Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Larry Norman, where are you?

If you grew up in the 70's you may remember the song "Sons of God":

"Sons of God, hear his holy Word,
Gather ’round the table of the Lord,
Eat His body, drink His blood,
And we’ll sing a song of love,
Hallelu, hallelu, hallelu, hallelujah!"

The last time I heard these lines sung was at the lakefront chapel of Loyola University in Chicago in the 90's. I walked in while the folk group was practicing the song and had a time-warp experience.

Where is the author of this ditty sung by yours truly, and many others, during the 70's? Curiously, his name showed up in the newsletter of "Sons of God International Freedom Fellowship Church", an ecclesial body in Texas. Is this the same Larry that wrote these largely forgotten lines? He is cited as the proclaimer of Scripture at a service given by the storefront worship group. Just a coincidence?

Incarnatus Est blogspot has posted the complete lyrics.

Where are you now, Larry Norman?

Just googled some more and found the answer: turns out that Larry Norman is deceased. May he rest in peace. Read more here.

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