Breaking out in song

The sunsets this past week have really been beautiful.  They inspire me to walk out into God’s great cathedral and praise Him for His goodness.  Occasionally an old song that I didn’t even remember that I knew, will well up.  The other night, I found myself singing this old Disney song, “Johnny Appleseed (The Lord is Good to Me)”.  Whether it was out loud, or just in my head, I’m not sure, but it described well my feelings at the time.

Oh, the Lord’s been good to me.
And so I thank the Lord
For giving me the things I need:
The sun, the rain and the appleseed;
Oh, the Lord’s been good to me.
~ Kim Gannon and Walter Kent

8 thoughts on “Breaking out in song

  1. What beautiful sunsets Rebecca. You are out in an open area to enjoy them, so they look all the more magnificent. I was sure I have seen every Disney movie but don’t remember that movie nor the song. Thank you for sharing it.

    • Thanks, Linda! It comes from Melody Time and features seven classic stories, Johnny Appleseed being one of them. I must have seen it as a child, because the song sure came back to me.

      • That’s interesting Rebecca … I wonder if they didn’t show that movie in Canada? We moved here here when I was 10 and I would have thought Disney movies were universal though. They used to have a Disney movie on every Sunday night at 7:00 p.m. for years.

      • Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color/The Wonderful World of Disney — I remember it well. We use to have popcorn and Coke and watch on Sunday nights. 🙂 Melody Time was release in 1948, so it’s been around a long time.

      • Those were the days, simpler times … and, if memory serves me right, Ed Sullivan followed at 8:00 and Bonanza at 9:00. (I think I was allowed to stay up that late as I remember Bonanza.) I’ll bet Melody Time is on YouTube and I’ll have to watch it in its entirety and see if it jogs my memory.

      • I guess our time zones were different. I think everything was an hour earlier here or I never would have gotten to watch Bonanza. Yes, simpler, good times.

      • You’re right – I just looked for Tennessee time and you are an hour earlier. I didn’t realize that to be honest. And Ontario, Canada was the same time zone as here in SE Michigan. I don’t know why I got to stay up for Bonanza as technically it was a “school night” … I like those simpler, good times.

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