Friday, February 15, 2008

A Love Song

Although it is the day after Valentine's Day, we haven't forgotten it so quickly. I didn't post because I was out celebrating ;-) After cooking dinner, my two valentines, Jeremy and Noah, and myself went to the bookstore. After picking out a couple of books to buy, we left and made our way to another store and bought a couple of board games and some ice cream. We came back to the house and had a blast making Boston Coolers (a delicious frozen drink made of Blue Bell homeade vanilla icecream, Verner's, and Malt) and beating each other at the games we'd just bought. Jeremy's the champ at Mancala. BUT I'm THE CHAMP AT CHINESE CHECKERS. lol. How about you? Did the cherub get a bull's eye on you?

I must admit, I'm not quite through celebrating the holiday. Our church has a Valentine Banquet tonight for all the married couples put on by the youth. Last year was the first time they've done this and it was first class. We arrived to have our car taken from us and parked valet. The room was dimly lit with candles, ornamented with roses in vases setting on round tables with black table cloths. White Christmas lights were placed strategically throughout the room and soft classical music could be heard for added ambiance. The youth served Caesar Salad, Parmesan Chicken Spaghetti and moist warm sourdough bread. Southern sweet tea was optional (highly recommended by me) or you could drink water or unsweetened tea. Although I am embarassed to admit it, I can't remember the dessert. I just remember everything being wonderful. The skits were hilarious, they even used people from the crowd to participate impromptu. They did a few multimedia presentation skits that were hysterical and done first rate. So as you can see Valentine's Day is still on the brain.

On a more serious note, we were probably thinking of love songs yesterday and I came across this beautiful love song/hymn and I'd like to share the lyrics with you. This is probably one of the more beautiful songs I've heard. I've heard the story of Ruth and Naomi (Yes, I know Ruth and Boaz' story is noteworthy also, but that's for a later post.) and even heard songs written about it. I've heard this story in song has been sung on a wedding day. Such lyrics say: "Whither thou goest, I will go. Whither thou lodgest I will lodge." There is such loving trust in these lyrics. Please read...

Entreat me not to leave thee,

My heart goes with thee now;

Why turn my footsteps homeward?

No friend so dear as thou!

Thy heart has borne my sorrow,

And I have wept for thine;

And now how can I leave thee?

Oh, let thy lot be mine.


Entreat me not to leave thee,

Entreat me not to leave thee,

Or to return from following after thee;

For where thou goest I will go,

And where thou lodgest I will lodge;

Thy people shall be my people,

And thy God my God,

Thy people shall be my people,

And thy God my God.

I’ll follow where thou leadest;

My love will cling to thee;

And where thy head is pillowed,

My nightly rest shall be;

Thy birthplace and thy kindredI’ll cherish like my own;

Thy God shall be my refuge,

I’ll worship at His throne.


Where death’s cold hand shall find thee,

There let my eyelids close,

And, in the grave beside thee,

This mortal frame repose:

Oh, do not now entreat me;

No friend so dear as thou;

My heart would break in anguish

If I should leave thee now.


bio("Fan­ny Cros­by","c/r/o/crosby_fj")
Fan­ny Cros­by, in Bright­est and Best, by Ro­bert Low­ry and
bio("W. How­ard Doane","d/o/a/doane_wh")
W. How­ard Doane (New York: Big­low & Main, 1875), num­ber 120.


James Wilder said...

HA! Love her shades! (Crosby)
Beautiful song.
Em and I hung out with the C&C group and had a blast. But tonight is our "big date"! :)

That was nice of your youth group to treat you guys for a night.

I've never heard of the frozen treat you were talking Blue Belle in CA, so we will have to make due.

Misha said...

Awww, well, I hope you have a jolly time tonight at your banquet. It's neat that you can remember that type of detail about a banquet from last year! Musta been fun...mmmm, mine was REALLY adventurous this year...and I can't even REMEMBER last year's!! hahah

Vonney said...

Great post! Sounds like a great idea (youth hosting a marrieds dinner) and a lot of fun! Blue Belle Icecream is the best.. (Well, I have to be a honest, its best AFTER Mitchells in SF!!!)
Have fun tonight and give your gorgeous hunk baby a kiss for me.. (Noah - not your hubby..ew) lol Love ya!

Music Eloquence said...

Hey guys, our youth really did a great job last year. But this year was exceptional too (last night). I'm hoping your V-day was extra romantic. <3

Sarah said...

Well. . . if you consider going to a Singles Awareness Day Un-valentines day party at the fireplace an eventful Valentine's. . . hahaha! Oh well. . . there will be plenty of wonderfully romantic Valentine Days in the future I suppose. LOL!

Music Eloquence said...

HAHAHA I cracked up laughing when Kim told me about the "Singles Awareness Day" plan. That is so hilarious. There will be plenty of Romantic valentines Days ahead. I'm confident of it. Especially if you decide to celebrate the other 364 days of the year. ;o)