The Keith Green Story: Your Love Broke Through (1 hour)

Keith Green had a big impact on my life. He was only four years older than me, and actually became a Christian about the same time I did, ’74-75. He died at only age-28. It’s absolutely incredible what he, his wife Melody and their friends were able to in just seven or eight years! Melody says in the film they were in Woodland Hills, a suburb of Los Angeles.

Praise God they were able to attend Ken Gulliksen’s rich, Holy Spirit anointed meetings right away, which was the start of the Vineyard movement. I didn’t find a church I could relate to until 1981, when I moved to Alaska and found Abbott Loop.

I listened to all of Keith’s music, and still have all of their “Last Days Ministries Newsletter” issues.

His legacy was so big, the vision and momentum, that something was seriously lost when he died in 1982. Christianity moved forward for awhile, but then floundered. The Vineyard movement fizzled out in about 1991. [Our church was autocratic, and the founder never did fully repent or reconcile. Anyone who said something was considered anathema. We were like the church of Sardis in Rev. 3:1-6, having a “‘reputation’ for being alive, but….”]

Keith wouldn’t have put up with the world taking over the church like it has. Hardly anyone today seems to have his passion for doing whatever God wants no matter what — “no compromise.”

This story is wonderfully told by Melody, their friends, and the great people who once were Sparrow records, which was later bought out by a secular label. Christian music was wonderful in the ’70s and ’80s! It’s so spiritually dead now. Keith would have never put up with that, and he ended up giving his music away for donations of any amount. He wanted to make sure the world didn’t compromise him through the love of money, and fame too.

I wonder what the world would be like now had Keith not died so early. He showed the impact that one sold-out man for Christ with great friends can do.

Today’s ‘Christian’ radio stations in America like K-LOVE won’t even play even one of his songs. That’s how sad and pathetic ‘Christian’ music has become — deadsville. This needs to radically change. Instead of “no compromise,” their message is “go to sleep;” “Jesus loves you no matter how much you willfully sin and don’t repent or reconcile.” That’s ‘Christian’ music today, and what is preached from most pulpits today too. Churches have almost no holiness, no presence of God, no passion. We have fake churches right now almost everywhere. Keith Green would freak! Imagine how Jesus feels right now with almost everybody doing their own thing, and acting like it’s okay.

Quite a story here! We need to get serious. We need to live no compromised — which is just normal Christianity, the way it’s always supposed to be.

ABOUT THE FILM

This film was apparently released in 2002. This version is the best quality I could find online, and ends at 1:02:25, where it repeats part of it again, strangely. So it really is only an hour long.

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(music video) Randy Stonehill: ‘China’ — “A billion hearts are beating / Far across the water / China… • And when the sun is shining / Their land is cloaked in darkness / China… • Silent eyes watching the western world / Guarded hearts hidden like precious pearls / Who can reach you, China / Praying for you, China”

The only song I ever sang/played during a regular, Sunday service at Abbott Loop Christian Center, probably in ’83. Continue reading “(music video) Randy Stonehill: ‘China’ — “A billion hearts are beating / Far across the water / China… • And when the sun is shining / Their land is cloaked in darkness / China… • Silent eyes watching the western world / Guarded hearts hidden like precious pearls / Who can reach you, China / Praying for you, China””

Porn free, as free as the wind blows / as free as the grass grows / porn free to follow your heart • Live free and beauty surrounds you / the world still astounds you / each time you look at a star • Stay free, where no walls divide you / you’re free as the roaring tide / so there’s no need to hide • Porn free, and life is worth living / but only worth living / ’cause you’re porn free!

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Godly US Calvary officer rebuked by Robert Duvall for not hating the enemy: “I just think you’re a real sad case. YOU DON’T HATE who you’re fighting against” — ‘Geronimo: An American Legend’ (1993)

I really like this movie, largely because of the outstanding sensitivity and leadership by Lt. Charles B. Gatewood, played by Jason Patric.

Here, he’s rebuked by Robert Duvall (Al Sieber, Chief of Scouts) for not hating the Indians and Geronimo.

Later in the movie, he gives the cross he hung from his neck to Geronimo.

It’s rare for Hollywood to give a Christlike character a leading role.

