Perhaps the Saddest most Joyful Christian Song ever

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    Ricky Skaggs covers this classic, it's perhaps the most bittersweet song I've ever heard. Yes, it's worth 8 minutes. When the bell tolls I tear up every time.




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    Good Lord, GT....
    Yes, it was beautiful, but I could have done without some of those images. :(
     
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    I know/ didn't realize they were there, sorry. Thought it was just the music. :oops:
     
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    :hug:
    No worries, your heart was in the right place.
     
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    I understand why they were used. They were within the context of the song.

    Bluegrass and gospel have always gone together. When I hear that music, I picture a little white church somewhere and people dressing up in their Sunday clothes. Simple tunes.

     
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    You know Droog, if you like that song, it's on Ricky's album Ancient Tones, which is a complete homage to his influences. His version of Monroe's Walls of Time is unbelievable. One of my favorite albums ever.
     
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    Oh my gosh, we've played this video at church before during our service. :D
    We actually play a lot of Johnny Cash, Elvis, Emmylou Harris and others, during our services, as well. We don't always have live music, unfortunately, so we rely on video a lot of the time to lead worship. Our deacon is pretty good about finding a wide variety of artists/songs. We've had videos by Bruce Springstein and Celtic
    Women in the same service. :p
     
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    Our church always has live music. One of the things I really like is when they use music from mainstream artists who people wouldn't think write songs about God. People were shocked when a service was created around Kid Rock's "Only God Knows Why." He must have a Christian background to write a song like that. Fame, money, women, and drugs aren't filling the void of a Godless existence. I'd like to ask him about it. He certainly didn't change his lifestyle after writing this song.