Lyric For The Day 21.8.12 from Jesus Etc by Wilco ( and Bill Fay)
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LYRIC FOR THE DAY 22.8.12 from There Is A Valley by Bill Fay

Life Is People

“There is a hill near Jerusalem

That wild flowers grow upon

Flowers don’t speak but they speak to each other

Of a crucifixion

Just because he said he was

The Son of God

And the fury of that moment they felt

But they could only silently look upon

 

Every city brawl, every fist fight

Every bullet from a gun

Is written upon the palms of the Holy One.”

-         from There Is A Valley by Bill Fay

 

I love the poetry and theology of this opening track on Bill Fay’s first studio record in forty years, Life Is People. Fay conjures the ordinariness of this hill called Golgotha outside Jerusalem and then gently adds the extraordinary scope of the events that took place that first day that we sometimes confusingly call Good Friday. Three years before Christ was crucified, John The Baptist saw Jesus of Nazareth walking across the wilderness towards the river Jordan he uttered those iconic and far reaching words, “Look, the Lamb Of God who
takes away the sin of the world.” Lambs were ingrained in the Jewish psyche with the story of the Passover being so central to their liberation and the sacrificial lamb in the Temple worship being so important for the forgiveness of sins. It is so good that Bill Fay was never labelled as a Christian musician or got lost down some Christian music industry ghetto because what he is describing here is not the most important event in the history of the Church but the most far
reaching event in the history of the world.

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good share!wow!It is so good that Bill Fay was never labelled as a Christian musician or got lost down some Christian music industry ghetto because what he is describing here is not the most important event in the history of the Church but the most far
reaching event in the history of the world.

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