Stuart Townend for Pogues fans

So here’s Shane McGowan and the Pogues singing “If I should from grace with God…where no angel will receive me” which I guess is a song about drinking yourself into oblivion (I saw The Pogues live in the Glasgow Barrowlands in 1988 or there abouts) and Stuart Townend with his song “Vagabonds”. I just love the Traditional Irish melodies, with slight punk overtones in both. Townend imagines all the vagabonds who are invited to the heavenly feast (by turning from sin to faith in Christ) in contrast to McGowan’s nihilistic hopelessness. Compare, contrast and enjoy.

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