Rev.Milton Biggham founded the Georgia Mass Choir. He has a WONDERFUL gravely voice and a wonderful way of telling these great stories as an intro to some of the choir’s songs. This is such a song. If you want to see him in action, you can watch a video of this performance…he’s great as is the choir as is the old woman, Agnes Coney, who sings the solo.
The recording and texts of Martin Luther King are closely controlled by his family, and are hard to come by. Here is one that many people down’t know…a short peace about Dr. King’s wishes for his funeral. I couldn’t find any transcription of the audio track otherwise I’d include to text here as well.
Great Speeches-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr - A Preacher Leading his Flock1:36
If you happen to have an extra 11 1/2 minutes (or even if you don’t), find the time to listen to this song. It is a song from one of the first gospel cassette tapes I bought and I’ve come to love it. This is the FULL version of the song, complete with what is called “The Exhortation” at the end (8:10)…(“For so many years I never knew…the importance of praise…the importance of worship…”). Don’t skip it…it’s great; as is the accompaniment and the choir ooohs.
I Worship TheeThe New Jerusalem Baptist Church Choir11:24
My Heart Belongs To YouChrist Tabernacle Choir10:11
My Heart Belongs to You bgvChrist Tabernacle Choir3:42
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On my walk with Jack this morning…yes, it was a brisk 10 degrees with a nice breeze…this song came on my iPod. It just grabbed me in a special way. No, it’s not gospel, it’s a contemporary christian song written by a guy named David Binton. But it’s lovely and I love the harmonies, and I thought I’d post it on the blog. What I had missed while walking however was the STORY that follows the song…that is actually more powerful than the song itself.
So, I edited the story a titch and added the music back in after the story ends, just because it seemed right. Enjoy.