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Another 722/Steve Fee Song, Beauty of Heaven!

This is another Steve Fee written song, done in worship at 722

Beauty of Heaven by Steve Fee

Put praise upon my lips new each day
And lift my feet up from the pit out of the clay
And set me upon the rock of my salvation
Let the rhythm in my heart that beats in Yours
Give me a melody so sweet and pure
And let it serve as a call to all the nations

Put a new song in my heart
A hymn of praise to the Lord our God
Fill it with the beauty of heaven
Put a new song in my heart
A song to light up the dark
Fill it with the life from heaven
With the beauty of heaven
The beauty of heaven…

May the wonders of this world always inspire
Words that proclaim the truth and lift You higher and higher above Your creation
Open my ears to hear the beautiful sound that surrounds Your throne of heaven now
And I join my voice with the cries of exaltation
To You my king now

Let us join in the chorus, the chorus of the angels
The songs that they’re singing to You now x2

Let the earth resound, resound with heaven’s song x2

We sing “Alleluia, Alleluia”
We’re singing “Alleluia, Alleluia” x2

Put a new song in my heart
A hymn of praise to the Lord our God
Fill it with the beauty of heaven
Put a new song in my heart
A song to light up the dark
Fill it with the life from heaven
With the beauty of heaven
The beauty of heaven…


heh, I really did. It was to write down things that I wanted to post in my livejournal. Weird eh? anyways, yeah….employees who steal from Christian store… and are sent to BOOT CAMP! on the next Maury!

Ok, lesse what’s first….

Merry Christmas! haha, that was like from last YEAR (2002). Uhm, yeah. Christmas was a blast. Got some cash, some Matrix clothes from the next movie, and got a Family Size George Foreman Grill (which my brother wanted, not me, lol). But it came with a belgium waffle maker….now if I can only get some Bisquick. Christmas dinner was alright. The prime rib tasted kinda funny this year (the garlic was overcooked, so it caramalized on the outside and tasted sweet, and the prime rib was also cold…booo). Oh, and the Au Jus was homemade at first, so it tasted funky….I want some good prime rib now…*sniff* House of Prime Rib anyone?

New Years! Happy New Year! Welcome in the year by buying Wow Hits 2003 for only 23.98 at Berean! (wow, expensive, ask me for the hook ups though! hah). Uhm, yeah. New Years was spent over at Ali’s new apartment. She threw a New Years party and a late Birthday Bonanza for Michi. It was fun, and Nate brought out the big guns from the 80s. He brought Connect Four as well as Guess Who?. Crazy how many people loved those games and played it for awhile. I was stuck on the screen playing Grant Theft Auto 3 and shooting and running people over. I got 5 stars once till the FBI came by… I shot their car with a rocket, and I was a bit too close to their car and got wasted…. Oh, the reason I stayed back down here instead of going up to San Francisco for New Years was because I was working like a dog this week. I’ll have like 38 and a 1/2 hours this week. That’s like almost $300 after taxes….taxes, boooo! BUSH do something about Taxes and give us more money back!

So yeah, on to stuff I wrote down on my stolen note pad…heh

Yesterday at work I met a guy named Gary Palacios. (yeah, we were open New Years Day, sucks dont’ it? But I got double pay for it. =) ). Anyways, he used to work at Berean way back when (only 2 of the employees who current are here worked then, oh, this was 14 years ago too BTW). Anyways, he used to work as the Music Manager, but back when each store ordered all their own products. Nowadays, we have a home office in Cincinatti that orders everything for us. Gary told me about his testimony and it was just so amazing. He had been at SJSU as a business major, and left to work at KMart. He was going up at KMart and participating in their managerial program, when God told him he needed to quit, and go work at a Christian store. So he went over to Berean and turned in an application. The mananger told him he had no open positions and asked him why he wanted to work here when he was over qualified. Gary simply told him that God had told him to work at a christian store. The manager found a position for him in the music department. After about 3 months that manager left, and a new manager, Dick, replaced him. After Gary was there for about 6 months total, he was called into Dick’s office and made the Music Buyer. Gary studied up on everything in music, he knew who was in what bands, what song was on what album down to the number on the cassette or lp (no cd’s back then, hah), and set up a lot of good artist to come into the store (Amy Grant, Sandi Patti, etc). At the same time that his career with Berean as the Music Buyer was flourishing, he was asked by his Pastor at Victory outreach to help out with worship. Eventually Gary crossed paths with a fellow worship leader from a then small church of Jubilee Christian Center, Ron Kenoly. He got to oppertunity to see Ron lead worship, and found it stunning. Ron also saw Gary lead worship and said the same thing, and that he wanted to train Gary in worship leading. The two made a nice friendship. A little later Gary had been working with some of the company’s music reps and was working on a contest of sorts where they would find the best new talent in the Bay Area. Ron Kenoly immediately came to mind to Gary and he got Ron signed to Hosanna/Integrity and even appeared on his first album! A little while later, the Berean manager Dick pulled Gary into his office and told him that God had said it was time for him to go. He knew that working here was holding him back from whereever God wanted him to be. He wasn’t firing him but he was telling him that God wanted him somewhere else. Gary had just been recently engaged to be married, and the pay at Berean is nothing close to what can support ya forever. About a week after that Gary got a call for a place that offered him three times more than he was getting, and was right up his alley. He took the job, and God was just blessing the socks off him. After about 2 years Gary was married, just bought a house, was asked to be the minister of music at Victory Outreach, and started his own record label.

