Steven Weyhrich on October 29th, 2014

Today’s featured song: Tell The World That Jesus Loves Them by Michael Card from the 1983 album Legacy.

On Tape JM-31, I included not only songs I recorded off the radio, but also sometimes did music that I took off a vinyl album that I had purchased. This was a great little song done by Michael Card (interesting that I had him start both sides of this tape, as this is the first song from side 2, and side 1 opened with his song, Love Crucified Arose, from the same album).

Tell the world that Jesus loves you
Tell them you’ve found a forever friend
You’ve opened up your heart’s door to Him
The love of Jesus has no end

You can choose what not to believe in
You can deny there’s a heaven above
But once you take a look at Jesus
There’s no denying that God is Love

Tell the world that Jesus loves you
Tell them you’ve found a forever friend
You’ve opened up your heart’s door to Him
The love of Jesus has no end

If you want to show you really love Him
If you want to prove that your love is true
Then you’ll obey the word He’s spoken
And do all the things He’s commanded you to

Tell the world that Jesus loves you
Tell them you’ve found a forever friend
You’ve opened up your heart’s door to Him
The love of Jesus has no end

Tell the world that Jesus loves you
Tell them you’ve found a forever friend
You’ve opened up your heart’s door to Him
The love of Jesus has no end

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Steven Weyhrich on October 27th, 2014

Today’s featured song: Psalm 121 (He Will Not Let You Fall) by the Calvary Chapel Worship Community from the 1984 album Psalms Alive 2.

These songs from Tape JM-31 were taken off of (wait for it) … a cassette tape. And, being the frugal person I am, I did not want to waste one inch of tape to leave it blank. So, at some point, the tape on one one side or the other would run out, and what I would do was to record a song that either I already had a copy of, or one that I liked but not so much that it would bother me if it was shortened. That is what this, track 21, represents. However, it really is a good song, and since I did not take it off the radio but added it to this JM tape from the vinyl record album from which it came, I decided to here include the full version (not the one that was cut at the end). (By the way, the fact that I’ve reached 21 tracks on one side of a cassette means that this almost certainly was a 120 minute cassette; most of the tapes I recorded onto were 90 minute cassettes, but a good quality 120 minute tape was very doable.)

This song is also an example of my growing enjoyment of music that was focused on worship and praise. Songs of evangelism, or a clever turn of phrase, or a good tune, these all were still enjoyable to me, but I found that songs like this, and those in the Praise Album series by Maranatha! Music (which long preceded the worship music boom of the 1990s) were much more relaxing and lifting than things by someone who was more pop oriented. At this time in my life, I still enjoyed the pop music of high school and college (by then, they were oldies), although a steady diet of them was eventually wearing to my spirit (it was like having candy to eat all the time; after a while, it got tiresome). The Jesus music featured in many posts on this blog, and for most of what has been on this tape JM-31 so far, was something I could listen to for a longer time, but even this would get old (like having steak all the time). Worship music seemed far more nourishing to my soul, and was ultimately one of the places where I focused my listening as the 1980s wore into the 1990s.

This song is a good example of the worship and praise music that came out of Calvary Chapel during the Jesus music years.

I look up to the mountains
To the hills I turn my eyes
Who will come to help me?
Can I find a place to hide?

The One who made the heavens
And the earth will hear my call
The Lord will come to help me
And He will not let me fall

He will not let you fall
He will not let you fall
He is never weary
And He will not let you fall

He will not let you fall
He will not let you fall
He is never weary
And He will not let you fall

The One who watches Israel
Will His vigil keep
Through the burning sunlight
And in the darkness deep

Constantly beside you
You need not fear at all
The Lord is there to help you
And He will not let you fall

He will not let you fall
He will not let you fall
He is never weary
And He will not let you fall

He will not let you fall
He will not let you fall
He is never weary
And He will not let you fall

So when you are in danger
And by trouble you are found
And your very soul is threatened by
The evil all around

In all of your ways
And in your troubles great and small
Now and ever after
He will not let you fall

He will not let you fall
He will not let you fall
He is never weary
And He will not let you fall

He will not let you fall
He will not let you fall
He is never weary
And He will not let you fall

(repeat)

Psalms Alive 2

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Steven Weyhrich on October 25th, 2014

KYMS Channel

Vince Daniels’ amazing work on recreating the playlists and some of the sound of KYMS from 1975 to 1981 is now available! Click on the picture above to go to the YouTube channel that features eleven hours of this great early music.

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Steven Weyhrich on October 24th, 2014

Today’s featured song: We Are His Hands by Whiteheart from the 1984 album Vital Signs.

Presenting these tracks off of Tape JM-31 from 1984 is fun for me, because all of these cassette tapes are like old friends to me, visited repeatedly over the years. I know them so well that I can almost always predict which song (or jingle) comes next as I listen through them. Track 20 presented today is one from Whiteheart’s second album, and is a non-rocker song that appealed to me. From looking at the MP3 album entry on Amazon, it appears that this was not the hit from that album; every track is available for free on Amazon Prime except for Walking In The Line, which I apparently did not hear on the radio, as it is unfamiliar to me (it’s also the highest rated track on that MP3 album on Amazon).

The song was recorded off of KCRO in Omaha, from their “Super Saturday” show, in which they took a few hours on Saturday morning to play Jesus music, taking a break from their otherwise full schedule of teaching programs. I do appreciate the fact that they played this music at all, as there was almost no other local source for this, other than The Larry Black Show on WOW (and later on KQKQ-FM).

We are His hands
We are His feet
We are His people
Children of the Lord
We share the hope
We share the dream
Believers in Jesus
Children of the King

His Spirit lives within us
Flowing like a river
Filling us with strength
So that we
Can reach out for our brother
Help one another

We are His hands
We are His feet
We are His people
Children of the Lord
We share the hope
We share the dream
Believers in Jesus
Children of the King

Some of us build, some are teachers
Some can sing like angels
But all of us can love
Like He loved
Pure and simple
So warm and gentle

We are His hands
We are His feet
We are His people
Children of the Lord
We share the hope
We share the dream
Believers in Jesus
Children of the King

(repeat chorus)

Vital Signs We Are His Hands – download MP3 at Amazon

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