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Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)

Al Sieber, Chief of Scouts: I just think you’re a real sad case. You don’t love who you’re fighting for, and you don’t hate who you’re fighting against.

1st Lt. Charles B. Gatewood: Perhaps I could learn to hate with the proper vigor from you, Al.

(video) THE HEAVENS DECLARE: Lunar eclipses render ‘Flat Earth Society’ a myth — Aristotle: “In eclipses, the outline is always curved, and since it is the interposition of the earth that makes the eclipse, the form of this line will be caused by the form of the earth’s surface, which is therefore spherical”

The Lunar Eclipse — Testament to the Spherical Earth, Detriment to the Flat Earth | David Rives

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(audio) Jimmy Webb: Songwriting for Glen Campbell, Inspired by God

“…sometimes it’s really transcendent. I’m sitting at the piano and I feel this music filling me and coming out through my hands. And honestly, I know that it’s coming from somewhere else. It’s not just a mental process. … I call it inspiration. … As you know, being a PK [preacher’s kid], when you’re inspired you’re filled with the Spirit. Oscar Hammerstein II came along, and he did believe in inspiration. He believed strongly in inspiration, and he must have had enough inspiration for both of us….” – Jimmy Webb @12:45, transcribed by Jeff Fenske

“Hammerstein contributed the lyrics to 850 songs….” (source)

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Didn’t We: Jimmy Webb Remembers His Career 

Published on Mar 30, 2015

Singer/songwriter Jimmy Webb talks to Phil Paleologos and Kasey Silvia about his career highlights, including his friendship with Glen Campbell.

(video) Sam Robson: ‘Oh What A Time’ – SOLO MULTI-PART Acapella Arrangement w/ Stringless Bass!

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Oh What A Time – Acapella Arrangement!

Published on May 15, 2016

As sung by The Breath of Life Quartet and The Gaither Vocal band, form taken from the Gaither version.

I arranged and recorded this years ago but never actually did anything with it. However after rediscovering it I re-sung some of the vocals and added tambourine and now it’s good to go!

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Lyrics:
Oh my Lord what a time
Oh my Lord what a time
From this old world we’ll flee
To live eternally
Oh my Lord what a time

In that fair land
There will be no more night
No sun or moon
For the Lamb of God is light
It’s good to know
That He’s prepared the way
To a bright and endless day

From this old world (from this old world we’ll flee)
Gonna live (to live eternally)
With Christ (with Christ our blessed Lord)
In a home (in the heavenly high)
We’ll shout (we’ll shout)
And sing (and sing)
We’ll walk (we’ll walk)
And talk (and talk)
We’ll shout (we’ll shout)
And sing (and sing)
We’ll walk (we’ll walk)
And talk (and talk)

We’ll shout (we’ll shout)
And praise His name
Everyday (every day will be the same)
Oh my Lord
My burden bearer
My help in trouble
My joy in sorrow
My light in darkness
My sword and shield

(video) Sam Robson: ‘Holy Holy Holy’ – SOLO 6-12 PART Acapella Arrangement!

Notice the directions he’s facing, and how he flips it!

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Hymn – Holy Holy Holy – Acapella Arrangement!

Published on Jan 2, 2016

Happy New Year everyone!
Here’s my arrangement of Holy Holy Holy, hope you like it!

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Lyrics:
Holy, holy, holy
Lord God almighty
Early in the morning my song shall rise to thee
Holy. holy, holy
Merciful and mighty
God in three persons, blessed Trinity

Holy, holy, holy
All the saints adore Thee
Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea
All the cherubim and seraphim are falling down before Thee
Which wert and art and evermore shalt be

Holy, holy, holy
Lord God almighty
All Thy works shall praise Thy name in earth and sky and sea
Holy, holy, holy
Merciful and mighty
God in three persons, blessed Trinity

(video) Sam Robson: ‘Mary Did You Know?’ – SOLO 9-PART Acapella w/ ‘The Young Messiah’ Film Excerpts

Mary did you know that your baby boy will one day walk on water?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will save our sons and daughters?
Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new?
This child that you’ve delivered, will soon deliver you

Mary did you know that your baby boy will give sight to a blind man?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will calm a storm with his hand?
Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod?
And when you kiss your little baby, you have kissed the face of God

Mary did you know, Mary did you know, Mary did you know

The blind will see, the deaf will hear and the dead will live again
The lame will leap, the dumb will speak, the praises of the lamb

Mary did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will one day rule the nations?
Did you know that your baby boy is heaven’s perfect Lamb?
This sleeping child you’re holding is the great I am

Mary did you know?

