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What a Wonderful World


Perhaps one of the stunning songs ever carried out is Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World.” He recorded it throughout a time of nice turmoil on this nation, 1967, and the recording firm’s president suppressed it within the United States, but it reached the primary spot on the charts in England, topping them for 13 weeks. Armstrong then recorded it in 1970 with a spoken introduction. Now the recording is legendary everywhere in the world. Why ought to we hearken to this track, together with his memorable introduction, and skim its lyrics?

C. S. Lewis mentioned, “We might ignore, however we will nowhere evade, the presence of God. The world is crowded with him. He walks in all places incognito.” That is what this track does: gives a panoramic view of God’s unimaginable creation with its easy, but profound phrases, reminding us of the great thing about our Heavenly Father’s love manifested in small issues that we frequently take as a right. St. Therese of Lisieux mentioned, “To do small issues with nice love.” This track expresses not doing however profoundly appreciating small issues with love. And what’s much more wonderful is that God created it for us to share.

I see timber of inexperienced
Red roses too
I see them bloom
For me and also you
And I feel to myself
What an exquisite world

St. Augustine shares some attention-grabbing ideas on God’s creation. “Does God proclaim Himself within the wonders of creation? No. All issues proclaim Him, all issues converse. Their magnificence is the voice by which they announce God, by which they sing, ‘It is you who made me stunning, not me myself however you.’”

I see skies of blue
And clouds of white
The vivid blessed day
The darkish sacred evening
And I feel to myself
What an exquisite world

The track continues to talk of the transcendent great thing about God’s creation. In Isaiah, we learn, “Have you not recognized? Have you not heard? The LORD is the eternal God, the Creator of the ends of the earth” (Isaiah 40: 28). Notice the final line in each of those verses? “What an exquisite world.” It expresses appreciation for God’s reward. Thanksgiving for the grandeur of life. “Rejoice at all times,” (1 Thessalonians 5:16).

The colours of the rainbow
So fairly within the sky
Are additionally on the faces
Of individuals going by
I see associates shaking palms
Saying, “How do you do?”
They’re actually saying
“I really like you”

Mother Teresa mentioned, “Every time you smile at somebody, it’s an motion of affection, a present to that particular person, an exquisite factor.” We learn, “Beloved, allow us to love each other; for love is of God, and he who loves is born of God and is aware of God” (1 John 4:7). The reverse of affection is division. St. Paul has sturdy phrases regarding it. “I enchantment to you, brethren, to be aware of those that create dissensions and difficulties, in opposition to the doctrine which you have got been taught; keep away from them” (Romans 16:17). Mother Teresa reminds us, “Peace begins with a smile.”

I hear infants cry
I watch them develop
They’ll be taught rather more
Than I’ll by no means know
And I feel to myself
What an exquisite world

When Armstrong initially learn this verse, it reminded him of the neighborhood he lived in and the youngsters in it, influencing him to file this track. “There’s a lot in ‘Wonderful World’ that brings me again to my neighborhood the place I stay in Corona, New York. . . it’s like one huge household.”

In response to complaints by younger individuals about all the issues on this planet on the time, Armstrong responded with a spoken introduction to the 1970 recording. “Seems to me, it ain’t the world that’s so unhealthy however what we’re doin’ to it. And all I’m saying is, see, what an exquisite world it will be if solely we’d give it an opportunity. Love child, love. That’s the key, yeah. If heaps extra of us beloved one another, we’d clear up heaps extra issues. And then this world can be a gassuh.”

In an oblique approach, the track speaks of God’s biggest commandments. “You shall love the Lord your God with all of your coronary heart, and with all of your soul, and with all of your energy, and with all of your thoughts; and your neighbor as your self.” We are reminded of our Heavenly Father by means of his creation, within the timber, and the roses and the sky and to like these round us. “I elevate up my eyes to the hills. From the place does my assist come? My assist comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth” (Psalms 121: 1-2).

When Armstrong recorded, “What a Wonderful World,” his well being was on the decline. By trendy requirements, he didn’t have any fancy, flashing lights or dance strikes. With his voice’s distinctive gravelly high quality, he sang a young, transferring, love track, a heartfelt plea for love from his coronary heart. It jogs my memory very a lot of the photograph of Mother Teresa. She is kind of aged at that time. She wears no lipstick or eyeliner, but the candy expression on her face is one in all transcendent magnificence. In that photograph, she appears like one of the stunning ladies on this planet.



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