Thursday, December 3, 2009

Time Out #42: Gaze We on those Glorious Scars!

This week on Time Out, the hymn, Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending is featured.

Hear the golden voice of Layman Dan plus the talented Southern Lutheran Kantor on the mighty hybrid organ of Grace Lutheran Church in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Also, comment on the featured text.  The hymns of Charles Wesley (at least the ones I am familiar with) tend to lean towards the Enthusiasts.  Peculiar words like "token," "wailing" and "rapture" make their way into this hymn.

This hymn stands in contrast to yesterday's Contemporary Advent feature.  Where "Days of Elijah" featured the positives of Christ's return, "Lo, He Comes" also discusses the negatives.  Check out the post and the comment section for more on this hymn.

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