Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Music: Susan Boyle Sings "Miracle Hymn" From Movie "The Christmas Candle"

From Denny:  The Christmas season is a time for reflection upon what we thought was the impossible to even dare to dream entering the realm of the possible and becoming our new reality.  We call that a miracle because it is so very rare!  If ever there was a story to illustrate the impossible becoming the possible it's the story of singer Susan Boyle's meteoric rise to fame.  She has recently been diagnosed with autism as an adult.  While it's been a rocky road for her she has been creating her life balance and is doing well.

Normally, I just cut to viewing the musical performance but this video has a long introduction from Joel Osteen's church, the largest in Texas.  It explains the story of how they came to write and produce the new movie, "The Christmas Candle."  What's interesting is that how Susan Boyle was on the same page with them spiritually - though the two sides had never met or spoke about the possibility of her involvement in the movie.  Take a listen as it is interesting to hear the story of how these movies develop via the Spirit of God drawing people to interact.  Susan's performance follows, so stay tuned!  Hope you enjoy a very Merry Christmas!

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From YouTube:  Published on Nov 18, 2013

2nd Show, TV: Pastors Joel and Victoria Osteen welcome Susan Boyle to Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, for her biggest-ever live performance in the USA during two Sunday services (at 8:30and 11:00 am CST) today, November 17, 2013. Both services were live-streamed at and rebroadcast on the Daystar Television Network three weeks later.

Boyle performed three songs, including "Miracle Hymn," an original composition from "The Christmas Candle" film, as well as "O Come, All Ye Faithful," her duet with Elvis Presley. Both tracks are on her upcoming album "Home for Christmas," releasing October 29.

Averaging 43,500 in weekly attendance, Lakewood is America's largest church and the first stop on Boyle's U.S. promo tour for her fifth album as well as her major motion picture debut in "The Christmas Candle," the first feature film based on a book by best-selling author, Max Lucado.

"Victoria and I, like all of America, fell in love with Susan Boyle the first time we saw her," Pastor Osteen said. "We are delighted and honored that she chose Lakewood Church for her first solo performance in this country."

Boyle said: "I am really looking forward to attending and performing at Lakewood. This will be the largest audience I have ever performed to in the USA and I am very excited. I'm also looking forward to my first trip to Texas. Many of my Texan fans have travelled around the globe for me so I am excited to be visiting their home state and singing in such a wonderful venue. It is also the first time I perform Miracle Hymn and O Come, All Ye Faithful to a live audience so it will be a very special moment."

Boyle gained worldwide attention with her appearance as a contestant on the TV program "Britain's Got Talent" in April 2009, singing "I Dreamed a Dream" from "LES MISERABLES." Susan has gone on to become a top selling artist with over 20 million albums sold worldwide, stormed to the top of the charts in over 30 countries, garnered two Grammy nominations and her four albums have gone multi-platinum in over 38 countries.

Adding to her myriad of talents, Boyle will appear in her first acting role with the release of "The Christmas Candle" next month. Boyle stars alongside Samantha Barks ("LES MISERABLES") as Eleanor Hopewell, wife of the churchwarden in the enchanting village of Gladbury. The inspirational family film, produced by ImpACT Productionsand Big Book Media, and distributed by EchoLight Studios, will release in the U.S. on Nov. 22.

For additional information about Boyle, visit, and about "The Christmas Candle," visit

ABOUT Susan Boyle In 2009 Susan Boyle stepped onto the "Britain's Got Talent" stage and surprised the world. In the blink of an eye, she went from unknown to worldwide fame, and news crews from around the globe were camped on the small narrow street in provincial Blackburn Scotland, outside her childhood home. In Nov. 2013 she debuts her acting role in "The Christmas Candle," cementing her versatility within the world of entertainment. She shows no sign of slowing down with her raw combination of strength and fragility, beauty and solitude that is her singing voice with which she captured the world's imagination.

ABOUT "THE CHRISTMAS CANDLE": "The Christmas Candle" is based on the book by international best-selling author, Max Lucado, who also makes a cameo in the film set deep in the heart of the English countryside in the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it every 25 years an angel visits the village candle maker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights the Christmas Candle receives a miracle onChristmas Eve. But in 1890, at the dawn of the electric age, this centuries-old legend may come to an end.

Featuring Hans Matheson (Sherlock Holmes),Samantha Barks ("LES MISERABLES") and Sylvester McCoy ("The Hobbit"). Distributed by EchoLight Studios, the film opens widely November 22.

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