Posted by Craig Borlase on 27 June 2018

Musicianship5God At Glastonbury

Five times those Somerset speakers leaked out some praise and worship (sort of)

  1. Stevie Wonder, Higher Ground - 2010

 

I'm so glad that he let me try it again

'Cause my last time on earth I lived a whole world of sin

I'm so glad that I know more than I knew then

Gonna keep on tryin'

Till I reach my highest ground

… God is gonna show you higher ground

 

  1. Waterboys, Glastonbury Song - 2015

 played in 2015 but yanked from YouTube for rights reasons. But this version still does the job. Otherwise, watch this highlights video of their performace and fast-forward to 3'06''

 

I just found god

I just found god

I just found god where he always was

 

I found myself on the roof of the world

just waiting for to get my wings

Strange angel in the changing light

said ";Brother, you forgot something!";

My heart beat from the inside out

so lucky just to be alive!

Can you tell what I'm talking about?

any day now the Sun's gonna rise

  

  1. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, The Promised Land - 2009

 

Blow away the dreams that tear you apart

Blow away the dreams that break your heart

Blow away the lies that leave you nothing but lost and brokenhearted

  1. U2, One - 2011

One love, one blood
One life, you got to do what you should
One life with each other
Sisters, brothers One life, but we're not the same We get to carry each other, carry each other
One
One

  1. Johnny Cash, The Beast In Me - 1994

The beast in me

Has had to learn to live with pain

And how to shelter from the rain

And in the twinkling of an eye

Might have to be restrained

God help the beast in me 

  1. Al Green, Let’s Stay Together - 1999

OK, so maybe it’s not really about God, but the guy’s a church minister and marriage is a pretty fine thing. So, enjoy.

We owe Delirious an honorable mention, who played there in 1999. Sadly YouTube has no record… If you can point us to it then we'd love to see it! Also, let us know if you have any other examples of Jesus songs being played at festivals.

Let's hope that we can post more times of worship at worthy farm from next years festival.

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