Critical reviews (by Lutheran pastors and church musicians) of books and other resources for Christian worship, preaching, and church music from a perspective rooted in Holy Scripture, the Lutheran Confessions and good common sense. LHP Quarterly Book Review asks, "Is it worth the money to buy, the time to read, the shelf space to store, and the effort to teach?"
Lord, keep us steadfast in Thy Word; Curb those who fain by craft and sword Would wrest the kingdom from Thy Son And set at naught all He hath done.
Lord Jesus Christ, Thy pow'r make known, For Thou art Lord of lords alone; Defend Thy Christendom that we May evermore sing praise to Thee.
O Comforter of priceless worth, Send peace and unity on earth. Support us in our final strife And lead us out of death to life.
All of this gave Aaron Lewis a bright idea:
I was reading your post recently about Lyle Lovett's rendition of Lord Keep Us Steadfast on his new album.
Why don't you launch a campaign to help a song by Luther reach the top of the pop charts? We could start by having you encourage your readers to call radio stations and request that they play the song (it is on a major label so most stations should have the album). People can suggest others do the same on their facebook page/twitter &etc.
What do you think???
I think it's not very likely that the readership of this blog, however massive and well-connected, could pull that off, but, hey, I'm willing to try. And we can all at the very least buy the track for 99 cents at Amazon or for $1.29 at iTunes, thus bidding up its prominence. (Go to one of those sites to sample the recording.) Though I myself, a big fan of Lovett and his alt country repristination of Western Swing, want the whole album.