MARK FARNER: I’m Your Captain (Closer To Home – 1970) 2011 LiVE

From: Songfacts — Mark Farner (ex-Grand Funk)

Songfacts: How did you come up with that song? It seems so unusual – so long and it changes gears in the middle.

Farner: Initially the song came to me after I said my prayers one night and I put a P.S. on the end of my prayers. I asked God to give me a song that would touch the hearts of people that the Creator wanted to get to. I got up at 3 o’clock in the morning – I’m always getting up at different times of the night and writing things down. A lot of them are not songs but this happened to be one.

I got up and I wrote it, and as I’m writing it, I’m between the state of subconscious and conscious. I’ve got one foot in dreamland and my pen is writing these words down. It didn’t make a whole lot of sense. It was kind of weird, I thought, as I was writing it. I didn’t sit there on the edge of the bed and read it over and over, I just wrote it down, and when I got to the end of it, I just folded it over and put it on the nightstand. There it was.

Well, in the morning, I got up, I was drinking my coffee, I was looking at the horses out in the pasture, and I got my feet kicked up. I thought, I’ll grab my flattop here. I had an acoustic George Washburn, a resonant guitar from my kitchen – everybody would grab it when they came here. I started playing. Wow, that’s nice, what the heck is that? Then I made that C chord. I made a mistake. I was going for the G and it was a little short and I hit the C. And I looked down because that chord spoke to me in such a way. I’ve never heard that come out, that inversion of the C. I thought, Wow, that’s a cool chord. Then I thought maybe with those words in the other room, maybe that’s a song, so I grabbed the legal pad and laid it down on the table next to my coffee and I just started strumming. “Everybody…” And it just started coming out. …

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Russ Taff: “Oh Buddha” — “You can call yourself a Baptist, Methodist or Charismatic… But IF YOU HATE YOUR BROTHER you won’t be one of The chosen few”

Well, you can call yourself a Baptist and not be born again
A Presbyterian or a Methodist and still die in your sin
You can even be Charismatic shout and dance and jump a pew
But if you hate your brother you won’t be one of The chosen few.

Jesus in Mt. 5:43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, LOVE YOUR ENEMIES, BLESS THOSE WHO CURSE YOU, DO GOOD to those WHO HATE you, and PRAY FOR THOSE WHO MISTREAT YOU and persecute you, 45 THAT YOU MAY BE CHILDREN of your Father who is in heaven.

1 John 3:15 Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

1 John 4:16 … God is love, and remains in God, and God remains in him. 17 In this, , in the day of judgment, because , in this world. 18 There is ; , because fear has punishment. . 19 We love him, because he first loved us. 20 If a man says, “I love God,” and HATES HIS BROTHER, he is a liar; for he who doesn’t love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? 21 This commandment we have from him, that .

Galatians 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are obvious, which are: adultery, sexual immorality, uncleanness, lustfulness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, HATRED, strife, jealousies, outbursts of anger, rivalries, divisions, heresies, 21 envyings, murders, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these; of which I forewarn you, even as I also forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the Kingdom of God.

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and lusts. 25 If we live by the Spirit, let’s also walk by the Spirit. …

6:7 Don’t be deceived. God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that will he also reap. 8 For he who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption. But he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.

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Petra: ‘Let Everything That Hath Breath’ (Praise the Lord)

I became a Christian in 1974 while reading the Paul and Silas jailer story in Acts 16 mentioned in this song. It was clear to me they had what I wanted. I was trying to find the true source of being able to love others — the one true religion that worked, which I hadn’t found while studying in the Lutheran school system K-12. While in my senior year, I don’t know why, but I decided to start reading the Bible in Acts 1, which I still think is a great place to start.

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Let everything that has breath praise the Lord
Let every creature under God’s sun praise the Lord
Let all the mountains, let all the valleys
Let all the hillsides sing of His glory
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord

Israel had a war to fight but the Lord showed them the secret
He said the battle this day is mine, but you must listen how to do it
Put your singers first in front of the rest
Let them praise and sing to me
And you will see the salvation of your God
And watch your enemies flee

Paul and Silas were thrown in jail
For preaching the gospel of Christ
Though in chains they praised His name singing songs in the night
Just then an earthquake shook the place and the chains and the doors were loosened
Then the jailer ran in scared to death and that day he found salvation

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Petra Classic (Greg X Volz lead): Back To The Rock Live Reunion Concert – Nashville 2011

[Note to myself: this 1080p version is just as sharp as this 360p one. The cover pulls up for sharing on this one, so I’m posting it.]

Refreshing, first concert in 25 years with all five of the 80’s line-up (with Greg X. Volz as lead singer)!

