Easter Song, 2nd Chapter of Acts

Posted by Kendall Harmon

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Posted April 8, 2012 at 7:01 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. libraryjim wrote:

I keep hoping this will end up in one of our church’s Easter services, but for some reason, it never does.
One of my favorite “new” classics.

Alleluia! The Lord is Risen!

Jim Elliott <><

April 8, 4:30 pm | [comment link]
2. Stefano wrote:

Have to agree with you Jim. If you strip off the old pop arrangement and just look at the bones of the song it is quite good. It is strong and direct without a lot of affectation mar the singability of a so much current music. Always been impressed with this song.

He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

April 8, 5:36 pm | [comment link]
3. MichaelA wrote:

Written by the late Keith Green. Its worth listening to his original, a great expression of devotion.

April 8, 11:20 pm | [comment link]
4. Kendall Harmon wrote:

#3, it is actually the other way around.  Annie Herring of the 2nd Chapter of Acts wrote the original, and this is the original sung here. Keith Green’s version is quite lovely also.

April 9, 7:23 am | [comment link]
5. Grant LeMarquand wrote:

Dear Jim,
There may be a fairly simple reason for this song not showing up - it is both ‘contemporary’ and difficult. Sadly those two things don’t usually go together…

April 9, 12:01 pm | [comment link]
6. Stefano wrote:

Dear ±Grant,
‘Contemporary’? Maybe, although I remember it from the early seventies, same time as “Kashmir”. ‘Difficult’? What key do you want it in? It’s really not that hard, it’s basically a I-IV-V-vi with a little diatonic leading, nothing your Diocese of residence couldn’t knock off in an afternoon.
( The ± is until the consecration.)

April 9, 2:22 pm | [comment link]
7. David Keller wrote:

#6—I assume you mean 1770’s?  Most anything written after that seems to be considered “contemporary” by the majority of readers of T19.

April 9, 4:36 pm | [comment link]
8. MichaelA wrote:

Thanks Canon Harmon, I never picked that up in all these years. Oh well, full credit to Annie for writing it, and to Keith for his interpretation of it.

April 9, 6:22 pm | [comment link]
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