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World Full of Humans - MP3 Audio File

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World Full of Humans - MP3 Audio File

Track 3 from Big World Getting Smaller by The Jay Beech Band


Released in 1989, Big World Getting Smaller was Jay's first new entertainment product since his debut recording, The Death of the Stickman, in 1982. It included a number of songs that reflected the tense political climate and global threats of that era including nuclear proliferation, toxic waste, and population growth. Shortly after it's release, the Berlin Wall fell, the Soviet Union collapsed, and the Cold War was officially over, all of which really ruined the sales of this title. Boy, sometimes you just can't win.

Yet, it seems that these issues have not yet disappeared. The title song speaks of our big world being made smaller both by technology and by exploding population growth. This creates a shrinking world with a greatly heightened awareness of the increasing disparity between the poor and those in positions of privilege. As people of hope, Christians must still believe that our problems are not insurmountable, although, as the song says,
“It's gonna take a lot of real persistence
With hearts and brains and the Lord's assistance.”


In a world full of humans who are seemingly bent on destroying themselves, how can we find hope for the future. Even in times of peace, the greatest enemy – death itself – is never far away. In the words of the refrain, hope is found in the incarnation of Christ and his presence in the sacraments
“Oh, but tonight there's a light in the stable;
In the morn, bread and wine on the table.”
There is also a reference to a quote from Luther who, when asked what he would do if he was told that the world would end tomorrow, said, “I'd plant a tree.”

DIgitally remastered MP3 audio file - 4:48 - 44.1 kHz, 160kbps - 5.5mb

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