Love hurts

July 7, 2012

As I was writing my sermon this morning, I was reflecting again on Genesis 6:6—how humanity had “grieved the heart of God.” Like the song says, love hurts. And, according to this scripture, love hurts God, too.

The song, by the way, was written by Boudleaux Bryant and, from what I’ve read, was first done by the Everly Brothers in 1960. It was a monster smash hit in the ’70s by a band called Nazareth (sounding suspiciously like Meat Loaf, as I recall).

But here’s the version I know and love, by Georgia native Gram Parsons (ex- of the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers), with Emmylou Harris on harmony.

Stephanie and I will perform this tomorrow in Vinebranch.

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