Brother Larry was part of my Jesus People Movement experience in the early 70’s. Be at peace bro…you can rest now at beloved Jesus’ feet! One Way! St. Mark
Larry Norman’s last words
Back when I was in high school, we didn’t have Christian radio stations or even Christian rock music. But we did have one bad, ground-breaking musician named Larry Norman. If Christian
rock has a father, it’s Larry Norman. He passed away at 2:45
Sunday morning. I like the letter he wrote us this past weekend just before dying on www.larrynorman.com:
I feel like a prize in a
box of cracker jacks with God’s hand reaching down to pick me up. I
have been under medical care for months. My wounds are getting bigger.
I have trouble breathing. I am ready to fly home.
Charles is right, I won’t be here much longer. I can’t do anything
about it. My heart is too weak. I want to say goodbye to everyone. In
the past you have generously supported me with prayer and finance and
we will probably still need financial help.
My plan is to be
buried in a simple pine box with some flowers inside. But still it will
be costly because of funeral arrangement, transportation to the
gravesite, entombment, coordination, legal papers etc. However money is
not really what I need, I want to say I love you.
I’d like to
push back the darkness with my bravest effort. There will be a funeral
posted here on the website, in case some of you want to attend. We are
not sure of the date when I will die. Goodbye, farewell, we will meet
Goodbye, farewell, we’ll meet again
Somewhere beyond the sky.
I pray that you will stay with God
Goodbye, my friends, goodbye.
I saw Larry Norman at Cornerstone in 1984. I can still hear his scratchy voice. The song I remember was “I’m just looking for a woman of God.”
Three huge holes in the Christian music world:
1) Keith Green
2) Rich Mullins
3) Larry Norman
Not that I ponder this too much, but occasionally I wonder what men like Keith or Rich would have to say about the state of America in 2008.
Maybe these 3 men will sing in a trio one day that I can experience for myself in Glory.
Thanks for posting this about Larry, Seth.