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 Re: Not of this World

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KrispyKrittr wrote:
We are pilgrims in a strange land
We are so far from our homeland
With each passing day it seems so clear
This world will never want us here
We're not welcome in this world of wrong
We are foreigners who don't belong

We are strangers, we are aliens
We are not of this world

We are envoys, we must tarry
With this message we must carry
There's so much to do before we leave
With so many more who may believe
Our mission here can never fail
And the gates of hell will not prevail

Jesus told us men would hate us
But we must be of good cheer
He has overcome this world of darkness
And soon we will depart from here

Krispy

Hi Krispy.

I hope the tune is as good as the words, which are great. But why set yourself up for criticism by mentioning the dreaded term "rock music"?

With words like this I suspect the music is OK too, whatever label we stick on it, so why make yourself a target when it isn't necessary.

All it's done is start yet another discussion on music, which isn't even the subject of this thread!

Here's another song that can't be called "rock" by any stretch...

[color=990033]TO MY FATHER'S HOUSE

Oh come and go with me to my father's house / To my father's house, to my father's house

I said won't you come and go with me, yes, to my father's house / Where there's joy, joy, joy
in my father's house

Oh come and go with me, yes / To my father's house / Everything is free / In my father's
house / Life with you and me / I tell you, in my father's house / Come just as you are / To my
father's house / Nothing's on the par / In my father's house / There's music everywhere, /
Well, well in my father's house / Food enough to spare / People have no fear / I tell you, in
my father's house

I tell you there ain't no signs of hate / In my father's house / Folks all integrate / In my
father's house / Come and bring your mate / In my father's house, in my father's house / Oh
come let's have a ball / In my father's house / Summer last to fall / In my father's house /
Good times have we all / In my father's house[/color]

http://www.negrospirituals.com/news-song/to_my_father's_house.htm

And another:

[color=990033]This world is not my home, I'm just passing through.
My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue.
The angels beckon me from Heaven's open door
And I can't feel at home in this world anymore.

Chorus
O Lord you know I have no friend like you
If Heaven's not my home, then Lord what will I do?
The angels beckon me from Heaven's open door
And I can't feel at home in this world anymore.
They're all expecting me and that's one thing I know.
My Savior pardoned me and now I onward go.
I know He'll take me through, though I am weak and poor.



Chorus
O Lord you know I have no friend like you
If Heaven's not my home, then Lord what will I do?
The angels beckon me from Heaven's open door
And I can't feel at home in this world anymore.
Just up in Glory Land we'll live eternally.
The Saints on every hand are shouting victory.
Their song of sweetest praise drifts back from Heaven's shore
And I can't feel at home in this world anymore.


Chorus
O Lord you know I have no friend like you
If Heaven's not my home, then Lord what will I do?
The angels beckon me from Heaven's open door
And I can't feel at home in this world anymore.[/color]

http://www.my.homewithgod.com/heavenlymidis2/nothome.html

in Him

Jeannette

 2007/11/18 12:55
ccchhhrrriiisss
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Joined: 2003/11/23
Posts: 4476


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Hi Krispy...

Quote:

"We are pilgrims in a strange land
We are so far from our homeland
With each passing day it seems so clear
This world will never want us here
We're not welcome in this world of wrong
We are foreigners who don't belong

We are strangers, we are aliens
We are not of this world

We are envoys, we must tarry
With this message we must carry
There's so much to do before we leave
With so many more who may believe
Our mission here can never fail
And the gates of hell will not prevail

Jesus told us men would hate us
But we must be of good cheer
He has overcome this world of darkness
And soon we will depart from here"

This old, slow-tempo Petra song would hardly register as "rock music" by today's standards (and the standards of the 1980s either). In fact, I don't think that it would register as "rock and roll music" at all! I've heard some hymns with a faster rhythm!

It reminds me of another old "celtic" sounding Petra tune, "[i]The Coloring Song[/i]." These were a little "before my time" (well, a lot when considering they were B.C. -- Before Christ -- in regards to my own heart). But I had older sisters who listened to them.
Quote:
Red is the color of the blood that flowed
Down the face of Someone Who loved us so
He's the perfect man, He's the Lord's own son,
He's the Lamb of God, He's the only one
That can give us life, that can make us grow,
That can make the love between us flow.

Blue is the color of a heart so cold
It will not bend when the story's told
Of the love of God for a sinful race
Of the blood that flowed down Jesus face
That can give us life, that can make us grow
That can keep our hearts from growing cold.

Gold is the color of the morning sun
That shines so freely an every one
It's the sun above that keeps us warm
It's the Son of love that calms the storm
That can give us life that can make us grow,
That can turn our mornings into gold.

Brown is the color of the autumn leaves
When the winter comes to the barren trees
There is birth, there is death, there is a plan
And there's just one God, and there's just one man
That can give us life, that can make us grow
That can make our sins as white as snow

That can give us life, that can make us grow
That can turn our mornings into gold.
That can give us life, that can make us grow
That can keep our hearts from growing cold.
That can give us life, that can make us grow
That can make the love between us flow.



:-)


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Christopher

 2007/11/18 15:13Profile









 Re:

That's beautiful, Chris

 2007/11/18 15:18
ginnyrose
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Joined: 2004/7/7
Posts: 7421
Mississippi

 Re:

Steve,

You really missed it, being born in 1967! lol

Why you missed enjoying the likes of the Louvin Brothers, Tennessee Ernie Ford, the Good Twins, Jimmie Davis, Stuart Hamlin, Red Foley, Kings Herald Quartet, Chuck Wagon Gang (they are still singing), George Bevery Shea, Kitty Wells and others. (Now I realize some of these also sang county songs. Baptist evangelist Bob Harrington said back then that if a singer abandoned gospel music for the secular, his life would come to a premature end and the examples he shared seemed to prove his point. But the poor guy has has had severe problems himself since then ...)

These guys looked like respectable people who I might love to have come to my house - unlike many modern singers. They look weird! Takes divine enablement to even begin to like weird looking people. :-o Oh! yeah, I got nephews who could compete with them in looks..:-(

ginnyrose


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Sandra Miller

 2007/11/18 19:12Profile









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With words like this I suspect the music is OK too, whatever label we stick on it, so why make yourself a target when it isn't necessary.



Well... no matter what I write on this forum, it will be met with some measure of criticism. lol

But anyway, someone attributed it to me as perhaps a poem I wrote, and I responded by given the proper credit where it was due. I did mentioned "Christian rock", but even if I just said "Petra wrote it" ... most folks know of Petra and that they were a Christian rock band.

So it was unavoidable anyway. Why not just throw it out there? I really didnt want this to turn into a debate about Christian rock... I just love the song, and think that it's a fitting reminder that this is not all there is... we have so much to look forward to, and this is only temporal and very short.

Krispy

 2007/11/19 8:08









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Quote:

KrispyKrittr wrote:
Well... no matter what I write on this forum, it will be met with some measure of criticism. lol

Maybe its just open season on Krispys :lol:

Love Ya Bro!

Jeannette


["Open season" if you don't use that expression, means the months when hunting of a particular creature is allowed]

 2007/11/20 4:51









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Quote:
"Open season" if you don't use that expression, means the months when hunting of a particular creature is allowed



Yeeeaaa... I've heard that expression once or twice before.... lol

Krispy

 2007/11/20 7:26
rowdy2
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Joined: 2007/1/21
Posts: 528
Southern USA

 Re: Not of this World

Reply to Krispy

You sound like my son, he is five years older in age than you but in maturity you are five years older than him. Love you brother.


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Eddie

 2007/11/20 13:37Profile





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