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I'm not a believer myself, but I know a good song when I hear one.  Enjoy!

Great Day - Eddie From Ohio
Jan 10 13 08:29 pm  Link  Quote 
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Nice! This could be a thread about songs of praise, hymns, etc.

"Down in the River to Pray" - Alison Krauss
"Simple Gifts" - Jewel
("Simple Gifts" in Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring)
"Oh Come, Angel Band" - Johnny Cash
"Kyrie Eleison" - Manuela Schenale/In Dulci Jubilo/Alberto Turco
"Can't Nobody Do Me Like Jesus" - Rev. James Cleveland (if the Second Coming has a theme song, it'll be this one).
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Shot By Adam
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Monad Studios wrote:
I'm not a believer myself, but I know a good song when I hear one.  Enjoy!

Great Day - Eddie From Ohio

I dunno, I certainly didn't hear a "good" song in that video by any stretch of the imagination. I just never hear that kind of crappy gospel music for anything other than the truth of what it really is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrhJT98IoaQ
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OTW6AQ9Xdx4/Tj7k5pfPAuI/AAAAAAAAAUM/mzQY9vVW__E/s320/faith1eh3.jpg

Jan 10 13 09:07 pm  Link  Quote 
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Shot By Adam wrote:
I dunno, I certainly didn't hear a "good" song in that video by any stretch of the imagination. I just never hear that kind of crappy gospel music for anything other than the truth of what it really is:

Did you watch the whole thing?

Jan 10 13 09:09 pm  Link  Quote 
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I actually have found some worship bands that take old hymns and put a modern arrangement on them and they are amazing! Have a listen!

Citizens!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBoQ_5JlyaA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kpXqd8pGFw

King's Kaleidoscope
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQuY-Z3fc30
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXyav5xy8A0

Ghost Ship
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FM5He9zI6oY

The Modern Post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Moa-KTSCzYI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCYozXxkuNg
Jan 10 13 09:10 pm  Link  Quote 
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Garry k
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i watched a bit of it

sorta like gospel without much soul

in my opinion
Jan 10 13 09:12 pm  Link  Quote 
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Shot By Adam wrote:
I dunno, I certainly didn't hear a "good" song in that video by any stretch of the imagination. I just never hear that kind of crappy gospel music for anything other than the truth of what it really is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrhJT98IoaQ
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OTW6AQ9Xdx4/Tj7k5pfPAuI/AAAAAAAAAUM/mzQY9vVW__E/s320/faith1eh3.jpg

+1
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Shot By Adam wrote:
I dunno, I certainly didn't hear a "good" song in that video by any stretch of the imagination. I just never hear that kind of crappy gospel music for anything other than the truth of what it really is:
Monad Studios wrote:
Did you watch the whole thing?

I did... mediocre singing voices coupled with lyrics that seemed to have come from a fourth grader... "meh"

Jan 10 13 09:18 pm  Link  Quote 
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Obviously this is a matter of taste, and I'm not going to argue with people who don't share my appreciation of the song.

But I hope people won't pre-judge it based on its topic and will listen to the whole thing before passing judgment on it.  It's a complex and varied song and not possible to judge properly without hearing it all the way through at least once.

Incidentally, this song is not at all typical of Eddie From Ohio.  She's usually not the lead singer, they usually don't work a capella, and this is pretty much the only song of theirs that anyone would call gospel.  I hope no one will judge the band by this one song.
Jan 10 13 09:20 pm  Link  Quote 
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-JAY- wrote:

Shot By Adam wrote:
I dunno, I certainly didn't hear a "good" song in that video by any stretch of the imagination. I just never hear that kind of crappy gospel music for anything other than the truth of what it really is:

I did... mediocre singing voices coupled with lyrics that seemed to have come from a fourth grader... "meh"

Jay, I'm sincerely curious what you'd think of their singing and lyrics in this song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6f0F8BRVXI

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Monad Studios wrote:
But I hope people won't pre-judge it based on its topic and will listen to the whole thing before passing judgment on it.  It's a complex and varied song and not possible to judge properly without hearing it all the way through at least once.

I can listen to Handel's Messiah and Jesu, Joy of Man's Desire anytime. Anytime. Kyrie Eleison is such a lyrical-sounding phrase all by itself. U2 has plenty of spiritual stuff that I enjoy.

Jan 10 13 09:29 pm  Link  Quote 
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Justin wrote:
I can listen to Handel's Messiah and Jesu, Joy of Man's Desire anytime. Anytime. Kyrie Eleison is such a lyrical-sounding phrase all by itself. U2 has plenty of spiritual stuff that I enjoy.

I take it you don't enjoy the song either.  It's all good; some of the people dearest to me don't like my musical taste.

I'm not surprised that you like those other worshipful pieces.  I wouldn't expect you, of all people, to narrow your musical horizons on ideological lines.

Jan 10 13 09:33 pm  Link  Quote 
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kickfight wrote:
Nice! This could be a thread about songs of praise, hymns, etc.

"Down in the River to Pray" - Alison Krauss
"Simple Gifts" - Jewel
("Simple Gifts" in Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring)
"Oh Come, Angel Band" - Johnny Cash
"Kyrie Eleison" - Manuela Schenale/In Dulci Jubilo/Alberto Turco
"Can't Nobody Do Me Like Jesus" - Rev. James Cleveland (if the Second Coming has a theme song, it'll be this one).

Nice selections, thanks.  This could be a thread of a capella songs of praise, hymns, etc.  (Not that all of yours were.)

Jan 10 13 09:35 pm  Link  Quote 
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Monad Studios wrote:
But I hope people won't pre-judge it based on its topic and will listen to the whole thing before passing judgment on it. 

I hope no one will judge the band by this one song.

