Song for Sunday

Red Letters by Crowder

Amazing song and the symbolism in this video is fantastic! This is one of the new songs on Crowder’s new album, I Know A Ghost. He performed it at the Big Church Night Out concert we just went to with my son and family in Maryland. What a fun night! Even though we got drenched to the bone running from the parking lot to the church! Sold out concert and we had to park in a nearby business parking lot.

Here is Crowder’s explanation of the meaning of this song…

“When I was a kid I remember sitting in the church pew next to my grandmother and asking her why some of her bible was written in red. She explained it was the Red Letter edition and whenever Jesus, God’s only Son, spoke, it was written in red. As a kid I thought that was just how God wrote it.
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Nope. I was wrong. About this and other things. Turns out it was a guy by the name of Louis Klopsch. It was the late 1800’s and he very much wanted the common man to not only have access to scripture but for the story of God’s reconciliation to jump off the pages as it had for him. At the time, translations such as the King James didn’t use punctuation marks that are common place now. You can imagine how difficult numerous passages could be with the absence of any quotation marks or full stops.
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One evening, he was reading in Luke 22:20, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you,” and that is when Mr. Klopsch had an idea -the words of Jesus in red.
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He didn’t stop there, he and the editors went all the way to the beginning and took any scripture in the old testament foretelling the arrival of a messiah as well as any scriptures that Jesus was quoted as quoting and put them in red as well; a scarlet thread woven through all of time and creation.”

I Know a Ghost is an amazing album. Unique beats, he describes it as urban, church music, Holy Ghost music, porch music… I can’t listen enough! I hope you like this song!

Here’s a video I made the night of the concert, an older song – How He Loves

A couple of pics from our night out…

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My granddaughters shirt!

Song for Sunday

LOVE this man! We are so excited to go see him with our kids in Maryland on November 2nd at one of his Big Church Night Out concerts! Then in January he’s coming to Greeneville! Have tickets to that too. We saw him years ago. He does a lot more old church music sounding stuff now mixed in with modern stuff. It’s so much fun to praise God with him!

Song for Sunday

 

Come As You Are by Crowder

Come out of sadness
From wherever you’ve been
Come broken hearted
Let rescue begin
Come find your mercy
Oh sinner come kneel
Earth has no sorrow
That heaven can’t heal
Earth has no sorrow
That heaven can’t heal

So lay down your burdens
Lay down your shame
All who are broken
Lift up your face
Oh wanderer come home
You’re not too far
So lay down your hurt
Lay down your heart
Come as you are

There’s hope for the hopeless
And all those who’ve strayed
Come sit at the table
Come taste the grace
There’s rest for the weary
Rest that endures
Earth has no sorrow
That heaven can’t cure

So lay down your burdens
Lay down your shame
All who are broken
Lift up your face
Oh wanderer come home
You’re not too far
So lay down your hurt
Lay down your heart
Come as you are
Come as you are
Fall in his arms
Come as you are
There’s joy for the morning
Oh sinner be still
Earth has no sorrow
That heaven can’t heal
Earth has no sorrow
That heaven can’t heal

So lay down your burdens
Lay own your shame
All who are broken
Lift up your face
Oh wanderer come home
You’re not too far
So lay down your hurt
Lay down your heart
Come as you are

Come as you are
Come as you are
Come as you are
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This has to be one of my new favorites! I love anything by David Crowder but this is exceptional. Read Family History for a neat story of where he came from and where he is going. He so reflects my feelings.