Category: Songs that Matter

[should we or should we not care?]

[should we or should we not care?]

A friend of mine, Andrei, writes songs.

He just started a couple of years ago, but I can tell he’s got the passion and the gift for it, even if there are still things to learn.

The other day he was joking again about a song he started writing and then stopped… because he realized that the first couple of words and even the tune were quite similar to that of another song. We laughed about the fact he has listened to Hillsong music for so long that the tunes are stuck in his brain for a long time now.

[reactions]

[reactions]

I love Skillet. I don’t care what anyone else says – I love their style, I love their lyrics, and I love that even though they went sort of mainstream, they still have kept the faith. Their songs speak to me and their rhythms energize me, making even usually-stationary-me (just ask my friends) want to move along with the pulse. However, while I sway, I still can observe the people around me.

[it is well…]

[it is well…]

The time has come for another glimpse into translated songs. This time around it is one of the hymns that we all know and love: It is well with my soul. This hymn was writ­ten af­ter two ma­jor trau­mas in Ho­ra­tio G. Spaf­ford’s life, the author of the lyrics. The first was the great Chi­ca­go …

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[timely words]

[timely words]

I am always amazed at how God can speak through all kinds of things including music. Feeling down, I looked out the window, watching buildings pass by as the bus drove past them. “Sometimes,” I half-thought / half-prayed, “sometimes I really wish I could just let go of the principles I hold onto and live …

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[amazing grace]

[amazing grace]

If I will ever have a daughter (and my hubby won’t mind), I want to call her Grace. I know it’s not a typical Ukrainian / Russian name. But when I say this word out loud, I can taste the warmth it means. When I think about it, it is akin being hugged by someone …

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[i could sing of your love forever]

[i could sing of your love forever]

Yesterday I have shared the peculiarities of translating songs. And today I decided to continue the trend and share another song’s translation – this time from English to Ukrainian (and back). You might’ve heard this song – I Could Sing of Your Love Forever. It’s one of the Delirious? / Hillsong songs that I have …

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[air]

[air]

There’s a song that is one of those that is sung in many countries and in many languages. “This is the air I breathe…” “Господь, Ты – воздух мой…” However, it’s one of those songs that changes meaning slightly when translated. Few songs can be translated literally into another language. Most of the time, you …

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[God’s *sometimes-weird* Love]

[God’s *sometimes-weird* Love]

Have you ever wondered about God’s sense of humor? I [strongly] suspect that you have. Almost every day I am sort of forced to grin at Him because of the way He arranges my plans. Evan Almighty is one of my all-time favorite movies. I probably watched it as many times as Bill Grandi watched …

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[take my life]

[take my life]

One of the songs by Third Day speaks to me every time I hear it… How many times have I turned away? The number is the same as the sand on the shore. But every time You’ve taken me back and now I pray You do it once more. How many times have I turned away? The number …

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