Nowadays, Gary is actually the head of all the music/worship stuff for all the Victory Outreach churches. He travels around internationally and does seminars for leading worship and leadership skills. He said that God had called him back to the Bay Area to do ministry though, and he’s starting a new thing called 27:4 which comes the book of Psalms (Psalms 27:4 “One thing I ask of the Lord, and this is what I seek. That I may dwell in the house of the Lord and gaze upon his beauty all the days of my life” I LOVE that verse! It’s one of my favorites. ) Anyways, it’s set out to be sort of a bible study and refreshing time for worship leaders and musicians weekly, to get together and worship and study the bible, pray, and have teachings. He’s wanting to start it up in a couple of months. Exciting! Anyways, yeah, Gary told me he wasn’t quite sure why he told me all that, but yeah, I’m thinking it was God’s plan to bless me with a hope and a future of what’s to come. =)

The coolest thing that I saw was that when Gary went into his wallet to give me a business card of his, he had a Berean business card from way back when. I asked him about why he still had that in his wallet (this was like 14 years old). He told me he had it in there as a reminder of where he came from, and about how it all started for him. Cool eh?

I’ll post about the other two things I wrote down in another entry, this one already is pretty LOOOONG!  

Request for Musicians

hah, well listening to bands like the David Crowder Band and Exit 10, it really wants me to have a band with a set group of musicians to play with. Ones who most of all love to worship, and also have great talent. So yeah, If you’re interested in being part of the Randall Wong Band, let me know, haha. =P

I just downloaded like 20 new mp3s from Thad’s server. Some great stuff. Mostly Exit 10 stuff (Steve Fee and Candi Pearson, who will never be coming out with a CD, atleast not soon….booooo, I love them so much, hah), and stuff from the David Crowder Band from this year’s summer conference at CIY.

Actually I’m listening to the first song, Sing like the Saved, by Exit 10, and it doesn’t sound like Candi…but I could be wrong… Not as soulful….but still could be. alas. I miss her from the 722 broadcasts. =( Ok, it is her, she just did some fun signature stuff, hehe.


Well on a side note I’ll be recording again this winter. Should be fun. Hopefully I’ll be done sometime this year on that cd that I’ve been promising since last year, Who knows though. Tell ya what, I’ll offer you guys here it free by mp3 when it’s done. =P Maybe that’ll satisfy some of ya. =)

current mood: hopeful
current music: David Crowder Band – Doxology

After the Rain….

Hah, dunno why I had that title. Think it was just because I was listening to a Third Day CD in the car on the way to the meeting. Well it’s WAAY past the meeting now, but yeah….hah. I came back, went to sleep, then woke back up, and have been working on things. Here goes some things that happened today that I’ll post on.

7:22, the bible study that I talk about a lot in Atlanta, GA has brought their worship back on their webcasts!!! Whooo. I ALWAYS used to listen to it each week and get new songs from them. It was there I first heard the song “Our Love is Loud” by David Crowder, and this was back in September. hehe. On a sad note about 722, Candi Pearson, one of the lead worshippers there will be leaving to do more work with the high school group there at North Point Community Church. So all the people at 722 and people like me online won’t be able to hear her lovely singing voice each week anymore. =( booo.

I’m trying to think of ideas for the website…hah. The current idea will probably be scrapped, or used as the Non-Flash version or something. I’m trying to find some cool sites as well for learning Flash, hit me up with a comment if you know any good sites.

I also added something called CQ Counter, which is pretty cool. I can see the IP addresses of people who come here now. And it actually looks like I’ve been getting quite a few hits. Says some people from have come by, and some people from Cool. Hello. =P

So that post about my birthday will probably wait another day or so, hah. I’m so lazy.

Tonight over at CBCSJ (Chinese Baptist Church of San Jose) they’ll be a praise night put on by Phileo fellowship, the college group of that church. Visit for driving directions. It starts at…7pm I think (hah, I dunno, they just tell me be there at 4, so yeah…I dunno what time is actually starts). Should be a good night. I’m leading worship along with another guy Kinson from the church. He asked me to lead back in like summer, so yeah, a long time ago. hehe.

So yeah, CBCSJ at 7pm, Be there or be an octagon!  

My attitude lately on my thumb…

Well I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately (err, that sounds redundant, doesn’t it?). And I thought this about my situation:

Why am I being so stubborn and am almost to the point of giving up? I mean I didn’t lead worship this past Sunday, because I couldn’t play guitar. I didn’t lead worship today at fellowship, cuz of my thumb as well. But so what if I can’t play guitar? I remember a few years back, when I first felt the calling to do worship the rest of my life. I had felt so strongly about leading worship, that I once said that even if I lost both of my arms, and couldn’t play guitar anymore, I would still want to lead worship, and I would do it with a kazoo. (This was in a conversation with a fellow journey-man Elisa Yi of AACF@UCDavis) What happened to those days? Why does it seem like I’ve given up on my dreams of leading worship….

Now I haven’t necessarily given up my dreams of leading worship. This weekend actually I was sharing a little about that with a gentleman by the name of Matt Wagner. He was in town with his newly married wife, and our church’s previous Youth Pastor, Dawn Dais (Well now Dawn Wager). Anyways, he was going around the table of the restaurant and asking us what our Kingdom Dream was. Mine is something along the lines of worship. I told him that I knew my calling was to lead worship, and I plan to continue doing that for awhile. Now I’m not sure if God will have me just do things at the corporate level of churches for the rest of my life, but I did tell Matt that my ultimate dream would be to move out to Atlanta, GA and be involved with 722 and Passion out there in Georgia.

Life’s pretty different out there, and I got a big glimps of that when I was out there visiting in April. I said I was going to post some journal entries from that trip, but I never did….If I can find that folder again, I should, hehe. Ok, nuff said, I’m really tired today. g’nite

current mood: tired