Monday Melody – Everything To Me

Hi everyone!  Here’s hoping that you had an awesome weekend.  Despite fighting the flu, I had a good one.  Hung out with two of my BFFs and had a blast.  Thankful for the gift of friendship!

On the turntable this Monday…

Song/Album: “Everything to Me” on the album “Speak Those Things:  Pages of Life 3” by Fred Hammond.

Why it made the cut:  The man known as the “Architect of Urban Praise and Worship” never fails to bring me into the very presence of God with his lyrics and melodies.  You can’t help but be carried into a different spiritual stratosphere with this song, which envelops the listener in the all-encompassing, omnipresent love of God.

The essence of praise is giving God the glory that He alone deserves. This song does just that by bringing to the fore the many aspects of life that make God the be-all and end-all of the believer’s world.  He is, indeed, everything to me!

Artist:  Modern-day psalmist Fred Hammond, known also as the Babyface of gospel music, has carved out for himself an honored position in urban adult contemporary Christian music.  He is, bar none, my favorite Christian musician.

For more than 25 years, Fred’s enviable skills as a worship leader, vocalist, musician, and producer have birthed an often imitated but never fully duplicated blend of modern lyrics, danceable yet worshipful grooves, and heady beats that are always focused in one direction: God-ward.

Favorite lyrics:

When I felt lost and alone
You came and changed my story
On the pages of my life
You have revealed your glory
Lord You’re everything to me

Sweet spot:  In this, the DVD version of the song, the refrain from 2:39 to 3:45.  The pause starting at 3:01 is the icing on the cake!


  1. WONDERFUL.. Love your "Tight Hugs Ali".

  2. Awesome song….. you said it all Ali and the blog is kicking hard!
    God bless!

  3. Awesome song….. you said it all Ali and the blog is kicking hard!
    God bless!

  4. @AnonymousThanks! Pssst… leave your name next time! And come on back!

  5. @Anna Luks @AnnaLukindoAnna! Finally! So glad to hear from you! And yes, it is an awesome song. You know I lurrvvess me some Fred Hammond! LOL!

  6. Hope you're feeling better, Alison…forgot to get your flu shot? This is an awesome song. Fred Hammond is one of my fav gospel singers as well.

  7. @AnonymousArlene, my head feels like it's going to pop wide open. I didn't take the flu shot (really hate it), so I am trying to ride this thing out, but it is very tiring.

    Good to see you here! I am a huge Fred fan. Can't wait for his next album to drop in January: God, Love, and Music. The first single is already a favorite.

  8. I used to LOVE Pages of Life. I think I bought it twice. It's so scratched up I played it so much! LOL

    How about there's this man in my mom's church who not only favors Fred in the looks dept. he also sounds like him!

  9. HavServe Haiti says:

    Hey, Ali, your turn! hope you are taking load of rest! peace!!

  10. @HavServe HaitiYou're right, it is my turn andI want it to be over. Ugh!

  11. @Michelle @Radiant Brown BeautyMichelle I still play Pages of Life I and II a lot. Now they're on the iPod with the other good Fred stuff.

    Folks at your mom's church must really do a double take when they see the guy who favors Fred! LOL! They say everyone has a twin…

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