I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen.
Posted by Darrell
Thanks for the majestic music and the flash back! My parents were very strict fundies, but they had a pretty big stash of “bad” music – all Mormon Tabernacle Choir! I always thought that was a little weird that we were die hard fundies, but lived on Mormon music
Mormons wear suits and ties to church, so it’s all okay.
I haven’t seen that many suits in one room since I was at Fundy U. (Feel free to carry that statement to its logical conclusion.) I must say, though, that was one of the few hymns from my fundy days that I actually still enjoy.
Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!
I was in such a hurry I didn’t even see George.
Understandable. He’s quite sneaky.
Is that the Firth of Forth? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firth_of_Forth
eight number of new beginnings?
This was beautiful.
Seriously. Them Mormons are Hell-bound heretics, but let’s all sit back and think wholesome, Jesus-centered thoughts while listening to their music.
To be a heretic, don’t you have to have been a Christian first? I got no love for the mormons, but that song affirms diety, and ressurrection. Does it matter who sings it?
Sorry if that was a tongue in cheek comment. I couldn’t tell, and tend to react to people just throwing heretic around for the fun of it.
And how dare anyone offend RobM
I have no idea what this means, but I’ve never needed to be defended.
Now,now boys….HE LIVES!!!
It’s not an LDS song. The words were written by Charles Wesley (to a pre-existing tune), and first published in 1739. That makes it a Methodist song. Whether or not the Methodists are heretics and whether or not they are Christians is a debate I’ll leave to someone else.
(This song originally had eleven stanzas– Charles Wesley did not run out of breath easily. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir sings only a small part here, of course.)
They didn’t edit on my listening any of the parts they sang though. You can make the case they edited something from it by choosing what not to sing. I know most of what Baptists say Mormons believe. I don’t really know any Mormons, and don’t have a desire to, so I’m not totally convinced what Baptists have told me about Mormons is entirely true! I still find it delightful whether it was Methodists or Mormons singing it .
Still have some of my fundy days in me; it bothers me a little to have a non-Christian group singing a glorious Christian song.
And, to whomever asks, it does matter to God who sings His praise… heard a good message on this subject recently.
Still, definitely a Grand Old Hymn.
Happy Easter, freaks!
No snark today. Happy Easter, everybody!
I’m assuming that’s greek or something for “Christ is Risen”, and something “risen” again (presumably “He is risen indeed”?
“Christ is risen! Truly risen!”
He is Risen! He is Risen indeed!
1Co 15:19 If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.
1Co 15:20 But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
I always loved singing this on Easter Sunday. It always made me feel really happy.
Happy Jesus Zombie Day!
(Only for your formeer IFBs who’ve become non-believers) I’m not a nonbeliever,a friend on facebook wrote it…sorry if I offended anyone, but it is kinda funny. And I have to write all that disclaimer because I feel guilty, of course.
I was singing this on the way to church today. Since I live in a foreign country, what we sang at church wasn’t this.
That was a beautiful song, Darrell.
Enough people in that choir to fill over 50 fundy churches…..
Gorgeous! Happy Easter to all my FB friends!!! He is risen, He is risen indeed!!!
Just have to share this: one of my severely disabled Sunday School students gave me the best possible Easter present this morning. I am very careful about what words I use when teaching them, because they can misunderstand so easily. I avoid saying things like, “Ask Jesus into your heart,” because they might think Jesus actually is physically in their bodies. But today, when I was teaching the resurrection story and talked about Jesus getting rid of their sins, this non-verbal student suddenly motioned to his heart. He has never done that before. His mom asked, “Are you pointing to your heart?” He nodded yes. Then I asked, “Are you saying Jesus is in your heart?” He nodded yes emphatically. That brought tears to my eyes. Then his father volunteered that every night, when he puts his son to bed, he asks him to pick a book to read. This son has dozens of books to pick from, but he always picks the Bible. The father said that he himself is not a great reader, but thanks to his son, he has read through the Bible (a children’s version) multiple times. I started crying so much I could hardly keep teaching. “And a little child shall lead them.”
That’s awesome. Thanks for sharing.
We sang http://youtu.be/wwdmqM3pc68
I am one of those that think that the Brooklyn and the Mormon Tabernacles should get together and sing a special!
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