Tom Wright spends an “unforgettable” evening in Nashville in which he sings Bob Dylan

Posted by Kendall Harmon

I want to say thanks to all the folks who came out and helped us welcome Bishop Wright to Nashville. As the Square Pegs sang their songs last night, I couldn’t help but get a little misty-eyed. It was as if each of the songs was an offering, a gift given to a guest in welcome; a gift given to one who’s given to many. I was proud of my friends, proud of my community, proud of my church. And after Bishop Wright gave us his address, I was inspired to awe when he responded to the gifts of the community with songs of his own. He sang three songs: “Friday Morning” by Sydney Carter; a rewrite of the Beatles “Yesterday” entitled “Genesis” that he co-wrote with Francis Collins (leader of the Human Genome Project); and a rousing, passionate, show-stopping rendition of Bob Dylan’s “When the Ship Comes In.”

Read it all and do not miss the Vimeo video of Tom Wright singing Bob Dylan’s “When the Ship Comes In.”

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Posted May 9, 2012 at 8:02 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Kendall Harmon wrote:

All I could think of watching this video and reading this description was this:

For the kingdom of God is not food and drink but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17).

And to think—heaven will be much, much better!

May 9, 10:57 am | [comment link]
2. clarin wrote:

Not a bad voice for a bishop! But more Roger Whittaker than Bob Dylan, I think. I look forward to some more of Tom’s cover versions;
- confronting the Jehovah’s Witnesses: All is wrong in the Watchtower
- remembering 1960s charismatics: Hey, Mr Tambourine Man
- on KJS: Just like a woman
- on successor to RW: It ain’t me, babe       smile

May 9, 12:52 pm | [comment link]
3. BabyBlue wrote:

Amen on that one, Kendall!

I have heard Bishop Mark Lawrence sing Dylan too - could this be a trend?


May 9, 12:53 pm | [comment link]
4. evan miller wrote:

Bravo, Clarin!

May 9, 1:25 pm | [comment link]
5. SC blu cat lady wrote:

#3 Perhaps they could form a group?  ; )

May 9, 2:15 pm | [comment link]
6. sophy0075 wrote:

Cool. Very cool. Now we need a recording from you, Kendall! wink

May 9, 2:34 pm | [comment link]
7. Pageantmaster ن wrote:

It is good to see him looking so relaxed and happy.  Retirement has taken 10 years off him.  Onwards.

May 9, 7:35 pm | [comment link]
8. Saltmarsh Gal wrote:

I’d like to nominate Bishop Tom for Bard of the Anglican Communion.  Wonderful to see and hear—thanks, K. for posting this.

May 9, 10:06 pm | [comment link]
9. Sherri2 wrote:

I was sorry when I heard that he was retiring, but perhaps it gives him more freedom to reach out to Christians everywhere. I read his “Lent for Everybody (Mark)” during Lent this year and it opened my eyes, and my heart, to so many things. Love to see and hear him singing - what an evening that must have been!!

May 9, 10:41 pm | [comment link]
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