Another from the Edbrooke Collective
The great and terrible Friday. The place where the great and terrible God of all creation judges. Where He loves. Where He mercies. Where He graces.
All will be judged. But through the one sent from the Father, we can escape judgement and receive love, mercy and grace.
Reworking of an old John newton (1725) Hymn by the Edbrooke Collective
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Reworking of a Charles Wesley hymn of worship.
I sang this beautiful hymn yesterday at a large central London church with a few hundred confident, care free singers. It was a more modern version and arrangement than this one and I didn’t realise it was a very old hymn until I tried to track it down to share with you. A modern rendition does not seem to available so here is the oldie but goodie.
Over the Rhine have been a favourite for years but I was unfamiliar with this beautiful song – brooding with sweet surprises.
Saw Casting Crowns in New Zealand in 2011 and they were a very impressive bunch of Christian brothers and sisters. We used to sing this song, very beautifully I might add, in church on a Sunday morning in the beautiful city of Hamilton on the River Waikato.
Contemplative, compassionate, compelling – Come thou.
Such a soft spot for The Jayhawks. Haywire. Play it loud. No headphones. Proper loud. Enjoy!
Dear, dear Humbledonkey readers – sorry for taking so long to get back in the game and for the December false start – I actually thought I had cancelled both of those random posts.
Here’s why I have been away:
My Dad passed away in October 2014 and all my energies since have gone on the daily/weekly task of living and surviving, working and being. Bereavement is the funniest thing. Even on your best days, you only have access to so much mental energy. When it’s gone, it’s gone. Blogging requires an abundance of mental energy.
Here’s why I am back.
I like blogging, it helps me get a handle of my own thoughts. And I missed it. I also have a little more mental energy available – not a lot. It’s a bit risky, certainly, but hey what’s the worst that can happen?
So let’s start with some music that is timely and timeless. Timely in that it is a tune to the New Year’s anthem, Auld Lang Syne but these new words by Dunstin Kensrue speak of the timeless eternal Son of the Eternal Father, who created time, entered time, submitted to it, lived, died and rose triumphant o’er the grave and time itself and now lives forever more – the first of a new generation. The resurrected ones.
Enjoy the music, thanks for the warm thoughts and have a good day. More again tomorrow.
This is my wish, my prayer, my hope and my battle.
Jesus is for Losers. Provocative title. Provokes me to gratitude. I’m one of Lifes greatest Losers. I cannot tell you how surprised I was and am to be a beneficiary of God’s kindness toward rebel sinners. And the Father chose to show his love for the world by sending the Son (the Incarnation) to die in the place of others (The Atonement) so that rebel sinners could be counted as righteous – perfect (Justification) and go on to lead a life ever seeking to honour God – growing in righteous living, empowered by the Holy Spirit (Sanctification). Theology matters. Losers matter.
Ain’t that the truth. The wonderful Blind Boys of Alabama.
Recently came across this song – great words of truth. It’s theological, it’s complex in its nuances – it’s beautiful.
This weeks offering from me to you is from the album Circle Slide by the Indie band The Choir from 1990 – say what!?!
Bought this for pennys from Dual Edge Records in Londons West End in the early 90’s. Wonder what that dear man is up to these days. I bought lots of excellent music there – discovered Vigilantes of Love and Mark Heard in that shop. Thank you brother. Hope you and the wife are well.
Spent weekend in Ireland. learned to play this on the Tin Whistle as a boy. Loved it. Love it. The ache, the poetry, the transport. She moves ..
Well it is the height of summer here in the UK. Swam in the sea at the weekend. It was like swimming in a warm bath. Don’t mind winter if we actually get a summer. So far this one has yet to fully deliver but there is some potential. Over to you Charlie.
Wow – heard this today on the wrap ups of the Wimbledon Finals day – stunning battle between my two favourite tennis players.
Great version of Survivor’s ‘Eye of the Tiger’ like you never imagined. It’s on an album of Paul Anka covers called Rock Swings which I will definitely be buying. Long before it was cool to like the crooners – I loved them. Uncool – that’s me.
Been a fan of the duo The Civil Wars (not a couple in spite of the sympatico sizzillo between them when performing) since the beginning. Currently on hiatus or broken up depending on who your source is. Barton Hollow was perhaps my favourite album of 2011. Simply beautiful, moving, and those harmonies – fogettaboudit!
Check out their imaginative Billie Jean cover.