Leeland's "The Great Awakening" for History Curriculum?

By Vicki Tillman on 30 September 2011 / Curricula / 2 Comments

There are just some things you'd never expect.

I didn't expect to find that a Christian rock group was going to be a necessary part of my homeschool Modern History curriculum.

But I found out that it is absolutely, positively a MUST!

This is how it happened:


This week I am at the World Conference for the American Association of Christian Counselors (for my paying job). Today, in between keynote speakers, a band of youngsters (I swear they look like homeschoolers to me), came out on the stage.

The lead singer of Leeland gave a history lesson on the Great Awakening (the first great revival in America 1720-50). He talked about the preaching of Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield, then recited a poem written by Lawrence Tribble, who was greatly moved by one of Whitefield's sermons.

One man wakes, awakens another / Second one wakes his next door brother / Three awake and rouse a town and turn the whole place upside down / Many awake will cause such a fuss / It finally awakes all of us / One man awakes with dawn in his eyes, truly then it multiplies.

The young man, Leeland Mooring, then told about the band's passion to see God awaken his church and send revival to our land. He said they had released a CD that explored great moves of God, including His work in more modern times through men like William Booth- the founder of the Salvation Army, Smith Wigglesworth, and others.

(Interestingly, I had just spent the day on Monday talking to my homeschool group-class about William Booth and other 20th century men God used in mighty ways. Now this!)

When the band broke into the song written for Tribble's poem, it gave me a thrill-  it was so powerful.

What if our homeschool high schoolers caught the vision of awakening and revival? What if God used them as a spark to ignite some great cultural change and devotion to Him?

I think the song The Great Awakening can be a tool towards this. And the rest of the revival songs on the CD are just as anointed.

So, we'll be listening to Leeland for part of our Modern History homework.

What if our kids became part of history by praying for revival and seeing God move?

BTW- This is not a sponsored post. I just wanted to share this wonderful band's work with you!


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  • Herbie

    March 10, 2013 11:04 pm

    I just saw the band at Faith Evangelical Free Church near Allentown (3-10-13). Had to look up the history of this song. Leeland was terrific. Praise God for Leeland Moore being interested in this story, sharing it with us, and for his praise of our Lord and Savoir!

    • Vicki

      March 11, 2013 2:17 pm

      I saw them in concert, too, in Lancaster. What godly young people with such worshipful hearts. I particularly love this song.


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