Monday, September 01, 2008

I feel the Joy of the Lord

This song started running through my head this morning, and my mouth as well - it's a very good thing I only seem to get toddlers who don't verbalize enough to tell on me for some of the strange things I do while doing the laundry, making beds and such. Because todays song was an old favorite of mine.

"I feel the joy"

We sang it once at an old church that I went to, and I was bound and determined that we had to shout the chorus, and somehow... I'm still not sure how... I managed to get people stuck in the back row with me to shout with me during practice times and somehow it just stayed through our actual performance for the service. To me, maybe no one else, it was the best performance our choir ever did. I was profoundly, and I do mean profoundly disappointed that not a single person was moved from their sitting position. But that's a story for another day.

This morning I went looking for the words because I hate singing only half a song. And I found a youtube video of a church singing the song. (Seriously - there's a youtube video for everything.)
I'm not sure if anyone watches the videos I put on here - please let me tell you how awesome comments are, I even accept anonymous ones - it's pretty easy.... hint hint wink wink nudge nudge.

BUT, in case no one watches this video, I dissected it for you. Dissection is below the video, and below that are the words to the song since it's a little hard to catch all the words from the video.








:15 1 hand is raised.
:30 Movement is noted from the clappers.
:38 A slight bouncy motion begins from some of the people.
:41 - 55 Brown suit guy from the side slowly and clappingly makes his way to right in front of the platform.
:52 Happy white shirted background singer (on our right) starts bouncing.
:57 This count shows 3 hands are raised.
:59 Brown suit in front of platform begins bouncing.
1:03 Those 3 hands that were up are now waving.
1:12 Brown suit in front of platform is dancing now. Go him!
1:30 If asked what happened, I'd swear that the brown suit guy found deliverance. Also, the majority of the visible crowd is solidly bouncy.
1:56 I'm noticing that the closer you are to the platform the bouncier you are.
2:18 Even the non-bouncy people further back are unable to just stand still while they clap now.
2:35 Finally the lead singer gets the bounce.
2:48 Coming from our right side - a man runs across the screen.
2:54 Dark suited man appears briefly on the right side of the screen dances a circle and dances right back out of screen.
2:55 Something gets on the dark suited background singer (towards the middle) and he gets the bounce.
4:05 Excited white shirt guy in the front-ish row, apparently runs off to go have a jubilee.
5:03 I sit back and enjoy the fact that the last 5:03 minutes these people from Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in Beebe Arkansas got to have a jubilee.


The lyrics to the song:

"I Feel The Joy"

I'm a little tired of the devil's games
keeping me in bondage from my sorrows and shames
I deserve better I won't go another day
I'm here to claim deliverance in Jesus name

I feel the joy of the Lord falling fresh on me
I feel the joy of the Lord delivering me
I feel the joy of the Holy Ghost all over me

Now I have royal blood flowing through my veins
I'm a child of the king I've been buried in his name
there is no devil that can come against me
I've been bought I've been blessed and I've been set free.

I have been loosed I've been set free
So pardon me a moment while I have a jubilee
The Joy of the Holy Ghost is all over me

27 comments:

Kerri said...

I LOVE THIS SONG! I go to a Pentecostal church in south Georgia and this is one that usually gets everyone standing up and clapping. This is absolutely one of my favorites, and my heart is saddened that people would not respond to the overwhelming joy of this song. I find myself smiling and singing along even when I'm just riding down the road by myself. Thank you for posting it!

flyawaynet said...

Thanks for the comment Kerri! I'd love to see a video of your church doing this song. I've enjoyed seeing so many people come in to the blog having searched for this song specifically. It makes me excited to know more excited people all the time. :)

Kelly B. said...

I also go to a Pentecostal church and they played this song today and the worship service went like an extra 30 minutes because the Power of God just moved through the whole churcha nd it was just amazing.

flyawaynet said...

I'm so glad you commented Kelly! It's so exciting when God is allowed to take over a service. It's just... incredible. I'm glad you had such a great service.

Lorrie Kennedy said...

I just wanted to say thank you for posting this song. I have been struggling and after talking with my pastor today I decided to just praise and worship Jesus until I prayed through. This is the song I wanted to hear while I praised Him. I wanted to claim my joy again. Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

this song is awesome and i can't help but smile every time i hear it.

flyawaynet said...

I'm glad it made you smile.

I have to smile, and then turn up the volume and sing full blast. It's a serious blessing that no one else can see me. :)

Erica said...

