A New Song

Discussion in 'Fellowship Time' started by Nanon, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. Psalm 98:1-3
    1) O sing unto the Lord a new song; for He hath
    done marvelous things: His right hand, and His
    holy arm, hath gotten Him the victory.
    2) The Lord hath made known His salvation: his
    righteousness hath He openly shewed in the sight
    of the heathen.
    3) He hath remembered his mercy and his truth
    toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth
    have see the salvation of our God.

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  2. In Psalm 137 we read of the captivity in Babylon. 'They that
    carried us away captive required of us a song. They that wasted
    us required of us mirth', they lamented... concluding with
    this piercing question, 'How shall we sing the LORD'S song in a
    strange land?'

    Because of Jesus, we have a new song... a song of praise.
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  3. Do you know Rivers of Babylon? Wikepedia has it as Rastafarian. Whatever, it uses lines from psalms 19 and 137.

    Boney M had a big hit with it in the UK in the late 70s. I like it.
  4. I hadn't heard this song until listening to the video you
    feature, Boltardy... catchy Jamaican flare. In looking
    into Boney M, and their being Rastafarian, I find the
    'mix' of Bible verses presented in a secular way interesting.
    The word 'Babylon' means 'confusion'... and that is
    certainly reflected in Rastafari.

    What I hoped people to take away from the OP is the
    'new song' believers have been given (reflected in the
    original video).
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  5. Sorry about this one Nanon but I do feel the need to clarify something here in case it gets around Bony M are Rastafarian.

    Wikipedia indicates the song Rivers of Babylon is Rastafariain in origin. The Bony M version was a 1978 cover of an older song.

    I do not know the beliefs of the group or the individual members.
  6. Thank you for pointing that out, Boltardy. Yes, I see the Boney M version is
    from the Melodians. (The lead singer of the Melodians, Brent Dowe, sought
    to bring attention to the Rastifarian faith through this song. Apparently,
    Boney M changed the lyrics a bit to remove the Rastifarian overtones.)
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  7. My mom is a huge Boney M fan. Their music tends to be catchy. If you like "Rivers of Babylon" you might also like "Mary's Boy Child / O My Lord". I have karaoke versions of both of these that I've performed with friends before.
  8. Yes I know it. It was a big hit in the UK:

    I sort of mostly left pop music years ago (I know a few later songs and some is to do with where I've been at the time but I've no clue about the output of Lady Gaga or Rihanna and half the groups these days I've not even heard of until the name comes up...) but Boney M were in "my era".
  9. You're right. This is a classic.

    Good one. (y)
  10. Classics. It's not normally my area but I've been listening to American players like the Carter Family and Doc Watson this morning. One of the songs was an old bluegrass (and gospel?) standard. I could pick on a number of different versions but today, I'm quite attracted to this one:


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