Friday, April 21, 2006
Imagination and the Prayer of Humble Access
I know the album cover is (a bit) silly, but the second song on this LP (So Good, So Right,...as sampled by Eric Sermon's "Get the Money") has me hooked. The title track opener is amazing as well. Think of the incredible soaring male falsettos of the Delphonics coupled with Larry Levan style, 80s disco production. And check out their second single from In the Heat of the Night, their second album, the song "Just An Illusion". Find the extended 12" mix if possible. Folks, we're dealing with a really really really great song here (dare I say perfect?)!
Also, here's the BCP's Prayer of Humble Access (We used to tell my brother Simeon that he was not "good enough" to get to say this prayer)...
"We do not presume to come to this your table, merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in your manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under your table. But you are the same Lord whose nature is always to have mercy. Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of your dear Son Jesus Christ and to drink his blood, that our sinful bodies may be made clean by his body and our souls washed through his most precious blood, and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us. Amen."
I don't know what's better, the song Just An Illusion, or the prayer. --JZ
Posted by John Zahl at 2:36 PM