Tuesday, April 28, 2009

His coming

Heaven. Now there is one thing it's okay to daydream about.

One of my favorite worship CD's is "Hymns 4 Worship." It's a two-CD set that contains a lot of traditional hymns by contemporary artists. Some of them are redone with a slightly different melody, but they are still tasteful and uplifting.

On the second CD, one of the tracks is "It is Well with my Soul" (by 4Him). They've changed the rhythm a bit, but the message is still there.

My favorite part is how they create a climax. As the group sings "the trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend," a sudden burst of applause can be heard in the background.

Have you ever been in a situation where the guest of honor entered after much anticipation, and the room exploded in applause? That's what it felt like to me, although when Christ comes we will likely fall on our knees at the glory of His presence.

Still, it's nice to imagine.

4 comments:

  1. Liz, some million dollar Christian artists singing is not how Jesus is glorified. I can sing better than most of them. True. I have been a musician since I was 6.

    I quit listening to all that "inspiratial" garbage a while back. We need to reach out to real people, in real world. All these Christian "artists" live in some kind of bizarre, weird, unrelatable to real life world. Trust me, I know it.

    They are all bent on one thing - making money. Jesus has nothing to do with it.

    But... When he comes we ALL will be surprised. Particularly the million dollar contract Christian singers.

    I am just saying...

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  2. Until I have my own personal worship band at home, I'll just have to put up with buying CD's.

    I agree that worship music should not manipulate with special effects and appeals to emotion. But in this case it made me think about Christ and recall what is written in the Bible. This is one of the goals of worship music. And it does glorify God.

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  3. V - I love your comments....you add such counterpoint to Liz....

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