Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Tune in Tuesday: Abide With Me

I used to do a post called 'Lyrical Tuesday' where I chose a song and talked about what the lyrics meant to me. Now I find out GReads already has one of those and it's doing a lot better than mine, so I'm hopping onto their bandwagon. Here's what Tune in Tuesday is about:

A weekly feature hosted by me that showcases music - my other passion in life besides books! Each week I will post a new or old song in hopes to gain more interest. Help me in spreading the love of music! Feel free to get involved with this feature by linking up at the bottom of this post, thanks!

For this week I chose 'Abide With Me', which Emeli Sande sang at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. I realize that the Opening Ceremony has already been followed by a Closing Ceremony which was epic, but the way Emeli sang this was simply amazing. I couldn't find the actual clip, but this one is almost just as good!

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness;Where is death’s sting? Where, grave, thy victory?I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.
This is what religion is about for me. I am Christian, but a lot of friends say I am not because I don't follow every letter of the Bible. But this song encapsulates perfectly, for me, why belief helps at times.

So, what tune are you listening to this week?


  1. Her voice is crazy good. It definitely gave me goosebumps!

  2. Her voice is lovely! Thanks very much for sharing! :)

  3. Such a beautiful song and a very beautiful voice!