Wikipedia’s band history

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Back To The Rock is the twenty-second studio album by the band Petra, released in 2010 and which marks the band’s return with the classic 80s lineup (Bob Hartman, Greg X. Volz, John Lawry, Mark Kelly and Louie Weaver) .[1] The repertoire consists of a reinterpretation of 10 hits from Petra’s eighteenth phase plus two new songs. [2] The album also features a live version (Back to the Rock Live) released in 2011 on CD / DVD. [3]

Set List
“Bema Seat” – 03:43​
“Clean” – 02:51​
“Angel of Light” – 04:14​
“Rose Colored Stained Glass Windows” – 03:56​
“Godpleaser” – 04:29​
“Second Wind” – 04:20​
“More Power to Ya” – 03:21​
“Let Everything That Hath Breath (Praise The Lord)” – 04:00​ (Greg X. Volz)
“Grave Robber” – 04:37​
“Adonai” – 04:16​
“Back to the Rock” – 04:27​ (Greg X. Volz)
“Too Big To Fail” – 04:11​
fonte: https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back_to…

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Keith Green 1982: “He’s not your Savior unless He’s your Lord” — 100 Huntley Street TV – ‘Make My Life A Prayer To You’

Keith at 6:40: “He’s not your Savior unless He’s your Lord.”

“Once saved, always saved” and “it’s hard to lose one’s salvation” have destroyed America, since so few “Christians” are now real Christians — salt and light.

For THE TIME WILL COME WHEN THEY WILL NOT LISTEN to the sound doctrine, but, having ITCHING EARS, will heap up for themselves TEACHERS AFTER THEIR OWN LUSTS; and WILL TURN THEIR EARS AWAY FROM THE TRUTH, and turn aside to FABLES. (2 Tim. 4:3,4)

The world may be a much different place right now had Keith not died so young.

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Daniel Rodriguez: ‘I’ll Walk with God’ — “I’ll never walk alone while I walk with God”

I’ll Walk with God from this day on.
His helping hand I’ll lean upon.
This is my prayer, my humble plea,
May the Lord be ever with me.

There is no death, tho’ eyes grow dim.
There is no fear when I’m near to Him.
I’ll lean on Him forever
And He’ll forsake me never.

He will not fail me
As long as my faith is strong,
Whatever road I may walk along.

I’ll Walk with God, I’ll take His hand.
I’ll talk with God, He’ll understand.
I’ll pray to Him, each day to Him
And He’ll hear the words that I say.

His hand will guide my throne and rod
And I’ll never walk alone
While I walk with God.

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[music vid] ‘Blest Are They’

David Haas – ‘Blest Are They’

Blest are they, the poor in spirit
Theirs is the kingdom of God
Blest are they, full of sorrow
They shall be consoled

[Chorus]
Rejoice, and be glad!
Blessed are you, holy are you!
Rejoice and be glad!
Yours is the kingdom of God!

Blest are they, the lowly ones
They shall inherit the earth
Blest are they, who hunger and thirst
They shall have their fill

Blest are they, who show mercy
Mercy shall be theirs
Blest are they, the pure of heart
They shall see God!

Blest are they, who seek peace
They are the children of God
Blest are they who suffer in faith
The glory of God is theirs

Blest are you, who suffer hate
All because of me
Rejoice and be glad, yours is the kingdom of God
Shine for all to see

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(vid) Third Day: ‘Your Love Oh Lord’ LIVE

Your love, oh Lord
Reaches to the heavens
Your faithfulness
Stretches to the skies
Your righteousness is
Like the mighty mountain, yeah
Your justice flows like
The ocean’s tides

I will lift my voice
To worship You, my King
I will find my strength
In the shadow of Your wings

Second video below shows why the abrupt cut-off in this one.

Third video below shows lyrics.

Then shown is the text of Psalm 36.

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Petra – When will the world see that we need Jesus? / When our hearts are as one / When sister and brother love one another as one

JESUS’ PRAYER in John 17:20-23

“Not for these only do I pray, but for those also who believe in me through their word, that they may ALL be ONE; even as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be ONE IN US; THAT THE WORLD MAY BELIEVE  that you sent me.

THE GLORY which you have given me, I have GIVEN to them; THAT THEY MAY BE ONE, EVEN AS WE ARE one; I in them, and you in me, that they may be PERFECTED into one; THAT THE WORLD MAY KNOW that you sent me, and loved them, even as you loved me.”

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Petra – ‘We Need Jesus’

When will the world see that we need Jesus?
If we open our eyes, we will all realize that He loves us, oh yea
When will the world see that we need Jesus?
When our hearts are as one and believe that He’s the Son of our God

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When will the world see that we need Jesus?
When sister and brother love one another as one
When will the world see that we need Jesus?
Will we ever understand Jesus is the Son of man?
We must live in the shadow of His love

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