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Mary Did You Know? | Acapella | The Young Messiah

Published on Feb 25, 2016

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Thanks for watching! I was asked to record an arrangement of Mary Did You Know? To promote this beautifully shot movie titled The Young Messiah, it comes out in Theatres on March 11th.

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(video) Sam Robson: ‘Alone yet Not Alone’ – SOLO 8-PART Acapella Arrangement — “Every evil can be braved!”

Stunning and comforting!!!

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I’m alone, yet not alone.
God’s the light that will guide me home.
With His love and tenderness,
Leading through the wilderness,
And wherever I may roam,
I’m alone, yet not alone.

I will not be bent in fear.
He’s the refuge I know is near.
In His strength I find my own.
By His faithful mercies shown.
That so mighty is His shield
All His love is now revealed.

When my steps are lost.
And desperate for a guide,
I can feel his touch,
A soothing presence by my side.

Alone, yet not alone.
Not forsaken when on my own.
I can lean upon His arm,
And be lifted up from harm.
If I stumble, or if I’m thrown,
I’m alone, yet not alone.

When my steps are lost.
And desperate for a guide,
I can feel his touch,
A soothing presence by my side.

He has bound me with His love,
Watchful angels look from above.
Every evil can be braved,
For I know I will be saved.
Never frightened on my own,
I’m alone, yet not alone.

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Hymn – Alone yet Not Alone – Acapella Arrangement

Published on Apr 26, 2014

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As part of a film project called Alone Yet Not Alone , based in 1755 and is about the devastating effect of the war between the European powers and Ohio Valley. I was contacted from a member of the team who was curious about how the Hymn would sound arranged completely acapella, and as soon as i heard it I had to make my own version. So I present to you my arrangement of Alone
Yet Not Alone.

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(video) Sam Robson: ‘Total Praise’ – SOLO 8-PART Acapella Arrangement!

OUTSTANDING 3-min. song! Give it at least a minute to get going, please.

TOTAL PRAISE!!!!!!!

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Lord, I will lift mine eyes to the hills,
Knowing my help is coming from You.
Your peace, You give me in time of the storm.
You are the source of my strength.
You are the strength of my life.
I lift my hands in total praise to you.
Amen

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Hymn – Total Praise – Acapella Arrangement

Published on Apr 7, 2014

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A gospel hymn arrangement with a slightly different vibe to it. I felt inspired by how powerful and emotional the hymn is.

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(video) Sam Robson: Worship Medley – SOLO 6-PART Acapella Arrangement

You are God
The only sovereign God
The only living God
Everlasting, ever loving, ever giving God


There is a name that I love to proclaim
Master, Savior, Jesus
No name compares to its awesome refrain
Jesus, we reverence your name with our praise
Jesus we reverence your name.

Your name is awesome and greatly exalted
Jesus, we reverence your name with our praise
Jesus we reverence your name!


Oh how I love Jesus
Let me tell you why I love Him
Because He first love me.

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Kurt Carr – Worship Medley – Acapella Arrangement

Published on Dec 5, 2013

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Something a little bit different from the previous 5 videos.
Also there is no video for the Improvised vocals as they were done in a later stage.

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(video) Sam Robson: ‘O Love That Will Not Let Me Go’ – SOLO 6-PART Acapella Arrangement

O Love that wilt not let me go,
I rest my weary soul in Thee;
I give Thee back the life I owe,
That in Thine ocean depths its flow

May richer, fuller be.

O Light that followest all my way,
I yield my flick’ring torch to Thee;
My heart restores its borrowed ray,
That in Thy sunshine’s glow its day
May brighter, fairer be.

O Joy that seekest me thro’ pain,
I cannot close my heart to Thee;
I trace the rainbow thro’ the rain,
And feel the promise is not vain
That morn shall tearless be.

O Cross that liftest up my head,
I dare not ask to fly from Thee;
I lay in dust life’s glory dead,
And from the ground there blossoms red,
Life that shall endless be.

