Tag: Songs From Scripture

Songs From Scripture #4: “He Washed My Feet” (Greater Vision)

One of Greater Vision’s most popular recordings, Far Beyond This Place, kicks off with arguably their signature song, “My Name Is Lazarus.”  Largely overlooked is the next track, “He Washed My Feet.”  Like the project opener, it is a Rodney Griffin composition with roots in an event recorded in the Gospels.  Quite unlike the former, …

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Songs From Scripture #3: “Poorest Man in Heaven” (Kingdom Heirs)

“Poorest Man in Heaven” is an energetic track written by Marty Funderburk and Jeff Silvey, found on the Kingdom Heirs’ outstanding 2005 album Give Me the Mountain.  The hook around which the song is based is repeated several times during the song: “I’d rather be the poorest man in heaven than the richest man in …

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Songs From Scripture #2: “Dry Bones”/”God’s Building a Church”

“Dry Bones” is a fun song performed by several groups over the years.  The version I am most familiar with is the Cathedrals’, on their 1986 album Travelin’ Live.  It’s a traditional spiritual that references Ezekiel and his experience in a valley of dry bones.    Of course, the quartet has fun with the bit about …

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Songs from Scripture #1: “High and Lifted Up”

Part of what makes southern gospel music the best in the world are the sound, Biblical lyrics of its songs.  This is the first in a series of posts analyzing the Biblical basis of some of my favorite gospel songs.  Some may be obscure and specific, while others may be more general and obvious.  Hopefully …

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