Last year I discovered the site godofconcrete.org, then dedicated to the modernist hymn, “God of Concrete, God of Steel” — a kind of Benedicite opera omnia for the space age. Here’s the text. It’s definitely a love-it-or-hate-it hymn. I love it because it assumed the singer approaches faith from a position of intelligence, doesn’t hive faith off from other human pursuits and doesn’t assume we live in the country. But the tunes to which it’s matched are too often jarring or ill-fitting. The site had an MP3 of a very singable guitar tune, which I have never been able to identify. Closer to a praise chorus than I’m normally drawn to, but still pleasing. (Note the original text was written by a Methodist, and the singer makes Calvinist alterations. But Universalists are something of a third-way to Arminians/Methodists and Calvinists, so I’ll take either version.)
Then the unthinkable happened. The site domain registration lapsed and it was picked up by an erectile dysfunction drug site. Which is funny, but not helpful. And I couldn’t find evidence of the site using Archive.org’s Wayback Machine. I thought the MP3 was lost.
Until I searched with Clusty — and it popped up. Enjoy (MP3)