Monday, October 15, 2012

Conspiring Teens Plot Joy (Want their Secret?)

The teens exchanged glances, eyes flaring, shoulders keeping time with the rising drums. “Ready?” was the unspoken question, as grins split open further to sing, “You are hooooooooly.”  Spiked blonde hair rose above a striped teal and brown shirt, and shorter brown-haired male in tan sang out with abandon, in a line of young men in the front row. Behind them, female teens smiled wide, glanced at friends nearby, and dropped jaws to sing with rich tones. “Hoooooly, Holy, You are hooooooly, holy.” 

Drums boom, the church families, singles and grandparents all raise voices high, but it's the teens who grab my attention. I love their joy, their “Ready? Let’s go” glances to each other as the recognized chorus appears, and then their disappeared abandon to the words, as they close eyes, lean in, and sing out.

I can't comprehend your infinitely beautiful and perfect love
Oh I've dreamed dreams of majesty as brilliant as a billion stars
But they're never bright enough after all

You are Holy
Oh Holy
Holy, Holy, Holy

I will sing a song for you my God with everything I have in me
But it's never loud enough after all

You are Holy
Oh Holy
Holy, Holy, Holy

Heaven and earth are full, full of your glory, glory
My soul it overflows full of your glory, your glory
Oh blessed is he who reigns, full of your glory, your glory
My cup, it can't contain all of your glory, your glory
Hosanna we are found after all you are

Oh Holy
Holy, Holy, Holy

I can't comprehend
You're infinitely beautiful  (
After all (Holy) by the David Crowder band) 

Sing with me this morning! “My soul it overflows, full of your glory… my cup it can’t contain all of your glory.” Linking with Ann and Shanda.

I love getting to know you. What has your weekend been like? Where have you seen joy this weekend? Those in email can join the conversations by clicking here

Photos courtesy of Microsoft clip art. Video courtesy of the David Crowder band, found on youtube.


Unknown said...

It sounds like an amazing weekend for you :) Ours was a much needed restful weekend filled with a lot of outside time. Thanks for peeking in at my place today.

Jennifer Dougan said...

Hi Lori,

Spending time in worship always refreshes me. Seeing teens appreciate it is thrilling too.

Glad you had some outside time too. Isn't it rejuvenating? Is it warm where you are? It's been getting quickly cooler here in MN, but it's beautiful today!

Have a great week, Lori.

Jennifer Dougan

Denise said...

Sounds awesome.

Unknown said...

This is beautiful! I love watching/listening to teens who love God lead worship... it's something to see! :)

I've nominated you for a bloggy award! (I've been stalking you...)


Jennifer Dougan said...


Nice to chat with you this evening...

Hello from a misty MN evening,
Jennifer Dougan

Jennifer Dougan said...


I am honored, girl. Thank you!

Seeing people worship is exciting and humbling. Seeing teens worship thrills my heart.

Stalk away. :) I'm glad you're here. It's fun to get to know new friends.

Have a great week.

Jennifer Dougan

AmyAlves said...

Jennifer, what a sight you got to witness! God is good friend. There is joy all over the place here! Family visiting, encouraging conversations, and the growth of grace. ~ Love from Maine, Amy :)

Cheryl Barker said...

We got to spend some unexpected time this weekend with one of Don's sisters and her husband. Hadn't seen them in almost a year. So good to catch up.

By the way, I love it when people plot joy! :)