my life in song . .
These songs are presently downloadable for free. They were given by The Great King, and I have nothing that was not freely given. They are copyrighted so that I cannot be sued for singing my own songs. I ask that you share them with others if you think they are a blessing, either by burning a CD or telling someone of this website. Please ask permission before using them in a commercial project. God bless you!
Don't forget to check out The Vault for some older musical jewels!
This is really my latest project, since I'm not able to edit text on my earlier albums. It has some really good songs on it. One of my favorites is "Bad Case of Jesus", but the title song "The Candle" is about the faithfulness of God the Warrior, who keeps His promise to return to His true love and take her to be His bride forever and ever. I pray it blesses your heart. Isn't he wonderful?
This Same Jesus
As the world works frantically to obstruct the inevitable reign of Christ there are those who
are happy to redefine Jesus and make him anything other than who scripture says he is.
All I know is that as Jesus ascended into heaven from the Mount of Olives the angel said
that "this same Jesus will return in like manner as you see him go", hence the title song. You
will hear my grand daughters here singing "Itty Bitty Girls". I really enjoyed this project. I even
used a little "60's jangle! These songs are copyrighted but you may listen, download and sing
them for free. The KING gave them to me . .
The Second Man
Every follower of Christ fins out in the course of time that his walk with God is a journey, not only to
discover the character of God, but of himself in the process. At some point in our odyssey we discover
like Frodo in the Lord of the Rings, that we "cannot do this!" This is not a statement of despair as much as it is a statement of fact. The Christian life can only be lived by Christ himself who not only indwells us, but finishes what he alone started in our lives.
Me & Toby, Parker, Nick & Bo
This album was produced around 2005 I think. It was written during a very difficult period in my life, where "by myself I had no strength to fight" as the song says, in my struggle against sin. Bill Bryan wrote "Family Reunion" and "I Saw the Light", both wonderful songs that I just had to cover. Clen(Junior) Thompson wrote "You Sure are Something". Both were delightful brothers in Christ whom I will rejoice to see again. A lot of grace here . . and a lot of truth. I hope you are blessed . .
Black & White in a Grey World
Christian Rock is the style here. This piece was done about 2003 or '04, after we had disbanded NiteLite and the DragonSlayer Band. Some of these songs were brought from that program. You will hear the boys (grandkids) in a few of the songs too. You may have your own favorites . . or maybe not. But there are jewels here . .
This album was started about 1998 or '99. Some of the songs came before we left McKinley Oregon for Oakland, and others followed over a 5 year span or so. I took this picture of fall Maple leaves on the hillside above our house. You can hear the quality of the recording and the material improve up through the years. But sometimes the old songs are just hard to beat. It's not our talent or lack of it, our skill at songwriting or recording that is important. It is the work of god in our hearts that makes all the difference '
Home is Where the Heart Is
This is the Blum Family's only vinyl recording, though there were 8 track tapes (remember?) done earler. We were brand-new Christians full of joy, faith, love and music! O God fill our hearts with revival! You who raised us from the dead in Christ, renew us again!
Mom and Dad, and Colleen, my baby sister, are gone now, and the kids ain't exactly kids anymore. The second greatest joy of my life was playing with my family, and the first is . . yet to come!
This is the Meagan is my uncle Dave's youngest daughter. She was born legally blind, but in my opinion God is glorified more in her weakness than in her ability to see. Others have 20/20 vision but are blind to God and his love. But Meagan can see! One of my earliest memories of Meagan her singing "come up higher!" as we sang the Happy Goodman's "John the revelator". You will absolutely be blessed by her beautiful spirit and beautiful, perfect-pitch voice!