Israel 2016

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Roman architectural influence in Bet Sean, Israel

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christian Songs? "That's The Way..." Earth, Wind & Fire

Earth, Wind & Fire was one of the premier acts of the late 70's and early 80's. Their music had a "spiritual" quality to it. Few people know that one of their lead singers, Phillip Bailey, was a devout Christian who actually recorded a number of  gospel albums in the 90's. He and Maurice White wrote much of EW&F's music. While it is a stretch to call any of their songs "Christian", the message is in there if you squint real hard and look closely enough just as it is in many of the pop songs that rose in the charts back in those days. Listen to their "Devotion" some time for a clearer message and Bailey's soaring falsetto! Meanwhile, here's one of their biggest hits:


  1. Thru devotion, blessed are the children
    Praise the teacher, that brings true love to many
    your devotion, opens all life's treasures
    and deliverance, from the fruits of evil.
    So our mission, to bring a melody,
    ringin' voices sing sweet harmony

    For you here's a song, to make your day brighter.
    One that will last, you long thru troubled days.
    Giving your heart the light to brighten.
    All of the dark that falls in your way
    You need devotion. bless the children
    deliverance from the fruits of evil
    Hi John, Angus here. I was surprised at the lyrics:

    In everyone's life, there's a need to be happy.
    Let the sun shine, a smile your way.
    Open your heart, feel a touch of devotion.
    Maybe this song, will help uplift your day.

    Make a better way
    You need devotion

  2. Thanks, Angus. Not the sharpest message ever preached but a small influence nonetheless.