deaf.
    .-= ConnieFoggles´s last blog ..Winners Harry Connick Jr. CD And Sweet Tomatoes Souplantation Meal Passes =-.

  18. admin Says:

    Thanks Connie!

    Now that would come in handy! 🙂