Steven Weyhrich on October 22nd, 2014

Today’s featured song: He Is The King by Gary McSpadden from the 1981 album It Was Enough.

The offering for today is another two-parter from Tape JM-31, tracks 18 and 19. First is the song by Gary McSpadden, a look forward to that final battle when God intervenes and ushers in the kingdom of Jesus on earth, the time when everyone, whether they accept Him or not, will acknowledge Jesus as King.

Secondly, we have another radio station identification, featuring a song by Bill Gaither, Fully Alive, and a passage from 2 Corinthians 3:6. More interestingly, the radio station is WEMI-FM, from Neenah and Menasha in Wisconsin (the station actually serves Appleton). I recorded this while visiting some friends up in Wisconsin. Although I had somewhat become aware of this, it was still surprising to hear the same jingle package used on more than one radio station (this was the same one used on WHME from South Bend, Indiana).

Kings and queens and beggar men
Presidents and servants
The people of all nations
Will gather on that day

We will kneel before the King
None will be observers
We will lift our voices
Together we will sing

He is the King
And He will reign forever
He is the King
And we will sing His praise
The King of kings
And Lord of lords forever
Jesus (Jesus) – He is the King!

Armies march with hurried step
Rushing to the battle
A battle that is over
Before it has begun
Bombs and guns and blades of steel
Will have no power
Soldiers lay their weapons down
The King of kings has come

He is the King
And He will reign forever
He is the King
And we will sing His praise
The King of kings
And Lord of lords forever
Jesus (Jesus) – He is the King!

Hallelujah to the King
He is our salvation
Master of the universe
King of all creation

He is the King
And He will reign forever
He is the King
And we will sing His praise
The King of kings
And Lord of lords forever
Jesus (Jesus) – He is the King!

He is the King
He is the King
He is the King!

It Was Enough

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Steven Weyhrich on October 20th, 2014

Today’s featured song: He Will Carry You by Tim Sheppard from the 1981 album Forever.

For this, track 17 on Tape JM-31, I’ve had to break my rule of using music directly off the cassette, primarily because as I was getting the lyrics I found that I was missing the first verse. With some effort I was able to find a copy of the track on a web site (could not find it on iTunes or Amazon), and have used that more complete version here today. It is a great, comforting song to just remind me that I cannot do it myself; I need Jesus to get me through every day of my life.

He will carry you, when your love won’t go any farther
When you’ve waved goodbye to the very last dream of your life
He will carry you, when the tears fall down like a river
When you cry in the night, not to wake to the morning light

He will carry you, He will carry you
Shine His love on you
When you’ve given up, He will lift you up
Wrap His arms around you
When you can’t go on, He will make you strong
Never let you go
He will carry you, no matter how heavy your load

And even though He loves you so
You gotta take a lot of heartache if you ever want to grow
So don’t give in to the fears within
You gotta know He’ll be there to catch you when you’re fallin’
He’ll never turn away when he hears you callin’

He will carry you, He will carry you
Shine His love on you
When you’ve given up, He will lift you up
Wrap His arms around you
When you can’t go on, He will make you strong
Never let you go, no no no
He will carry you, no matter how heavy your load

He will carry you, He will carry you
Shine His love on you
When you’ve given up, He will lift you up
Wrap His arms around you
When you can’t go on, He will make you strong
Never let you go, oh no
He will carry you, no matter how heavy your load

He will carry you, no matter how heavy your load

(repeated)

Forever

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Steven Weyhrich on October 17th, 2014

Today’s featured song: We Are The Righteousness Of God by Chuck Girard from the 1983 album The Name Above All Names.

Chuck Girard was one of the founding members of the influential group Love Song, from the early days of Jesus music. By 1984, that group had long since disbanded, but Girard had continued to record solo albums. This album was notable for the title song, which Debby Boone released as a single that did well (and was featured on this blog here). Another track that I really like is And The Rain Came Down, which I’m surprised I have not previously featured on this blog (I will try to do this in the future).

This song is significant because it points out my privilege as a forgiven child of God, that I can be right before God – not because of anything that I have done, but because of what Jesus did for me.

As for Tape JM-31, this song brings us up to track 16, and at this point I am again recording from the weekly Larry Black Show on WOW in Omaha.

We are the righteousness of God
‘Cause Jesus lives in us
‘Cause Jesus lives in us
We are the righteousness of God
‘Cause Jesus lives in us
‘Cause Jesus lives in us

I was a sinner saved by grace,
But I’m not a sinner anymore
I choose to live in righteousness
And to practice sin no more
I did not say I would not fall,
But when I do I’ll run to Him
For He is faithful and He’s just to forgive
You know He died for ALL our sins!

And I say now, we are the righteousness of God
‘Cause Jesus lives in us
‘Cause Jesus lives in us
We are the righteousness of God
‘Cause Jesus lives in us
‘Cause Jesus lives in us

And now our hearts do not condemn us,
And we can stand before the throne
And we have confidence before our God
‘Cause we no longer have to stand alone
Now God no longer sees our sin,
He sees us fully reconciled
He sees us worthy to have fellowship with Him
He sees a brand new creature
He sees us undefiled!

And I say now, we are the righteousness of God
‘Cause Jesus lives in us
‘Cause Jesus lives in us
We are the righteousness of God
‘Cause Jesus lives in us
‘Cause Jesus lives in us

And now we share in everything,
The very nature of the Son
We are partakers in the fullness of our God
And we know that when we pray it will be done
We live right now in Heaven’s realm,
We are no longer of the Earth
We are the children of the new creation
We’re joint-heirs with Jesus,
Partners in the second birth!

And I say now, we are the righteousness of God
‘Cause Jesus lives in us
‘Cause Jesus lives in us
We are the righteousness of God
‘Cause Jesus lives in us
‘Cause Jesus lives in us

I am the righteousness of God
‘Cause Jesus lives in me
‘Cause Jesus lives in me
I am the righteousness of God
‘Cause Jesus lives in me
‘Cause Jesus lives in me!

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Steven Weyhrich on October 15th, 2014

Today’s featured song: actually, several songs from lots of places…

The music featured today will take a little bit of explanation.

Okay, rewind the clock back to my days of recording music from top 40 radio stations in the 1970s, and in particular, from WLS in Chicago. In its heyday, the Rock of Chicago was famous for many things, but one of them were station promotions in the early 1970s where snippets of several songs were played, starting with “WLS MusicRadio – with the most music!” and ending with “The most music! WLS, MusicRadio!” Here is an example:

The most famous of these was the WLS Montage, played on New Year’s Eve at midnight, giving a tour through rock music from 1955 through the current year. So, enjoying that style of presenting a lot of songs as I did, I would record snips of various Jesus music songs, and create my own montage. This particular one on Tape JM-31 features the following:

Sunday’s On The Way – Carman
Stand By The Power – The Imperials
More Power To Ya – Petra
He’ll Be There – Johnny Rivers
Here On The Rock – The Imperials
He Will Carry You – Scott Wesley Brown
Sound His Praise – The Imperials
Holiness – Don Francisco
Covenant Children – Phil Driscoll
Come Celebrate Jesus – Cynthia Clawson

Yeah, it is a little heavy on The Imperials. Maybe if a list of songs per year were available it would be possible make a montage like that massive WLS one!