(vid) ‘Until Your love broke through’ – Matthew Ward & Randy Stonehill

Matthew Ward was in a wonderful Christian group with his two sisters called “The 2nd Chapter of Acts,” which I listened to during my early Christian years in the ’70s. 

The 2nd Chapter of Acts was a Jesus music and early contemporary Christian music group composed of sisters Annie Herring and Nelly Greisen and brother Matthew Ward. They began performing in 1973 and enjoyed their period of greatest success during the 1970s. The group disbanded in 1988.

They did a great live album with Barry McGuire that never gets any air time anymore. “Christian” music is now commercial and mostly spiritually dead. This needs to change.

My favorite song by Randy Stonehill is “China,” which also is never played on “Christian” radio.

Randy often tells how he helped Keith Green write this song he and Matthew Ward sing here:

Until Your love broke through – Matthew Ward & Randy Stonehill

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Live vanuit de Koningskerk te Zwolle 21-8 2014

Like a foolish dreamer, trying to build a highway to the sky

All my hopes would come tumbling down, and I never knew just why

Until today, when you pulled away the clouds that hung like curtains on my eyes

Well I’ve been blind all these wasted years and I thought I was so wise

But then you took me by surprise

Like waking up from the longest dream, how real it seemed

Until your love broke through

I’ve been lost in a fantasy, that blinded me

Until your love broke through

All my life I’ve been searching for that crazy missing part

And with one touch, you just rolled away the stone that held my heart

And now I see that the answer was as easy, as just asking you in

And I am so sure I could never doubt your gentle touch again

It’s like the power of the wind

Like waking up from the longest dream, how real it seemed

Until your love broke through

I’ve been lost in a fantasy, that blinded me

Until your love, until your love, broke through

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