Somehow, through Googling for a song I think is in the CSSM books,
I've stumbled across your website.
A Crossbeats song at a rally
in the 60s led to the start of my own Christian journey (although I can see God
had been at work in my life for years before!). I'm sure the chorus/punchline
was something like "After all, it's only God's Son". (Would that have been it?
It made me realise, with a jolt, what Jesus had done for me.) We moved churches
about 2 years ago and I've been asked to give a testimony in a service in May.
How wonderful it would be to get it right!!
I lived in Rossendale, Lancs and worshipped at Holy Trinity,
Tunstead, Bacup, where our curate was David Parkin. Haven't a clue where we
travelled for the aforementioned rally. It could have been locally, at the
Astoria, Rawtenstall. Our vicar, Bill Montgomerie had
links with Holy Trinity, Platt, so we had Michael Baughen et al coming in '66
to launch Youth Praise. Exciting times!
Looking back we had such a richness of scripture in our catchy songs,
that have gone with me through life and my own music ministry. Also selfless,
thorough teaching. So much to be thankful for - and to pass on.
Anyway, 40-odd years on, thank you!
(now at Leamington
Spa Baptist Church)
20 December 2010
- My Reply
How lovely to hear from you. What a privilege it is to
be a part of God's Kingdom, and also to be a worker in it as he gives evidence
of his harvest.
My guess is that if
you have gone through the website, and especially the Bookings Page, you will have a better idea of what
meeting you might have gone to. However, I can point you to the song, I
It will be the song that we called 'Only God's Son'. It was a
Christmas song, so we didn't play it very much. We probably played it when it
was first written, and then only in certain months I guess (December and maybe
November). It was written in December 1964 but wouldn't have been played before
March 1965 - by the time we'd practised it.
You can hear the song by navigating to the 'songs' page on the website, or going directly to it via:
As you scroll down the (very long) page, you'll get to a first
mention of the song, but carry on down until the words of the songs start to
appear, then go down to the song (it's in the right hand of the three columns).
There are two buttons just above the words that will allow you to download the
song as an MP3 file. It was probably recorded on a tape recorder with poor tape
speed because it sounds rather squeaky (Pinky & Perky) - we're just
grateful that someone took the trouble to do it. Maybe one day I'll get round
to doing some digital jiggery-pokery to slow it down.
If you have any problems, please get in touch.
21 December 2010
- Laura's Reply
I hadn't actually delved into
the website that much so it has been a delight to find the event I attended
actually was at the Astoria Rawtenstall on Jan 7,
1966 (the little grey cells aren't quite shot to pieces then!).
How amazing to have the date sorted
out and to hear the actual song! Thanks for the archive.