My parents are both believers and we had a lot of different kind of music at home.
But mostly I had thought Christian music was hymns.
I will proclaim the name of the Lord. Oh, praise the greatness of our God!
In my childhood in Finland, there was practically now modern worship music.
People sang hymns at church, with organ, or sometimes piano music behind.
Then my father took me to a church, to a rock consert.
“The Lord lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be my God, the Rock, my Savior!
2 Samuel 22:47
It was a Christian rock troubadour, one man with a guitar, songs and a story.
He had a long hair and he sang rock songs.
And he was a pastor.
Other students wouldn't believe me at school.
Therefore I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; I will sing the praises of your name.
2 Samuel 22:50
Especially that it was a lutheran church, not some crazy cult or something.
And a real ordained lutheran pastor.
I must admit that I lived a real cultural revolution in my childhood and youth.
And it was hard for many people.
Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.
1 Chronicles 16:9
I was young and for me, it was the coolest thing.
To see how churches opened the door and windows to the change.
Sometimes it was not wise to change everything at once is hard for many people.
Now, with my "older" age, I can see the wisdom in waiting and prooving the things first.
I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most High.
But then I wanted the new, I wanted the rhythm, I wanted the change.
Here are some of the songs of my childhood and youth.
Not the hymns, althought I have some very dear ones that mean a world to me, but the music from long (and short) haired musicians that changed it all.
5. Pro Fide - Ristin luona (By the cross)
By the cross the best place is, for the tempted, fallen and afflicted.
By the cross the heart is purified.
By the cross the mercy prevents you to fall into the well's of horror.
Only by the cross the most loving Father declares the peace for His children.
4. Pekka Simojoki - Kahden maan kansalainen (Citizen of two nations)
My feet are in the soil of earth.
My eyes long for the skies of heaven.
I know where I'm going.
I'm a citizen of two nations.
3. Deuteronomium - Hail to the King
First Finnish Christian Metal Band.
And the musical revelation of my youth.
2. Bass'n'Helen - Taisteluni (My Battle)
To your cross I walk today.
With my hands in chains, I long for the freedom.
In front of you I can become small.
Experience again Your love.
It is dificult to come before You.
To show how I have failed again.
Empty heart cannot love.
1. Terapia - Tämä kaupunki (This City)
This is not a very good version of the song.
Here is another better one but Blogger couldn't find it in Youtube.
This city needs God.
It won't be able to make it for a long on its own.
This city needs help, someone who can give it the light.
This was my absolute favorite song when I was in High School.
The words are excelent, the guitar is amazing and the bass is wonderful.