There are some who will. As soon as you headline your thread "A Stirring Song in Praise of the Lord God" there are some people who will listen only to find reasons to rip it to shreds. Others won't even bother to listen.

I thought it was OK. Clearly it moves you more than it does me. I enjoy praise and worship music very much. Thanks for posting!

Jan 10 13 09:36 pm  Link  Quote 
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Tim Little Photography wrote:
As soon as you headline your thread "A Stirring Song in Praise of the Lord God" there are some people who will listen only to find reasons to rip it to shreds. Others won't even bother to listen.

I was hoping that a few people might even be attracted by the headline.

Jan 10 13 09:39 pm  Link  Quote 
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Monad Studios wrote:
Nice selections, thanks.  This could be a thread of a capella songs of praise, hymns, etc.  (Not that all of yours were.)

Nope, only *one of them* was an a capella song of praise, hymn, etc.

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kickfight wrote:

Nope, only *one of them* was an a capella song of praise.

I was counting the Alison Kraus and the Ambrosian chant.

Jan 10 13 09:41 pm  Link  Quote 
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kickfight wrote:
Nope, only *one of them* was an a capella song of praise.
Monad Studios wrote:
I was counting the Alison Kraus and the Ambrosian chant.

Yep, I suppose the Ambrosian chant qualifies as well. Oh, well, two out of five ain't bad! smile

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I liked the song and her voice was beautiful. I can see why you liked it. =]
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kickfight wrote:

kickfight wrote:
Nope, only *one of them* was an a capella song of praise.

Yep, I suppose the Ambrosian chant qualifies as well. Oh, well, two out of five ain't bad! smile

The thread would be incomplete without this.

Jan 10 13 09:45 pm  Link  Quote 
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Justin wrote:
I can listen to Handel's Messiah and Jesu, Joy of Man's Desire anytime.

"Joy" - Apollo 100 (1972)

Jan 10 13 09:46 pm  Link  Quote 
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kickfight wrote:

"Joy" - Apollo 100 (1972)

Fuuuuu....  I just had a flashback.

Jan 10 13 09:48 pm  Link  Quote 
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Monad Studios wrote:
The thread would be incomplete without this.

lol Awesome lol

Jan 10 13 09:49 pm  Link  Quote 
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kickfight wrote:
"Joy" - Apollo 100 (1972)
Monad Studios wrote:
Fuuuuu....  I just had a flashback.

big_smile

OK, now a religious-themed song from a VERY unusual source. And it is WILD.

"Jubilation" - Paul Anka???? (also, IIRC, from 1972)

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Queen's song about Jesus from their debut album... *also* from 1972 (although the album was actually released in '73)
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Tom Waits, Chocolate Jesus (aka The Immaculate Confection)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZpIS5jELY4

Hot Tuna, I Am the Light of This World
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSk0nypBOBA
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I always laugh at this one.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8hgPSwHnM8
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One of the many religious songs from "the spiritual Beatle".
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Monad Studios wrote:
Jay, I'm sincerely curious what you'd think of their singing and lyrics in this song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6f0F8BRVXI

Average singing, again... and the lyrics didn't really make much sense to me... seemed like random phrases put together cause they fit the pace of the song. /shrug

When it comes to bands with a religious message - I love the band Colors, one of my favorites: Soledad

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Snuck another one in here.
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Here's you thread ender. It don't get no better than this. When he dies, he'll be singing this for God.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zjogu3Uk9Fs

It helps to be one of the most veratile singers in the world and to have an incredible vocal range.
Jan 10 13 10:35 pm  Link  Quote 
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The Voice of God.

"Go Down Moses" (a.k.a. "Let My People Go") - Paul Robeson

Oh, and I'm just gonna leave this extra bit of Mr. Robeson here.
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Monad Studios wrote:
I take it you don't enjoy the song either.  It's all good; some of the people dearest to me don't like my musical taste.

Actually, every time I look at this thread, I'm in an environment that doesn't call for playing music on the computer. I'll get there. Sorry.

I'm not surprised that you like those other worshipful pieces.  I wouldn't expect you, of all people, to narrow your musical horizons on ideological lines.

A very nice compliment. Thank you.

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Some of the warmest, most passionate music I've heard is Christian music.

16 Horsepower - 'Cept You (Bob Dylan cover)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMnQgZc9xJg

Johnny Cash - Daddy Sang Bass

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgmJATjaGf0

Nick Cave - There is a Kingdom

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kL7q79kFWQQ






and for a little irreverence...

Frank Turner - Glory Hallelujah

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbUCzUk84fE

Kickfight would probably like this...  tongue
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Compass Rose Studios wrote:
Nick Cave - There is a Kingdom

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kL7q79kFWQQ

Ah, good ol' Nick, who has been using the bible as inspiration for ages.

Nick and The Bad Seeds doing the old standard "Jesus Met The Woman At The Well"

Nick and TBS doing their version of a traditional Brazilian hymn: "Foi Na Cruz"

Compass Rose Studios wrote:
and for a little irreverence...

Frank Turner - Glory Hallelujah

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbUCzUk84fE

Kickfight would probably like this...  tongue

Brilliant. smile Been partial to Turner's stuff since his days in Million Dead.

And the Möngöl Hörde stuff is pretty damn shredding.

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All the religion one needs in life can come from one Opera:

Everything's Alright:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkje4FiH9Qc

From Andrew Lloyd Webber's classical opera - Jesus Christ Superstar

"Close your eyes, close your eyes, close your eyes and relax... everything's alright now everything's alright..."

Sometimes I prefer:
Go to sleep you sweet little baby:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dl2L4v6ecM
Well the whole album is good really. Very uplifting.

OR for something completely different:
God's Song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEKuGcmW70I
Just about ANYTHING by Randy Newman will stir up your spirit.
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