I thought I'd change the format of this series a little to include three selections per post - sort of a mini MBN Saturday Night-style broadcast.
If you could see my MP3 folder, you might wonder why a Steven Curtis Chapman track wasn't in the first post of this series. Chapman's music by far makes up the largest chunk of my music folder and its playlists. This is a favorite from Speechless
Rich Mullins' album "The Jesus Record" came as a two-disc set. The first disc features the low-quality microcassette demo recordings of the songs Mullins made in an abandoned church. Nine days after making that tape, Mullins tragically died in a car accident near Bloomington, Illinois (about 2 hours from where I live now). Disc 2 of the "The Jesus Record" is the posthumous studio-recorded versions of these songs, performed by the members of Mullins' A Ragamuffin Band
Here's the microcassette demo version of "Surely God is With Us":
And the studio version of the song, by A Ragamuffin Band: