Psalms – Song of Praise

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I’m grateful for all the Christian ministries who touch my life with their message of hope.

 

 Music can make your heart sing and completely change your mood. I find this to be true. Singing praise to the Lord makes my whole being smile.

When I was in the depth of despair, the comforting words of the bible, particularly the book of Psalms, had quieted my grieving heart.

The bitter pill that life sometimes makes me swallow can be poisonous to my body. Spiritual, mental and physical anguish can bring me to my knees but the sweetness of music especially an uplifting song of praise connects me heavenwards.

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The Lord has blessed me with a song in the quiet where God joins me. A song developed over time, born upon the mountain that I climbed, on a walk, in my daily devotions. It is a song of encouragement, an opportunity for intimacy as I sing a ‘Song of Praise’ to my Lord.

Song of Praise

Verse I

In the desert of my tears

Bitter waters I fear

My soul thirsts for Living Waters

Jesus, I am here

Chorus

I sing a song of praise to you, Lord

I sing a song of praise to you, my Lord

In grace, I’m thankful, Lord

For everything you do

I sing a song of praise to you

Verse II

When my heart is in trouble

I believe in Your love

In my weakness, I crumble

Lord, you are my strength

Chorus

I sing a song of love in you, Lord

I sing a song of love in you, my Lord

In grace, I thank you Lord

For everything you do

I sing a song of love in you

Verse III

Singing out in rejoicing

To my Lord, saving Lord

In your mercy and compassion

Lord, you shepherd me

Chorus

I sing a song of joy with the heavens, Lord

I sing a song of joy with heaven, my Lord

In grace, I thank you Lord

For everything you do

I sing a song of joy to you

Verse IV

Now, I’m trusting in your victory

I take refuge in you

Lord, your goodness protects me

Jesus, I rest in you

Chorus

I sing a song of peace and trust in you, Lord

I sing a song of peace and trust, my Lord

In grace, I thank you Lord

For everything you do

I sing a song of peace and trust in you

Refrain

Song of praise

Sing a song to you

Song of faith and hope

Sing a song to my Lord

Chorus

I sing a song of praise to you, Lord

I sing a song of praise to you, my Lord

In grace, I thank you Lord

For everything you do

I sing a song of praise

I sing a song of love, joy and peace

I trust and sing a song of praise to you

Refrain

Chorus

I sing a song of praise

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“By day the Lord directs His love, at night His song is with me – a prayer to the God of my life.” ~ Psalms 42:8

The lyrics to my song were inspired by Psalms, songs and poems to God. God willing, my brother Al Alberici, a music minister, will be composing the music to my melody.

I have heard that singing to the Lord is praying twice but the gift seems to be mine as it gives my soul twice the blessing.

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 Wishing you a song in your heart to the Lord,

Maria Lauren, AKA Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio

Your Powerful LIFE

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Lady Luck steps into Las Vegas

Lady Luck steps into Las Vegas when the Rat Pack ruled the strip but also sizzles in today’s Las Vegas!

Lady Luck has been charmed by Frank Sinatra in the song, ‘Luck be a Lady,’ she has a downtown Vegas casino named after her and she is the subject of a new music video sung by recording artist, Marianna Riccio and directed/edited by award-winning videographer, Harry J Jarvis.

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Singer, songwriter, Marianna Riccio is ‘Lady Luck’ in new music video!

Because of our connection to the artist, 😉 my sister and I (Alberici Sisters) also make a few appearances in the Lady Luck music video… our book is featured too!

Our historical entertainment book was prompted by a newspaper reporter who interviewed us on the Red Carpet at The Grammy Award Ceremony. We were there to honor Dean Martin receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award because of our many years performing with Dean as The Golddiggers.

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The Alberici Sister’s book, Beyond Our Wildest Dreams – The Grammys Red Carpet

“As we celebrated that evening, it all came flooding back—the stars, the memories….

Touring with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin on the same bill, hanging out in the dressing rooms and at home with Sammy Davis Jr.; taping the Dean Martin TV show; opening the MGM Grand in Las Vegas with Dean and then appearing at Bally’s for so many years until Dean’s final performances. What an experience. What fun!

Spending all of that time in Las Vegas with Dean opened our eyes to who the legendary entertainer really was on a personal level; the man behind the laughter. And the sorrow.

As my sister and I searched for our friends through the crowd we were stopped by another news reporter, ‘How did you like performing with Dean Martin?’ He became enthralled with our stories of singing, dancing and palling around with Dean Martin and the Rat Pack.”

– Excerpt from “Beyond Our Wildest Dreams, book by the Alberici Sisters, produced by Billy Ingram.

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My daughter, Marianna grew up watching Dean Martin and The Golddiggers on-stage in Las Vegas!

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Maria Lauren (mom) poses for a picture with Marianna Riccio (daughter) before a performance in Las Vegas.

Marianna Riccio performs the song, Lady Luck in honor of the glamour days of Las Vegas!

Comments on the Lady Luck music video premier have just come in…

“A STAR IS BORN… This is so amazing… What a beautiful talent!” … “You make me want to go to Vegas – NOW!!!”… “What a hoot!” … “Great song and video.” … “Awesome!” … “Entertaining and fun!” … “Fantastic song… Looking ladylicious Marianna Riccio!” … “Retro cool!!” … “Catchy tune!” … “It is more than great!!!” ….

 

 

Wasn’t that fun?

My sister Linda and I were more than pleased to sing a little snippet of ‘Luck be a Lady’ in the Lady Luck music video as our hearts commemorated 100 years of Frank Sinatra! Now, a whole new generation can take notice.

Please share with your friends!

Thanks a bunch,

Maria Lauren, a.k.a. Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio

Your Powerful LIFE blog

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Marianna’s Website

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‘Lady Luck’ song – Listen free on Sound Cloud

 

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 Your Powerful LIFE blog is about Living, Inspiration, Fitness, Entertainment…. It is produced in my own time and solely reflects my personal opinions. Statements on this site do not represent the views or policies of my employer, past or present, or any other organization with which I may be affiliated. All content is copyrighted.