Podcast Episode 9: Shed a Beam of Heavenly Day

We were stoked to have Chad Gardner from King's Kaleidoscope in the studio with us this week, talking about his favorite track on the album, "Shed a Beam of Heavenly Day."  Our keyboardist/vocalist Torry Anderson also joined Dan and Chad this week, and a good time was had by all.  We asked Chad to stick around a little longer after we finished the main episode, and the guys talked with him for another 30 min or so about King's K, Christian art, etc.

Here is more info on Joseph Hart, who wrote the original hymn.

And here are the episodes (if you'd rather not listen on iTunes):

For those of you unfamiliar with King's K, here's a recent awesome live music video of theirs:

OUR LYRICS

Shed a beam of glorious to melt this heart away
And thaw with rays of love divine this frozen heart of mine

The rocks can rend, the earth can shake,
The seas and mountains quake
Oh flame of love, that terrible fire, arouse this dead desire

ORIGINAL LYRICS:

O for a glance of heavenly day,
To take this stubborn heart away,
And thaw, with beams of love divine,
This heart, this frozen heart of mine.

The rocks can rend; the earth can quake;
The seas can roar; the mountains shake:
Of feeling, all things show some sign,
But this unfeeling heart of mine.

To hear the sorrows Thou hast felt,
O Lord, an adamant would melt:
But I can read each moving line,
And nothing moves this heart of mine.

Thy judgments, too, which devils fear—
Amazing thought! unmoved I hear;
Goodness and wrath in vain combine
To stir this stupid heart of mine.

But something yet can do the deed;
And that dear something much I need:
Thy Spirit can from dross refine,
And move and melt this heart of mine.