Bruce Cockburn is one of my heroes. If pressed to nominate a favourite song, I would claim one of his. He’s in Belfast, tonight, singing in Fitzroy Presbyterian — presumably right now, as I type this. Circumstances have kept me away. So here, instead, is his performance of one of his more famous songs at the Canadian Live8 concert.
He’s got the words, and he’s got the hands.
I have a story about the time a missiology lecturer played this song to a class in a Bible college in Glasgow, but I’ll save it for another time. For now, listen, watch, enjoy.