Saturday, July 18, 2009

TSMSS - In Memory and a Classic

Another American icon has passed. Although my folks watched NBC when I was growing up, I will always remember watching Walter Cronkite in these films during junior high history classes. (Yes, films! On reels threaded through the machine! They sure beat the filmstrips that beeped when it was time to advance to the next scene!) If you grew up in the 1970's, they are likely familiar to you as well, either from school or from Saturday morning TV.

In memory of Walter Cronkite
11/4/1916 - 7/17/2009
You Are There!

From the more recent past (20 years ago instead of 30!) here is one of my favorite songs from Steve Green's early days. The words are so rich and a great reminder of God's sovereignty and the hope we have in Him!


God and God alone
Created all these things we call our own
From the mighty to the small
The glory in them all
Is God's and God's alone

God and God alone
Reveals the truth of all we call unknown
All the best and worst of man
Can't change the master plan
It's God's and God's alone

God and God alone
Is fit to take the universe's throne
Let everything that lives
Reserve its truest praise
For God and God alone

God and God alone
Will be the joy of our eternal home
He will be our one desire
Our hearts will never tire
Of God and God alone

Words and Music by Phill McHugh

All the best and worst of man
Can't change the master plan
It's God's and God's alone

Amen! What a wonderful truth!

Be sure to visit Amy's for more music for your weekend!


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A Stone Gatherer said...

I love that song! Basically anything that Steve Green sings!

Karen said...

Loved both the videos...the newscast that Cronkite announces President JFK's death always impressed me....

Peggy said...

Blessings Linda...Such remarkable history captured in that great voice of Walter Cronkite & "You are There"
truly pays him tribute. But Steve Green has to be one of my 80s favorites from "People Need the Lord" to "this great one of "God alone"...the Spanish version of "People..." says "Tienen que saber" meaning "They(the people) have to know..." Thank you for sharing both of these GREATS! Enjoy a GREAT weekend!

Anonymous said...

I waited to see the credits to make sure, but that WAS Fred Gwynne (Herman Munster) as Davy Crocket in the "You Were There" video.

Too Funny!

I had forgotten about those videos, what a blast from the past.

Cathy said...

Yes, I remember that voice of Walter Cronkite in so many things. Steve's video was wonderful. Thanks for another lovely TSMSS, Linda.