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I Am Resolved by Reawaken (Acoustic Hymn)
Reawaken Hymns ^ | June 11, 2018 | Nathan Drake

Posted on 09/02/2018 10:57:04 PM PDT by OddLane

I Am Resolved chords.

Modern adaptation of the classic hymn "I Am Resolved". Acoustic guitar and vocals by Nathan Drake; Written by Palmer Hartsough, 1896.

TOPICS: Evangelical Christian; Worship
KEYWORDS: hymns; worship

1 posted on 09/02/2018 10:57:05 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: OddLane

Lovely acoustic version. Thanks for posting. Do you know the artist?

2 posted on 09/02/2018 11:12:41 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: OddLane

Feeling that. Thank you for the post.

3 posted on 09/02/2018 11:16:37 PM PDT by 1_Inch_Group (If a lion could speak, we could not understand him)
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To: OddLane
Such a song should bring peace and not distress. It has a nice inherent rhythm, but it is hard to imagine that the composer ever thought that this 4/4 arrangement would be matched to a heavy 2nd & 4th back beat. I find this overwhelming smacking sound both disturbing and offensive, detracting from the theme of the words.

Also the scooping of the words is also a very worldly voice style that does not transition smoothly from one note to another precisely predictable, landing dead center on the note expected, whilst then maintaining that pitch throughout its note value. The chords should ring without off-pitch dissonance, without adding some kind of body english and personal fickleness to it.

As performed, were I a ruling elder, this style of performance would not be accepted as part of a worship gathering in my church house, actually. The reason is that the way the piece is performed commits to a worldly style that is exactly opposite to the theme expressed by the story's words; and in fact, effectively mutes them cognitively.

I regret having to say this, but I've been doing all kinds of vocal and instrumental secular and religious work for over seventy years, and have studied both hymnology, and part-writing. I do not feel this is the kind of rendition the composer and arranger would think consistent with that song story.

On the positive side, the instrument has a mellow resonant tone, and the performer is gifted with a voice with a certain fullness. The combination could be used very successfully in a style consistent with the intention conveyed by the words rather than contrary to it. The words should predominate. Moreover, the arrangement should not force a driving worldly beat on an other-worldly spiritual song to draw the audience towards holiness.

The proper way to present this poem is to make sure the words are clearly and understood, while being augmented and borne along by the pleasantly lilting, very singable melody line and supporting compatible chord progression, which is that of the major chords resolving on the circle of fifths.

4 posted on 09/03/2018 2:42:23 AM PDT by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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To: OddLane

Proof that when a voice has such perfect pitch, simple acoustic strumming on the guitar is all that is needed to make wonderful music.

5 posted on 09/03/2018 3:07:38 AM PDT by iontheball
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To: iontheball
I agree.

I'm a huge folkie, and never understood why so many people are into music like synth and dub step.

6 posted on 09/03/2018 7:39:11 AM PDT by OddLane
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To: 1_Inch_Group

Don’t mention it!

7 posted on 09/03/2018 7:40:42 AM PDT by OddLane
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To: GOP Poet
Nathan Drake.
8 posted on 09/03/2018 7:44:56 AM PDT by OddLane
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To: imardmd1

Thank you. You said it well.

Do you author hymns?

I think that many of the old hymns are wonderful.

That being said, I believe that The LORD has new music for His Church, amazing music, befitting our almighty and majestic LORD. It isn’t worldly. It is wonderfully spiritual.

9 posted on 09/04/2018 5:24:58 PM PDT by Bellflower (Who dares believe Jesus? He says absolutely amazing things, which few dare consider.)
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To: Bellflower
Like yourself, I know that the local assemblies need a continuing flow and renewal of refreshed and refreshing insights as to what is on the Lord's heart for our times. No matter how beautiful a song is, it can become common and trite if it is repeated too often. Without proficiency in musicianship and variety of forms, the fare of the assembly can require the input of fresh material, but fitting the culture.

What is needed is poem authors who are so saturated in the Word and close to Jesus that godly thoughts just flow out of them as you and I breathe. And the musical vehicle needs to be spiritual, not fleshly, also supporting a melody that fits as if married to the thoughts that are presented.

Such modern psalmists are indeed rare. Not many of the "contemposrary" "Christian" entertainers fit this profile. Just because one professes to be Christian, and has musical proficiency does not make one a Christian musician, IMHO.

Somehow, we have failed to study, encourage, and reward godly musicianship. But I do know a few young people to whom this is their life.

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10 posted on 09/04/2018 10:35:44 PM PDT by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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