Monday, October 15, 2007

why should I fear

new song, one of our favorites from the new record, is up on our myspace. you can listen here. this song features ellie holcomb. ellie and her husband, drew, are excellent musicians, songwriters, etc., and it was an honor to have each of them contribute (somewhat heavily) to this new record. hope you like it. I find this song particularly hopeful.

Why Should I Fear?
text: William Williams
music: Benj Pocta and Brian T. Murphy, 2006.

My soul, thou art immerg'd in sin,
So deep that none can trace;
Look to the ransom GOD decreed
To clear the guilty race.

The atonement once made on the tree,
Can balance many more
Than all the sins of Adam's race,
If number'd o'er and o'er.

He paid the mighty sum and died
For sinners yet unborn;
From men, the works of his own hands,
He suffer'd shame and scorn.

Had I the guilt of all the world,
He's able to forgive:
Why should I fear? The debt is paid.
If only I believe.

Ellie Holcomb - vocals
Benj pocta - vocals, acoustic guitar
Brian T. Murphy - piano
Clint wells - acoustic and electric guitars
Tripp Ethridge - drums
Jeff Irwin - bass

© 2006 Benj Pocta Music and Brian T. Murphy Music. All rights reserved. Used by permission.


Daniel said...

Yesss! Always my favourite song of Benj's. So glad you guys got it down. Ellie is great on it, and the whole thing sounds magic. Great work, people.

Much love,
Tiny Tanks

Benj said...

Love it.

Susannah said...

Good stuff, sounds like The Pocta Sessions are coming along.

Bart said...

Beautiful. William Williams was a 18th-century Calvinistic Methodist preacher who is considered one of Wales' greatest poets. (He was a hero of Martyn Lloyd-Jones.) I wonder if this hymn was originally written in Welsh.