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Alan Burns

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The Blessing
« on: October 18, 2020, 01:05:34 PM »
Since it was originally performed in March this year, "The Blessing" has united Christian communities around the world to call upon God's blessing for all our nations - each performance brings their own unique ethnic flavour to this inspired rendition of God's word

The original:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp6aygmvzM4
the UK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUtll3mNj5U
Australia:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOt7baaVSbE
Hebrew:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzqrWae5lK4
South Africa:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EPcd0B5SNs
Sweden:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z21Jyq7RPXo
New Zealand
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZQPifs2kjo
Kids:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiWZXLsdE9w
worldwide:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9EK8dAXl6I
Zimbabwe:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OA1tVs7VNcY
India:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-UDnY1B0fI
Malaysia:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9vJw3tZ7E0
Pakistan:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNLyS-LX3xg
Latin America:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13TuS5egUVI
Italy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I31lQXPd2j4
China:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkiAh9XIOYE
Nepal:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-2831GfOJc
South Africa:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EPcd0B5SNs
Kuwait
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgafua6wcaU
Congo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEJvo6ApDaA
Kenya:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lmTz82kC5w
Singapore:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg1jqYmyWdU
Japan:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b74EymT_0GA
Hawaii:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxQ0RnKjrzY
Canada:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSuwlEaQi54
Lebanon:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQ818qHiHL0
Nigeria:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lewZ8ZhZB3Q
Spain:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1SUeFccTWc
« Last Edit: October 18, 2020, 01:18:44 PM by Alan Burns »
The truth will set you free  - John 8:32
Truth is not an abstraction, but a person - Edith Stein
Free Will is the highest truth about humanity - GK Chesterton
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Re: The Blessing
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2020, 06:31:52 PM »
I'd arranged for some tech geek to play the UK version as my extroit after having bored the congregation into sleep whilst taking pulpiy supply a fortnight ago. The only advantage of this 'not singing' lark is that the sadist int the pulpit can inflict bits of music which the congregation may not know, and there's not a lot they can do about it. I put some Petra Christian rock through the speaker system after worship.....hey, who needs a fire drill? Got'em out in jig time so we could get down to sanitsing drill.....
"The rose of all the world is not for me.
I want, for my part only the little white rose of Scotland,
that smells sharp and sweet and breaks the heart."

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Re: The Blessing
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2020, 09:56:52 AM »
If there's one thing I hate, it's people standing around with their hands raised and their eyes closed at charismatic bless-ups, trying to look pious. There's a large element of subtle competitiveness and exhibitionism about it. Not for me.

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Re: The Blessing
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2020, 10:19:10 AM »
If there's one thing I hate, it's people standing around with their hands raised and their eyes closed at charismatic bless-ups, trying to look pious. There's a large element of subtle competitiveness and exhibitionism about it. Not for me.
   




This isn't an oxymoron, but I'm a Presbyterian Charismatic....but there's a time and a place to exercise thiose arm muscles, and if it disturbs other worshippers, that's not the time or the place.
"The rose of all the world is not for me.
I want, for my part only the little white rose of Scotland,
that smells sharp and sweet and breaks the heart."

Alan Burns

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Re: The Blessing
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2020, 03:32:30 PM »
If there's one thing I hate, it's people standing around with their hands raised and their eyes closed at charismatic bless-ups, trying to look pious. There's a large element of subtle competitiveness and exhibitionism about it. Not for me.
I sympathise with those who feel uncomfortable with the charismatic style of worship because I was one of them - until I had the "born again" experience when attending Life in the Spirit seminars.  I still have personal reluctance to raise my hands in worship because I can't do it naturally - but I have full admiration for those who can embrace it naturally, and I often feel moved to tears by such acts of uninhibited faith (so does my wife).  God moves in many different ways through people, but I know that some people can go over the top by indulging in personal exhibitionism - however I feel I can discern those who are genuinely moved by God's grace.
The truth will set you free  - John 8:32
Truth is not an abstraction, but a person - Edith Stein
Free Will is the highest truth about humanity - GK Chesterton
Remove grace, and you have nothing whereby to be saved. Remove free will and you have nothing that could be saved."
-- Anselm of Canterbury

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Re: The Blessing
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2020, 08:57:39 AM »
I don't "feel uncomfortable with the charismatic style of worship" (and note that you are subtly trying to shift the fault on to me): I was a charismatic for 15 years from the late 70s to the early 90s, when I finally came to my senses, and was a hand-raiser myself. I also talked gobbledegook ("praying in tongues") with the best of them. It was when I finally realised that, though healings were regularly prayed for and claimed, I never saw one single solitary incontrovertible physical healing, that I left. I am now a very liberal Anglican Christian.

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Re: The Blessing
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2020, 05:05:11 PM »
Alan, Thank you for this, absolutely LOVE the Hawaii version!

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Re: The Blessing
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2020, 05:25:12 PM »
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