“I Look to You” – Whitney Houston’s Lasting Gift

The funeral for Whitney Houston was today.

In August 2009 after a long absence from the studio Whitney Houston released her seventh and final album “I Look to You.” It debuted on the U.S. Billboard 200 at number one with sales of 305,000, beating her previous career best first-week sale of 205,000 units with Just Whitney (2002). Whitney told the press in London that her latest album will reflect her emotional state and chronicle events in her personal life since her last musical release in 2002. Whitney said,

“That makes it real. The changes that we go through, the transitions that we go through, the tests that we go through, being a mother, becoming a single mother. It all had its ups and its downs, but for the most part, I kept my faith and I kept my head up… I took my time. All the triumphs and the ups and downs and stuff, it’s all incorporated on the album, and hopefully not only does it inspire me, but inspires a whole lot of other people.”

Whitney ‘s career started in the church. And after all of those years of pain and addiction she never quit searching for Him.

“I Look to You” may not be Whitney Houston’s best seller. But anyone who has battled addiction or divorce or loss can find comfort in this beautiful hymn of praise.

I Look To You

As I lay me down
Heaven hear me now
I’m lost without a cause
After giving it my all

Winter storms have come
And darkened my sun
After all that I’ve been through
Who on earth can I turn to?

I look to you,
I look to you
After all my strength is gone
In you I can be strong
aI look to you,
I look to you
And when melodies are gone In you I hear a song
I look to you

’bout to lose my breath
There’s no more fighting left
Sinking to rise no more
Searching for that open door

And every road that I’ve taken
Led to my regret
And I don’t know if I’m go’n make it
Nothing to do but lift my head


My levees are broken
My walls are coming down on me
My rain is falling
Defeat is calling
I need you to set me free
Take me far away from the battle
I need you
Shine on me!

Whitney Houston was buried today. (Livestream here)
She was 48.
Rest in peace, Whitney Houston.

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  • Patty


    Whitney Houston’s downward spiral.

  • Joanne

    She was a great singer, and her singing was the standard everyone seemed to be judged against, but she threw away her gift for drugs and alcohol. Such a waste.



    Did anyone know Obama was giving away Alaskan islands and the oil rich waters round about them? WTH!

  • bg


    may God be with you Whitney, rest in peace, Amen


  • Patty


    I bet Sarah did.

  • Toddski

    I loved Whitney, and was very upset over her death, but she was still a junkie……Too bad she couldn’t practice what she preached, especially this song !

  • bobdog

    Beautiful woman, beautiful voice.


  • greenfairie

    Jesse Jackson of course can’t resist the cameras.

    Whitney came from the church and her mother had been a famous gospel singer. But the world’s temptations of money, drugs, and fame took her off the rails and ended her life too soon.

  • Joanne

    It is good to know that she still placed her faith in God. It is unfortunate she could not find the strength to conquer her addictions.

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  • davo

    What I know about Whitney Houston could fit in a thimble but thanks for posting this. I would never have expected this here. So much self-righteousness exudes on these political forums in the form of “she got what she deserved” Here’s hoping she didn’t and that none of us do!

  • pjean

    The music is incredible! Kevin Cosner did a really fantastic tribute.

  • Sasja

    She was just a another singer and celeb who messed up her life because of her decision to do drugs. For pity’s sake. This is past being disgusting.

    Joanne, @#2.

    It is the US, USSR Maritime Boundary Treaty.

    I believe this started during the Ford administration with Henry Kissinger. No actual treaty was drawn up until the 1990’s when George Bush was president. Before our Senate ratified it in 1991, then Sec of State James Baker signed a secret executive agreement with Eduard Shevardnardze, agreeing to abide by the terms of the treaty. When it was ratified in 1991, George Bush signed it.

    It was never ratified by the USSR, nor Russia for that matter. I guess the Ruski’s have finally gotten around to ratifying it. Me thinks I remember something from 2003 about this but will have to do a little research.

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  • NeoKong

    Such a shame.
    Rest in Peace Whitney.
    God has you now.

  • bg


    “There but for the grace of God, go I”

    “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.”

    In 1Cor. 6:2-3 Jesus authorizes us to judge. Judge we must else we
    could not discern good from bad, proper from improper, righteousness
    from evil. But judge behavior, not the individual; the deed not the doer;
    the choice not the chooser. The individual/doer/chooser is accountable
    for his/her deed/choice, but judge the deed/choice in your judgment.
    Jesus could see a king in a shepherd boy. And an Apostle in a murderer.
    So while we must judge one’s behavior we must we try to nurture the
    goodness in an individual: to separate the deed from the doer.


  • Steven

    Jesse is only there to show his mug and bring out the race card at this service.

  • Kathleen

    It just disappoints me that people are so self-righteous. I am comforted that God will be our final judge and not the people who cannot keep their ugly words and thoughts to themselves.

  • pjean

    One of the celebrants made the most perfect point. He thanked Houston’s mother, Cissy Houston for choosing to having her funeral at Whitney’s childhood church. A location could only hold a couple hundred mourners, but as this gentleman said, “Thank you Mrs. Houston, in your decision, you brought everyone to church today”.


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