Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Midweek Worship: Jesus Is My Help

Here's a song that takes me back, not just to the time but to a choir sound you don't hear too much anymore. At least I don't.

There is nothing like sound of a gospel choir from the 1980's or 1990's, before hip-hop got a stronghold gospel. Don't get me wrong. I love a lot of new music too, and this song really isn't that old. It's just that Hezekiah Walker and the Love Fellowship Choir have a sound that reminds me of many a Friday night/Saturday night musical or church anniversary or Sunday night service from years ago.

A part of me misses that. Another part of me is waaaay too old to be at church until the wee hours of the morning listening to choir after choir, especially if I have to go to Sunday AM service or work the next day.

Oh well...

Enjoy Jesus Is My Help with me.

Peace & Blessings,


Chicki said...

But do you remember that the older saints considered this kind of sound and movement wild and crazy?

I remember my girlfriend's aunt taking issue with the Winans and their on-stage movements. She said, "there wasn't a holy step in it."

Check out this one:

Patricia W. said...

Girl, you know I do. But that was the fun of the Fri and Sat musicals. It was mostly young people, with a few of the more progressive older saints thrown in.

Now Sunday AM service was a whole notha thing. Hymns, traditional gospel in the style of James Cleveland, stuff like that.