End of the Beginning
I just had to share with you this song that I find extremely well written because it is a story in itself, one that brings us to the Greatest Man on Earth, our Lord, Jesus of Nazareth.
The End of the Beginning by David Phelps is a masterpiece.
This is rendered by the great David Phelps, a Tenor and well known among many Christians.
But for the few who may not know David or this song, I thought I would share this.
I confess that as a “Northerner” and Canadian and not brought up in a Christian Family (even if my Mother and some of my siblings eventually became believers), I did not know this singer nor this song until today.
Today, on Facebook, someone shared this presentation and I had to pass it on to you.
I love the words of this song, I love the way David renders it and this is for your enjoyment (especially to those, like myself, that did not know this wonderful Christian Art work of amazing musical talent).
Birth name David Norris Phelps
Born October 21, 1969
Texas, United States
Genres Southern gospel, Christian
Occupation(s) Musician, singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 1994–present
Labels Springhill, Word
Associated acts Gaither Vocal Band
“Phelps is a lyric tenor whose trademark is his large range, featuring an ability to sing in a high tessitura for sustained periods. Live recordings, whether by himself or with the Gaithers, indicate he has more than a three octave full voicerange. In the first verse of “Just as I Am”, from the album Revelation, Phelps sings an E2. This is attested by live performances. During a performance of “When God Dips His Love in My Heart”, he ably sings an F5, full voice, and sustains it for a significant period of time. During his time with the Gaither Vocal Band, his high tessitura was employed often. He was introduced to Bill Gaither by Mark Lowry, who was, the baritone in the group. Lowry brought Gaither a tape of Phelps. During a live performance of “Child you’re forgiven” (originally recorded in the album “God is Good”) he sings a D5, and holds it with ease and significant strength. It used to be believed that he has sung a C#6 in studio…” (this last claim remains uncertain: Ed.).
Source for the above details is found on Wikipedia here.