I had never heard this story before. “Blind” Willie Johnson was an American singer and guitarist. Wikipedia has a run-down of his life here, though clearly the historical record is difficult to reconstruct.
Very moving and deeply convicting, and a stirring example of suffering while looking to Christ.
Read Brock’s article (and listen to Johnson’s music!) here.
We’re starting a new recurring series at the Calvary Grace Church blog, called “What We Sing.” It will feature some of the songs we sing in our corporate worship.
The first post, featuring the Sovereign Grace piece “Now Why This Fear,” is up here. Check it out!