Keith Green…the name brings back many memories. This popped up on You Tube the other day. I wasn’t looking for it.
“You Put this Love in My Heart” was a song I used to listen to on my way to Jr. College. The Christian radio stations were playing it almost non-stop for a while back in 1977. His album “For him who has ears to hear” was a huge hit with young Christians.
As I remember, it was a time when Contemporary Christian Music was just starting to get commercialized. Keith was a great singer/songwriter but he was also a wonderful Christian. I received his “Last Days Newsletter” which included very solid Bible teaching.
I didn’t know his wife had written one of his songs. I got to see Keith in concert one time before his death. He was one of many Christian artists playing at Knott’s Berry Farm in Southern California where I was helping lead a youth group at the time. It was a great night. I remember seeing Barry McGuire praising God for all He had done in his life. He made it a point to tell us something like “Keith Green is here tonight.” Most of the groups playing that night were very good; few of them were able to make a career with their talents because of the times. Contemporary Christian Music of the time wasn’t as slick and packaged as it is today, but it was more pure. The music that night came from the heart and ministered to many young Christians who worshiped innocently.
This is a great worship song. Listen to the words as Keith sings.
Amen, Keith, Amen.
It is no surprise that Keith’s wife, Melody, has kept Last Days Ministries going. HERE IS THE WEBSITE.
THE KEITH GREEN STORY featuring Randy Stonehill (my favorite Christian Artist)