A Year of Creating Dangerously, Day 190: Sunday God Quote – Clapton

clapton and winwood

“I have finally found a way to live
In the color of the Lord’

Eric Clapton wrote it, Steve Winwood sang it, and it may be one of the most Gospel-flavored tunes you’ll hear on classic rock radio today.

Clapton’s Christianity may be both as obvious and understated as his guitar playing. His genius has always been tinged by his humility; like his solos, the pauses speak as much as the notes. “Presence of the Lord” appears on the one and only album from Blind Faith, the so-called “Super group” that included Clapton and Winwood. Of all the many songs he’s written, it may be the most spiritually forthright. Today it serves as my Sunday God Quote.

Below the lyrics is a video of Clapton and Winwood performing the song in 2007. Below that is a link to an article about Clapton’s faith journey.

Presence of the Lord

I have finally found a way to live
Just like I never could before
I know that I don’t have much to give,
But I can open any door

Everybody knows the secret,
Everybody knows the score, yeah yeah yeah
I have finally found a way to live
In the color of the Lord

I have finally found a place to live
Just like I never could before
And I know I don’t have much to give,
But soon I’ll open any door

Everybody knows the secret,
Everybody knows the score
I have finally found a place to live, oh
In the presence of the Lord
In the presence of the Lord

I have finally found a way to live
Just like I never could before
And I know I don’t have much to give,
But I can open any door

Everybody knows the secret,
I said everybody knows the score
I have finally found a way to live, oh
In the color of the Lord
In the color of the Lord

Written by Eric Patrick Clapton • Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc
Here is a link to a 2008 article in Christianity Today about Eric Clapton’s faith journey

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