Sunday, July 29, 2012

Somebody Bigger Than You and I

This song was written in 1951 on the back of a golf card.  The writer, Johnny Lange, became very aware of the beautiful California day and began to write short phrases on his scorecard.  He said that the song wrote itself.  The title came from a favorite expression of his father.  The music was completed a few days later.

"Who made the mountain, who made the tree,
Croagh Patrick, County Mayo, Ireland
 Who made the river flow to the sea,
Stream in Wicklow Mountains, Dublin, Ireland
And who hung the moon in the starry sky?

Somebody bigger than you and I.

Who makes the flowers bloom in the spring,
Who writes the song for the robin to sing,
And who sends the rain when the earth is dry?
Somebody bigger than you and I.

He lights the way when the road is long, keeps you company.
With love to guide you, He walks beside you, just like He walks with me.

When I am weary, filled with despair,
Who gives me courage to go on from there,

Rodanthe, NC
And who gives me faith that will never die?
Piney Ridge Baptist Church, Pamplin, VA
Somebody bigger than you and I."

May you always rejoice in the big, BIG God we serve!

(If you don't know the song, here is the link to Tennessee Ernie Ford singing "Somebody Bigger Than You and I".)

Linking to Spiritual Sundays.


Amy Burzese said...

Beautiful. I love the rain shot.

Beth said...

love the rodanthe, the moon, & robin shot. love the post put to the tune. so cool. (:

Jan n Jer said...

Great pics...such a beautiful song and a reminder of our higher power!

TexWisGirl said...

lovely stream and sweet robin! nicely done, once again.

heyBJK said...

Well done! The photos are beautiful. I especially like the rain shot!

Anni said...

...truly, this post [as all your Spiritual Sundays] gave me a chilling in the flesh as I read the lyrics then viewed the image to correspond. Wow.

You never ever cease to amaze me and inspire me.

---aka Hootin' Anni

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

These are all beautiful. I love the stream.

NixBlog said...

Lovely post, Linda!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I love how you put the pictures with the verses! Photos and words both are beautiful!

Roslyn said...

Your photography is always beautiful Linda, thanks for blogging them!

Rita said...

Don't remember the song but I always loved Tennessee Ernie Ford. Still have his songs on tape.

wonderful photo to match the lyrics.