Early CCM: Spotlight on Evie

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“Clean Before My Lord.”  This is a song by Evie, c. 1975.  It carries potent memories, as she was a major artist in Contemporary Christian Music.  This particular song, “Clean Before My Lord,”  is just coming out of the “Jesus Movement“, and it carries an innocence and a clarity that is rare today.

I sincerely hope it will penetrate your heart, and bless you in that tender place.  This is my very first attempt of music on Broken Believers.  If you like it, hate it or just indifferent to it, please let me know with the “comment” function below.  Thanks.

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Usefully Curious Links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contemporary_Christian_music

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evie_Tornquist-Karlsson

http://www.mymusicway.com/biography/evie.html

 

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About Pastor Bryan Lowe

A repentant rascal with definite issues, but who is seeking to be authentic in his faith to Jesus Christ. An avid reader and a hopeful writer. Husband and father. A pastor and Bible teacher. A brain tumor survivor. Diagnosed with clinical depression, epilepsy, and now disabled. Enjoys life, such as it is, in Alaska.
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5 Responses to Early CCM: Spotlight on Evie

  1. Mary says:

    It reminds me of when I was first born again and played the Christian radio station where I worked in 79. Simple and joyous, thank you.

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    • Good choice of words to describe this period in time–“simple and joyous.” It was that. A joy without any pretension. I guess I say something that only the old would say, remember the “good old days.” LOL.

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  2. Michelle says:

    I love Evie! Those were the years I was heavily involved in music ministry at our church. This was the first song I learned to sing and play by myself. I loved it, but unfortunately, within the false teaching of that denomination, it wasn’t really believed we would “stay clean” before Him. I went through years of thinking I had to clean myself up. But, in the back of my mind, this song continued to play. Finally, I knew something wasn’t quite right. After studying scripture, I found Evie had it right. We are clean before Him. We stand clean before Him! The peace from such a thought…oh my! After years of bondage under my own self-effort…such a simple statement…full of TRUTH…I finally realized, I could rest. In Jesus, I am clean.

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    • She was great, wasn’t she? Her music seem to touch a much broader swath of people, while today things seem so stratified. The song I posted, carries with it a great innocence. As I think about it, I realize we have to grasp these things. Ty for responding.

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  3. Debbie says:

    I, too, was touched by the innocence and clarity of a different time. Thank you for sharing it. And, I think music ministers to us really well, in general, so hope you do more, as you feel led! 🙂

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