Saturday, November 15, 2008

Gospel Poetry

The following video provides some Gospel poetry. It is in a fairly modern style - what would be considered "frestyle rap."



I am not sure the context where this came from and I don't even know the name of the man bearing witness to the truth of the Gospel. This is a good message, and it may be a way that message of Christ can reach people that the sort of stuffy academic arguments that I tend to present here on my blog may not.

It's not the only gospel poetry out there. Long ago, Ralph Erskine provided this gospel poetry, which perhaps may provide some material for other folks like the rapper/evangelist in the video clip above:

But still say you power to believe I miss
You may but know you what believing is
Faith lies not in your building up a tower
Of some great action by your proper power
For Heaven well knows that by the killing fall
No power nor will remains in man at all
For acts divinely good; 'rill sovereign grace
By powerful drawing virtue turn the chase
Hence none believe in Jesus as they ought
Till once they first believe they can do nought
Nor are sufficient even to form a thought
They're conscious in the right believing hour
Of human weakness and of divine power
Faith acts not in the sense of strength and might
But in the sense of weakness acts outright
It is no boasting arm of power and length
But weakness acting on almighty strength
It is the powerless helpless sinner's flight
Into the open arms of saving might
'Tis an employing Jesus to do all
That can within salvation's compass fall
To be the agent kind in everything
Belonging to a prophet priest and king
To teach, to pardon, sanctify, and save
And nothing to the creature's power to leave
Faith makes us joyfully content that he
Our Head our Husband and our All should be
Our righteousness and strength our stock and store
Our fund for food and raiment, grace and glore
It makes the creature down to nothing fall
Content that Christ alone be all in all.


Praise to our King!

-TurretinFan

H.T. to Take Away the Stone (link), where I first saw this.

3 comments:

blackreformingkid said...

Hi Tur8tinfan,

The guy's name is shai linne, and he's a Reformed brother out of Philadelphia, PA. He is an album called "The Atonement" which I'd recommend to you, particularly one of the tracks called "Mission Accomplished" in which he defends particular redemption.

You can get to his group's website at www.lampmode.com

Lockheed said...

Shai Linne... you can hear a single of his on my blog, most current entry "In Adam All Die"

luvvom said...

Thank you for sharing this!