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I THEN SHALL LIVE

There is absolutely no question about the encouraging impact Gloria and Bill Gaither have had on gospel music and on gospel musicians…young and old…new and seasoned. 

 

Gloria’s recounts how she & Bill are often inspired to write about what life is teaching them.  After reading Francis Schaeffer’s 1976 book called, HOW SHOULD WE THEN LIVE, she became challenged about her faith and the influence her life could have as a Christian, as a young parent and as a citizen of this world.  How would Jesus have her to live out her life in the culture and circumstances around her.

 

Having always loved the music “Finlandia”, written by Jean Sibelius in 1899, she sat down one day with this music and began to respond with answers to the questions about a living faith.  As the music played, she wrote words that were much easier to write then to faithfully live.  Yet in our days of struggle, hunger, crime, betrayal and disappointment we could learn that because of our faith in God we may encourage others to choose better attitudes, to forgive, to live gratefully and to rejoice.

 

Her composition is a challenge and wonderful encouragement that regardless of our past, we can purpose to change our perspective of the days ahead!

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