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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

MUSICAL PURSUIT


The theme for the ChristianWriters.com blog chain this month is “pursuit.” Please click on the links in the right hand column to see what my friends have to say about our theme.



When I was thinking about what to write about, I hit Google and typed in the word pursuit. I was surprised at things that fit musically into the Christian Writers blog chain. 


1. Pursuit, a Christian progressive rock band 

I love contemporary Christian music but had no idea what “progressive rock” was. Wikipedia describes progressive rock as music that "explores extended musical structures which involved intricate instrumental patterns and textures and often esoteric subject matter."  

Pursuit’s website describes their music as: “Christian Progressive Rock. Music that fills the soul and lyrics that edify the spirit!”  

Google them and you can sample their music. I like it. And it’s definitely loud enough that God can hear it all the way in heaven. (yeah, I’m old)


2. United Pursuit Band 

This is another Christian band, but their music is more like what you’d hear in many churches today. Here’s a YouTube video of their song, “Let Me in.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m4vRL_HwhM


3. Kim Walker-Smith, singing the contemporary Christian song “Pursuit.”  

I love the lyrics of this song about us pursuing the heart of God. Here’s a link:



Whether you’re a fan of contemporary Christian music or not, I found these three links encouraging to see a generation of kids hungry for God.


4. If you’re more into the good old hymns, head to hymnal.net and click on any of a dozen hymns with the word “pursue” – this’ll get you started: 

Come, Let Us Anew Our Journey Pursue
Jesus, My All, to Heaven Is Gone 
I When All Thy Mercies, O My God
And Can It Be That I Should Gain?
Sometimes a Light Surprises
How Happy Is the Pilgrim’s Lot 

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, thank you for music. We love singing and listening to music that praises and worships you. Open our hearts—pursue our hearts—and show us ways to pursue your heart, Oh God! Amen. 

WHAT ABOUT YOU? What is your favorite type of Christian music? Contemporary, progressive, hymns, gospel, country, classical?

4 comments:

Nona King said...

Oh my! I LOVE Christian alternative/rock, so this post is wonderful to boost my repertoire of new bands to look for. :)

Thanks!

From Carols Quill said...

@ Nona - yay! I love how God creates so many different forms of music to glorify Him!

chris said...

This was fun Carol, and you're not old!!

I love me some gospel at the moment... it touches me deep down.

From Carols Quill said...

@ Chris - ah, gospe music. Give me that old time religion!