And now, ladies and gentlemen, before we get to some real thought-provoking content, let's start the second side of Larry Norman's In Another Land with a fun little ditty full of apocalyptic imagery and vaudeville toe-tappingness.
A thief fell out of heaven with some loaded dice
But the lamb rolled a seven back to paradise
The bread was finally leavened so I had a slice
And the sun began to rain
Water swelled from fountains and then turned to wine
Rocks fell from the mountains in a chorus line
He came in tails and top hat and He looked so fine
Yes, the Son began to reign
A fox snuck in to steal away the grapes
But the man who ran the vineyard shut the gate
So he could not escape
And now we'll live forever in another land
Everything is ending like it first was planned
Did you get your invitation to come play in the band
And let the Son begin to reign
©1976 Beechwood Music Corp.
J. C. Love Publishing Co.
Truth is..."The Sun Began to Rain" seems like a cute throw-away tune, but it still elicits a feeling of hopefulness and implies a desire for the listener to accept God's invitation. Life here on this planet will not continue the way it is forever. God is going to bring all things to their correct conclusion. Do you want to spend the rest of forever with Him...or without Him?