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This is an old-timey Gospel warning of the end times. It's meant to be sung as a beseechment to get the Congregation right. This is a homage to that genre.

There's lightening
There's a storm a-brewing
It's blowing a mean wind

It donít matter what you built
It donít matter what you burn
You can have what you believe
It's gonna show you in turn

It donít care if you're rich
It donít care if you're poor
You got nothing to protect
When it knocks at your door

There's lightening
There's a storm a-brewing
It's blowing a mean wind

If your walking wrong with Jesus
And you think your words are right
If you're friendly with demons
Like you got some new age in sight

You know you can't hide diamonds
You can't run with your gold
All your thoughts and reasons
Are just the same old story told

There's lightening
There's a storm a-brewing
It's blowing a mean wind

We donít know what's coming
That's something the Lord has made
We will be crying like children
When comes the righteous blade

There's lightening
There's a righteous storm a-brewing

Why is doing what you love the hardest thing to do? Is it because failing what you thought defined you would be too devastating a thing from which to recover? If so, we stay where mere accident has left us.

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The following comments are for "There's Lightening"
by jonpenny

Quite fire and brimstone, Ken!

( Posted by: Eldros [Member] On: March 18, 2009 )

Comment, continued
Gah, submitted that last comment before I was done saying what I have to say.

Anyway, this is definitely spot-on for the genre that you wrote it for. Not my cup of tea, far as Christian hymns go, I prefer "Telephone Line to Jesus". I can certainly see this getting the congregation's attention! I can imagine the choir belting out the chorus and a very fired-up preacher singing the verses.

Well crafted!

( Posted by: Eldros [Member] On: March 18, 2009 )

Ken's brewing storm!
Don't know how I missed this little ditty it...I can just see my choir singing it on Sunday morning!!!

Makes me want to reach for my unbrella, but with my won't open when I need it!


( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: March 19, 2009 )

@Eldros & Bea
Thanks so much for having a read. I have so enjoyed the various expression of faith I read from the talent on this site I thought I would wade in.
Another passion of mine is writing contemporary Christian music. I choose this one as an extreme example. I too hold Jesus as loving friend rather than the holder of the 'Coming Righteous Sword.' As a writer I spend a lot of time looking at form and do my best to be competent. There is a big difference in approach between Weslyan hymns - written to drinking songs, African/American Gospel, and the music of Sarah Grove - though all are about bringing souls to the God. I love all the varied expressions.
Thanks again my friends.
Bless you both,

( Posted by: jonpenny [Member] On: March 21, 2009 )

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