Thursday, April 09, 2009

Do You Know Who Did This First?

I was surprised when I read at JT's that this riff was first written by Dr. S.M. Lockridge. I first heard E.V. Hill run this down. See the two videos below. The first has Hill's voice, the second also has Hill's voice (I think) but is set to contemporary music. Does anyone know when Hill first preached this?



13 comments:

ajcarter said...

T,
That's not Hill preaching, man. That's Lockridge, both times :-).

Nick Laparra said...

1976 in Detroit, I believe.

christopher said...

E.V. Hill i know. But i'd never heard of Lockridge. i started reading the sermon before i listened to it, and after a few lines i thought to myself, "Hold up...this sounds like a black preacha!" Then i listened to clip on Youtube. Yep!

JT's post should've come with a warning not to listen to this at work. Lockridge almost got me shoutin' up in here!

David Reimer said...

My hunch is that there are two versions of this "out there". The fullest version I know of Lockridge (the text that JT posted) does not include some of the words that are in the Willow Creeks Arts video version (yours for only $19.99).

A mystery! :)

David Reimer

Erik said...

Just a small FYI: There is a higher quality video with greater clarity available at vimeo that I posted on my blog. What fabulous adjectives are used to describe our Lord Jesus Christ in this sermon clip!

http://vimeo.com/1371841

http://kowalker.com/2009/04/08/do-you-know-him/

John said...

I've loved that ever since the first time that I heard it; it's powerful, isn't it?

deverettbell said...

aj is right, it is S. M. Lockridge both times. It is from a sermon entitled "Amen" where he preaches through the Lord's Prayer.
I have an old cassette tape recording of the entire message!

Anonymous said...

my vote is EV Hill...sure sounds like him to me both in voice and style..

Brian Fulton said...

SM Lockridge did from my knowledge. He also did this one, "Sunday's Comin" which comes from a sermon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naajYZSbWdw

I once aspired to write a biogrpahy on SM Lockridge because I believe he is overlooked for all he did and there is not much material on him.

I haven't written a book yet and don't know if will do it.

Thabiti, you should take up the project :) It would be a great addition to The Faithful Preacher. Maybe add in other preachers from similar timeframe?

wwdunc said...

I'm late getting in on this because my computer has been acting up (I'm using another computer right now), but that's S.M. Lockridge. I have this sermon on cassette tape. I bought it several years ago from Moody Bible Institute Cassette Ministry (I think they call it Moody Audio, now, and have put all their recordings in more up-to-date formats).

Anonymous said...

As has been stated before, both clips are the voice of S. M. Lockridge.

Christy said...

Check out anne graham lots book Just Give Me jesus. She uses this throughout her book in snippets in each chapter/bnetween chapters. i'm sure in her bibliography she cites the original sermon by Lockridge.

Christy said...

Check out anne graham lots book Just Give Me jesus. She uses this throughout her book in snippets in each chapter/bnetween chapters. i'm sure in her bibliography she cites the original sermon by Lockridge.