Friday, July 20, 2018

Ulf Christiansson - Like a Thief in the Night

1 Thessalonians 5:2-6 -  Photo:  "Breath Of The Creator" - ©  Jephyr


Today we're going to do some Holy rocking on God's Big Show!


In 1982—Christian singer Ulf Christiansson roared out of Sweden with his solo album In My Dreams.

Earlier—Ulf founded the Christian band "Jerusalem"—which is considered "one of the first to combine Christian lyrics with a hard rock and heavy metal sound."


The first track on Ulf's "In My Dreams" was called Like a Thief in the Night—a reference to Biblical exhortations for Christians to remain sober and vigilant—waiting for the Jesus' return so it does not catch us unprepared—since we know neither the day or the hour.

Bible verses:  "Thief in the night."


While, sometimes "popular" Christian music of that era tended to tread lightly about using the name of Jesus—Ulf's Thief In The Night plainly speaks the name of Jesus Christ—and the singer's desperate need for His Grace and Salvation after a life-time seeking everything else in the world—and finding nothing but emptiness.

Detail: Ulf Christiansson's In My Dreams Album Cover

Thief In The Night begins gently enough—but soon builds to a rockin' finale!


Like A Thief In The Night - Lyrics

When silence speaks—in empty streets,
Another day is done,
And the creeping cold of night,
Fills every breath,

And one by one,
The lights go out,
And bodies laid to rest,
The burdens of another day are through—

In the distance—sirens steal the peace,
But that's another world,
It is quiet—it's still,
It is the night—

He'll come just like a thief in the night!
He's coming just like a thief in the night,
He'll come just like a thief in the night,
He has come like a thief in the night,
Oh! Like a thief in the night,

I've throw away—every chance,
Been a loser—been led to dance,
I've sought this spot in vain—because the truth remained the same,
Out of reach,
Yes, the truth seemed to be—for me just out of reach—

I was captive—in a trance,
But I've wakened—to my chance,
In my darkest night I found—JESUS CHRIST the SOLID GROUND,
My only chance—
When I reached my tether's end—then I found my only friend was JESUS CHRIST!!

A lifetime's gift, My life of ruin....
The captive threads of my own doing,
But Jesus saved my sinner's soul,
Gave my life a brand new start,
So I'm bound Heaven!

Yes! He sorted out the mess, Gave me Peace and Rest,
Now I'm bound for Heaven!

He took away my night-time fears,
And for all the coming years,
I'll live in Heaven!

He's coming like a thief in the night!


Thanks so much for stopping by! 
May God Richly Bless you!

Jesus is LORD!

Time is growing short!

Seek Him!


Romans 10:9-10

9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

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