Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Hymn to the Last Generation

Go big or go home, right? Well, Larry Norman did both when he ended the album In Another Land (and his present-past-future album trilogy) with the grand-sounding-though-less-than-two-minutes-long "Hymn to the Last Generation".

The title and the first half of the lyric definitely put this in the same end-times/apocalyptic vein as some other songs on the album: Might as well face it, the world as we know it is coming to an end.

And then we get the evangelistic plea and the promise of a better life to come: There's no need to fear; Jesus Christ is here.

Come to reason
Face the day
Now's the season
Old things pass away

Stand beside us
Take His hand
He will guide us
In another land
©1976 Beechwood Music Group
J. C. Love Publishing Co.

Truth is...Whether Jesus comes back tomorrow or a million years from now, our only hope for making our lives in this world (and the next) what they were meant to be is to walk hand-in-hand with Jesus.

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