my easy load
Longtime readers of Texas in Africa know that I don't "do" Christian music. (Chalk it up to living in Franklin, where members of the youth choir became CCM superstars and we all learned that CCM is a business before it's a ministry. When my friend J came back from tour with our classmate R, she could mimic R's hand motions of "worship" exactly in time with every song while R was on stage. That tends to disillusion you a little bit.) As I've shared in the past, so much Christian music is just really, really cheesy and lacking in innovation. It's not me.
(And yes, I know that means I'm being unfair to those Christian artists who are doing good stuff.)
That said, there are a couple of songs on my rotation these days. Sara Groves' "When the Saints" is one of them, and with the 40 Day Fast being in full swing, it seemed like a good time to post it:
I see the long hard shadows of Calcutta nights
I see the sisters standing by the dying man’s side
I see the young girl huddled on the brothel floor
I see the man with a passion come and kicking down the door
...And when the saints go marching in,
I want to be one of them.
HT to Kat for finding the video.