Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Incredibly Shameless Self Promotion

Many of you may be wondering what a hammer dulcimer is and what it sounds like.
Well, here it is.


Blogger Tiber Jumper said...

What does this have to do with Crossing the Tiber? What can possibly be the Catholic connection here?

January 04, 2007 10:54 PM  
Blogger Tiber Jumper said...

Glad you asked Tiber! It's not necessarily Catholic but it is a Christian connection. I composed that tune about 12 years ago to be performed at the baby dedication of
an irish lad at my old evangelical church. we didn't babptize babies! I recently asked the father of this young man who is now 12 if he has been baptized and thankfully his dad said yes!

Whenever I play the hammer dulcimer I imagine that each note is a prayer that goes up to heaven . I sometimes think that it is such a beautiful instrument that surely God is glorified by it's sound and I give Him all the credit for gifting me with the ability to learn to play it. The Tibetan's have a prayer wheel they spin as they walk by that says prayers for them. Well, this isn't that , but surely nearly a thousand notes are played in one short song and I like to imagine that each note is a praise to the Lord.
When this tune was recorded, I was playing live on a radio station in northern Jersey and was praying like crazy that I wouldn't hit a bad note!

January 04, 2007 11:03 PM  
Blogger Pilgrimsarbour said...

Doesn't sound familiar...gloves, remember?

January 05, 2007 1:55 AM  
Blogger Tiber Jumper said...

That' s why I never do cover tunes!
I live in fear that someone won't recognize what tune it is!

January 05, 2007 7:59 AM  
Blogger Pilgrimsarbour said...

Just kidding, Bro! Like I wouldn't recognise your opening tune at every performance I've been to?

January 05, 2007 6:35 PM  
Blogger Pilgrimsarbour said...

Oh wait...maybe it's Jacob's, I forget.

January 05, 2007 7:29 PM  

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