Saturday, October 16, 2010

TSMSS - A Couple of Oldies

Here's an oldie but goodie from almost 30 years ago. This song, sung by Benny Hester, was #1 on the Christian charts in 1981 and was the first CCM song to break the Billboard Top 40 AC Charts. (Wikipedia) This is such a great song, and the piano intro is beautiful!

Another one of his songs that I've always loved is When God Ran. A lot of other people liked it as well; it was the longest running number one song in Contemporary Christian Music history at that time, #1 for thirteen weeks. It's such a beautiful portrayal of the story of us as prodigal "sons" and God's response when we come home.

Saturdays wouldn't be the same without participating in Amy's fun meme!


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achildoftheking said...

Great songs Linda! Thanks for sharing! Happy Weekend. Mine will show up Saturday morning. I have it scheduled.

Becky said...

I love Benny Hester! These are two of my favorites!

jhunnelle said...

Love the songs, it's my first time to hear the first one.

May you have a blessed weekend.


Hazel said...

It's nice to hear a CCM song from the 80s. Thanks for sharing. I have never seen this before. Love this.

Debbie Petras said...

I never heard of Benny Hester but I enjoyed these songs. As I think back to that time frame of the early 1980's though I wasn't listening to Christian music. It's sad for me to actually think of those times now but I'm so glad this prodigal has come home to her Abba Daddy.

Blessings and love,

Karen said...

I have heard PC&D give credit to Benny Hester, but I never heard him sing. I love the songs, his voice and the accompaniment! Thank you for sharing both songs!

Lisa notes... said...

What’s old to you is new to me. I didn’t know either one of these Benny Hester songs. So beautiful and meaningful lyrics. Thanks for sharing.

Teresa @ ♥ Too Many Heartbeats ♥ said...

I've never heard of Benny Hester either but they are very beautiful songs with beautiful lyrics. Thanks for sharing your 'oldies' with us!

Hope you are having a great weekend!


Teresa <><

Michelle said...

Great songs!
These songs were famous when I was still running.
So this is my first time hearing them.
The second one brought tears.
Thanks for posting them.

Breathing In Grace said...

Great song choices for today. So glad to have you visit me at Jeremiah 29:11!!!

Unknown said...

Have a nice day! Thanks for sharing this song :)God is good all the time.

Cathy said...

Thanks so much for sharing these oldies with us, Linda. I did not know them. They are both great songs.