Saturday, August 28, 2010

TSMSS - A Mighty Fortress is our God

Back in 1984 Steve Green released his first solo album after singing for a couple of years with The New Gaither Vocal Band. (They've obviously dropped the "new" since they've been around awhile!) I had the privilege of seeing him that year in concert at a relatively small church in Austin. He had (and still has) such a powerful voice, and when he sang A Mighty Fortress is our God, I thought the roof was going to lift off the building!

I had grown up singing that hymn but had never paid much attention to the progression of the verses -- especially since Baptist churches generally sang the first, second, and fourth verse of the hymns! I have loved this hymn since I heard Steve sing it. I heard him sing it again in concert about ten years later, and he still raised the roof. The elements of his rendition -- incredible lyrics and music, a key change with each verse, and the a cappella voicing -- will lead you to worship!



More great songs are linked up at Amy's!


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8 comments:

Debbie said...

Steve Green has an incredible voice. I've always loved this hymn but he does an especially great job.

Blessings,
Debbie

Michelle said...

I haven't heard this song in a long time. Steve Green is a wonderful singer. Thanks for posting.

Joyce said...

One of my favorites...and I've always loved Steve Green.

Craig Weeks said...

He has that "trained" sound that Joe T. (and now Stephen) did so well.

Lisa notes... said...

I love when we hear an old song in a new way by a “new” voice. Thanks for sharing this version of a faithful favorite. I wouldn't have recognized him.

Lea said...

Love, love Steve Green!

quilly said...

Steve Green is one of my fave singers, and I love this hymn anyway, so the two together are magnificent!

Julie Stiles Mills said...

His voice is amazing, and those a cappella key changes are unbelievable!