Thinking Out Loud

July 1, 2014

Lost CCM Greats

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It’s a holiday here. July 1st. Our July 4th. Pretty big deal.  So instead of the usual, we’ve got music videos for you to enjoy. If you’re not on a high speed connection, most of these are just a single slide, so you’re only loading audio.

Kerry Livgren – How Can You Live — Yeah. The Kansas guy.

Richie Furay Band – You’re the One I Love — You’ll have to work for this one, it appears at 22:34

Angie Lewis – Heart Dance — This would actually play well on today’s Christian Hit Radio formats, but it’s from 1985.

Stephen Alexandersen – Let The Music Move Me — From 1977 the title song from an album which was pressed on white vinyl to match the suit he wore on the cover.

John Mehler – Bow and Arrow — From Maranatha! Music’s Asaph Records label. (I think.)

Tom Howard – Show Me The Shepherd — Hard to believe it’s the late Tom Howard.
 

Parable – More Than Words — From the days where the Maranatha! Music reps sold albums from the trunks of their cars.

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September 2, 2012

Happy Father’s Day

…to all our readers in Australia and New Zealand

So perhaps that should read:

No, that doesn’t work.  How about:

Either way, it’s appropriate because today I want to post a blast from the past, a song that I sung at the dedication of our oldest; which is also appropriate today because this week both boys are off to university. [Grab box of tissue here.] Where did those years go?

The artist is Mike Johnson, and the album is The Artist/The Riddle on NewPax Records from 1976. It’s an old song. But I still love what this has to say, and I’m proud to pass it on to a new generation of fathers, both “down under” and “up over.”

Here are the lyrics (the lyric sheet has been chewed by mice; seriously!)

When you grow up
What will you remember
Daddy had time to show his love
When you were needing
His love and affection
Daddy made sure you had enough

Little boy, Jesus loves you
More than I am able to
I am learning to be a father
By my love show that He loves you

Will you remember
Daddy took you fishing
Having fun, sharing candy bars
Reading you words of love from the Bible
Telling you about
The one who made the stars

Little boy, Jesus loves you
More than I am able to
I am learning to be a father
By my love show that He loves you

When your mommy
And daddy did argue
Did you see that we had learned to forgive
Or did our words simply confuse you
Did you see the truth
By the lives that we lived

Little boy, Jesus loves you
More than I am able to
I am learning to be a father
By my love show that He loves you

Little boy, speak the truth of Jesus
Speak His words until He comes
We have learned by our little family
What it is to be called God’s sons

Little boy, Jesus loves you
More than I am able to
I am learning to be a father
By my love show that He loves you

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