Hi! I was trying to find what this song was called and came to this site.. I now know what the songs is called but who sings it!

The church I go sang this song last Sunday Morning. And oh my goodness I've never felt God so real before it was so amazing!

Anonymous said...

I go to a Pentecostal Church in North Little Rock, AR and our church song this song last night and the praise got so high that our pastor couldn't even preach! I love this song! It is such a rich testimony for me! Im so glad I have royal blood and I have been burried in His name! Acts 2:38! I have been loosed/ I've been set free/ So pardon me a moment while I have a jubilee/ For the joy of the Holy Ghost is all over me!

Anonymous said...

I go to a Pentecostal Church in North Little Rock, AR and our church song this song last night and the praise got so high that our pastor couldn't even preach! I love this song! It is such a rich testimony for me! Im so glad I have royal blood and I have been burried in His name! Acts 2:38! I have been loosed/ I've been set free/ So pardon me a moment while I have a jubilee/ For the joy of the Holy Ghost is all over me!

Anonymous said...

I go a Pentecostal Church in a little town in Alabama. But when our choir sings this song there is not one person who is not moving! This song has amazing anointing. It's so great to know that we have freedom to worship and also we are not ashamed! My favorite part that gets me moving is "I have royal blood flowing through my veins I'm a Child of the King I've been buried in his name there is no devil that can come against me I've been blessed, I've been bought I've been set free! I have been loosed I've been set free so pardon me a moment while i have a jubilee! I feel the joy of the Holy Ghost all over me!" It gives me just chills just thinking about it!

flyawaynet said...

I'd wish to know the name of the churches across the nation singing this song - from the one in Georgia to Arkansas, to Alabama. I'd love to visit your church and see Gods Spirit erupt through that song as I visited.

Victory Tabernacle said...

I have been looking for the chord progression for this song. A video to show someone how to play it would be wonderful! - Huntsville, AL

Anonymous said...

We sing this song at my church in North Carolina. Just sang it on Sunday!

flyawaynet said...

I'd love to sing/hear it again in person. I hope your church starts singing it often Anonymous!

Anonymous said...

well i live in barbourville ky i went to a church in batavia ohio where i used to go to school at it was called kingsway fellowship i heared this song and it is a awesome song and now i got the words and i am going to sing it in my church

kenny howard

flyawaynet said...

Hey Kenny! I wish you'd video it when you do sing it and send me the youtube link or something. It'd be great to watch!

There's something very contagious about this song.

Amy said...

We had a revival at our church almost a month ago and I wanted to know the name of this song that was sang by a guest group from another church, couldn't even remember the lyrics so I woke up this morning with a few of the lyrics in my head and searched them and here I am! I am so happy I've found this song .. I love it! When this song was sung at our church everyone was up shouting and praising HIM! We are in Ky though.

flyawaynet said...

Hey Amy :)
There is something about that song that just begins a pouring out of the Holy Ghost. I know when we sang it just that once, it was just an incredibly intense feeling of God moving in me.

Love it!

Dustin B said...

I attend a Pentecostal church in central Texas and everytime we sing this song the Holy Ghost moves throughout the entire church. This is definetly an amazing song. I love the annointing in this song.

Anonymous said...

The rick Church in Terrell Texas Does this song quite often. It is strong and great, and brings some great noise!! I love it!! It is stuck in my head right now! So powerful!!

Anonymous said...

we sing this song quite often love it is so Spiritual ....I would love to know who sings it so I can get the cd....if anyone know please comment it on here...Thank you Ferguson,Kentucky

James Poteet II said...

Sadly, the video is gone, thank goodness you dissected it. Still a great song.

James Poteet II said...

Oh, and here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J22_UXjSY00
I love the woman up front twirling around in circles.

JordanPentecostalBaldKnob said...

I as well am Pentecostal. I go to Bro. Russel Henson's in Bald Knob Arkansas. He's a branch of the liberty light house ministry. He's under Bro. Shiel in Beebe Arkansas. We use this song in church. i can relate to the girl who posted about the song going on for 30 minutes. haha :) When God moves and the Holy Ghost falls in our church song service may be the only order of the service for the entire night. Normally we worship and the Pastor dismisses. This is Jordan Deese just saying. God is amazing.

Anonymous said...

I go to a pentecostal church in NW GA, SPWC. We are planning on singing this song in our youth service Sunday. I will post a video.

flyawaynet said...

Fantastic Anonymous - please do and make sure and give me the link! As you can see from this post the video I currently had went away. :( I'd love to have a new one to post!