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O Love That Will Not Let Me Go – Acapella Arrangement

Published on Sep 4, 2013

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With this hymn I wanted to try a softer approach to the singing, as this is a jazzier arrangement of mine.

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(video) Sam Robson: ‘How Great Thou Art!’ – SOLO 9-PART Acapella Triumphant Arrangement

How Great Thou Art – Acapella Arrangement

Published on Jul 10, 2013

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About 3/4 years back I recorded this tune, and the feedback was amazing but I began to notice a trend in the comments section suggesting that I record this with better quality. So after 3 or so years I finally got the guts and the voice power to recreate this recording.

I hope you enjoy
Thanks

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Lyrics:
O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder,
Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made;
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.

When through the woods, and forest glades I wander,
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees.
When I look down, from lofty mountain grandeur
And see the brook, and feel the gentle breeze.

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.

(video) Sam Robson: ‘Silent Night’ – SOLO MULTI-VOICE Acapella Arrangement

Silent Night – Acapella Arrangement…

Published on Dec 22, 2016

…By Stephan Carlson, a fantastic choral composer and arranger!
Please check his website at: http://musicscarlson.wixsite.com/sjca…

Stephan sent me the score a couple of years back, however for reasons I don’t remember I wasn’t able to record it. Fortunately he was happy for me to debut it this year. So with that being said, enjoy this spontaneous collaboration!

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Lyrics:
Silent Night
Holy Night
All is calm
All is bright
Round yon virgin
Mother and child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

(video) Sam Robson: ‘Be Thou My Vision’ Hymn – SOLO 4-PART Acapella Arrangement

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty gain,
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always:
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.

High King of Heaven, my victory won,
May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heaven’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.

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Be Thou My Vision Hymn – Acapella Arrangement

Published on Jun 13, 2013

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A reworking of a beautiful hymn that I had done in 6 parts. Upon reworking it I found that 4 parts suited it better.

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(video) Sam Robson: ‘I Need Thee O I Need Thee’ – SOLO, 9-PART Acapella Arrangement

I need Thee every hour, most gracious Lord;
No tender voice like Thine can peace afford.
I need Thee every hour, stay Thou nearby;
Temptations lose their power when Thou art nigh.

I need Thee every hour, in joy or pain;
Come quickly and abide, or life is in vain.
I need Thee every hour, most Holy One;
O make me Thine indeed, Thou blessèd Son.

I need Thee, O I need Thee;
Every hour I need Thee;
O bless me now, my Savior,
I come to Thee.

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I Need Thee O I Need Thee – Acapella Arrangement

Published on May 4, 2013

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As my previous Hymn arrangement “It Is Well With My Soul” went down so well, I decided to do another choral style arrangement.

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Lyrics:
I need Thee every hour, most gracious Lord;
No tender voice like Thine can peace afford.
I need Thee every hour, stay Thou nearby;
Temptations lose their power when Thou art nigh.

I need Thee every hour, in joy or pain;
Come quickly and abide, or life is in vain.
I need Thee every hour, most Holy One;
O make me Thine indeed, Thou blessèd Son.

I need Thee, O I need Thee;
Every hour I need Thee;
O bless me now, my Savior,
I come to Thee.

(video) Sam Robson: ‘O Holy Night’ – SOLO 8-PART Acapella Arrangement!

!!!!!!!WoW!!!!!!! Sam sings 6 & 8-part harmony starting at 50 second mark!

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Truly He taught us to  love  one another, 
His law is love and His gospel is peace. 
Chains he shall break, for the slave is our brother. 
And in his name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
With ALL our  hearts  we praise His holy name.
Christ is the Lord! Then ever, ever praise we,
His power and glory ever more proclaim!
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(photo) Wisconsin Lutheran Choir Inspires Anchorage Alaska

A WELS Lutheran college choir that a relative sings in inspired me this summer! Since then, I’ve posted many vocal harmony videos in my MUSIC Videos That Matter category. During high school, I played trumpet, but regret now that I didn’t do anything vocal except just me and my guitar.

I attended Wisconsin Synod Lutheran (WELS) schools K-12, and was particularly blessed by hearing the lyrics of these two songs during this concert:

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