Any alum or current student of FWBBC is well versed in the verses of the Doxology. Here is a pleasant re-mix by Michael Gungor.
(found via Justin Taylor)
Many know R.C. Sproul as a champion for Reformed Theology and Biblical Preaching. Not many know that he has written a few hymns in his day. I stumbled upon this hymn earlier today.
R. C. Sproul has written this beautiful hymn that you might consider using in your personal, family, or congregational worship:
Fallen race in Eden fair, exposed and full of shame. Fled we naked from Thy sight, far from Thy holy name.
Sent from the garden to the east, outside of Eden’s gate, Banished there from Thy pure light were Adam and his mate.
Scarlet souls are now like snow by Thy atoning grace. Crimson hearts become like wool for Adam’s fallen race.
No work of ours is good enough for evil to atone. Your merit, Lord, is all we have. It saves and it alone.
Clothe us in your righteousness, hide filthy rags of sin, Dress us in Your perfect garb, both outside and within.
The sheet music is available for purchase through Ligonier Ministries
(found via Desiring God)
I saw both of these bands the other night as they opened up for Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors (another great band). Both of these opening acts did a phenomenal job, something you don’t always see in Music City. Hopefully you enjoy them as much as I did. Let me know what you think.
1. Matt Beckler
Beckler is an indie musician. That term is almost as popular as “country music star” in Nashville. Fortunately for Matt Beckler, he can jam. He puts his musical talent to good use with terrific lyrics and innovative melodies.
2. Mockingbird Sun
BIG disclaimer: I’m am NOT a country music fan. And I’m not entirely sure if this band falls into that genre. But if they do, I’m slowly making my way with them. I hardly like any country music (outside of Johnny Cash) but these guys are pulling me in. Their love and enjoyment of the music is very evident in their spirit on stage. Great music.
* I apologize for the bad video quality. When you’re looking up newer or not as well known bands, it gets hard to find good quality videos that relay the music really well. Hopefully you’ll get the idea.
All day today I’ve been in a Johnny Cash mood. Whether it’s “Folsom Prison Blues”, “Ring of Fire”, “Walk the Line”, or “Jackson”, his music has been hitting the spot. Here’s a good lil’ video of him playing the “Folsom Prison Blues”. What’s your favorite song from “The Man in Black”?