Song of the Day: Ron Block

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A little toe-tapping bluegrass/gospel goodness from the mind of Ron Block (from his latest record, Doorway).

BE ASSURED
Words and Music by Ron Block

I’m a man, flesh and blood, of just one thing I’m sure
I was made from the dust and to dust I will return
But the dust ain’t the end ’cause in my heart I know
I’m spirit and soul, to the Father’s home I go

Be assured, be assured
If you’ve trusted in the Lord
All who call on His name
Are gonna live forevermore

Oh I know, oh I know, ’cause the Spirit lives in me
The Spirit of the Son says a son I’ll ever be
I can be assured that my home is up on high
I’ve found it in the Word of the One who’ll never lie

Be assured, be assured
If you’ve trusted in the Lord
All who call on His name
Are gonna live forevermore

If you live, if you live in the darkness and the fear
There is love, only love, He will wash away the tears
Pouring love into you, the Spirit of the Son
He’ll flow through you into everyone

Be assured, be assured
If you’ve trusted in the Lord
All who call on His name
Are gonna live forevermore

Be assured, be assured
If you’ve trusted in the Lord
All who call on His name
Are gonna live forevermore

Andrew Peterson is a singer-songwriter and author. Andrew has released more than ten records over the past twenty years, earning him a reputation for songs that connect with his listeners in ways equally powerful, poetic, and intimate. As an author, Andrew’s books include the four volumes of the award-winning Wingfeather Saga, released in collectible hardcover editions through Random House in 2020, and his creative memoir, Adorning the Dark, released in 2019 through B&H Publishing.


5 Comments

  1. Michael Anthony Curan

    I love this version better than that of Dan Tyminski.:-)
    Is that Alison on fiddle?

  2. Ron Block

    @ronblock

    Michael,

    It’s Stuart Duncan on fiddle, Dan Tyminski on guitar, Adam Steffey on mandolin, and Barry Bales on bass. I played banjo on this cut. Dan sang the tenor (the part above the lead in bluegrass terminology), and Homer Forbes of the great gospel group the Forbes Family did the baritone (the part under the lead).

  3. Michael Anthony Curan

    Wow great.:-) after all this track is still union station minus alison and jerry.:-)

    hope you’ll consider putting this up on Noisetrade since the physical Cd is not available here in the Philippines (although AKUS cds are available and i got 4 of them) and i don’t have a credit card to download or order this overseas.:-)

    Mike

    By the way Ron, thanks for all those articles you’ve posted here and in your websites. really helps my newfound faith a lot.:-)

  4. euphrony

    Great song, Ron. I’ll be honest – I’ve had Doorway on my list of music to buy for a while now, but somehow I’ve not yet followed through. I need to correct that.

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