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Family, Company Business and Religion: GOING BACK. Is it possible personally? Is it possible that Christians have different views on Going Back? Tempo Breakdown – PHIL COLLINS – “going back” – 100 bpm, the speed of orgasm.

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Going Back is Phil Collins’s eighth studio album. It was released on 13 September 2010 in the United Kingdom and 28 September 2010 in the United States and features covers of 60s Motown & Soul standards. It also was his first full solo release in eight years, Collins having primarily concentrated on soundtracks, compilations, and his extensive touring as a solo artist and with Genesis.

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THE NEW ALBUM IS NOW AVAILABLE ON iTUNES: http://www.smarturl.it/goingback

The official music video for ‘Going Back’ from the brand new album!

Official Website:

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Phil-Collins-Going+back – tempo-map – bpm-scan –meanspeed_music_diagram-JCCH

Many people have taken their families on a day of rest to talk about going back to Jesus:

The Second Coming of Christ Demystified

Does it matter whether or not you get a clear understanding of this issue? The answer may surprise you, but don’t let the event!

The Second Coming of Christ is one of the most documented themes in scripture. Still, it is one of the most misunderstood or misinterpreted topics.

Read these questions and answers from the Bible to check your knowledge and understanding of this most important issue.

Did Jesus specifically state that he will be coming again?

Yes. The comforting promise in John 14 verses 1 through 3 contains Jesus’ specific words that he will come back to earth again.

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. 2In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” – John 14:1-3 (NIV)

Will the second coming be a literal, visual, actual return to earth?

Yes. Just pick the Bible’s record of Jesus going back to heaven in Acts chapter 1. After Jesus had promised his disciples the power of the Holy Spirit, the Bible says…

“After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.
10They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. 11“Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.” – Acts 1:9,10

It’s quite clear, isn’t it? Jesus ascended to heaven right before there very eyes – not in secret. The disciples witnessed it. The angels reassured them that “this same Jesus” whom you’ve been with all these years “will come back in the same way” (visibly) as you have seen him leave.

That’s why the Bible also says,

  • Every eye shall see him – Revelation 1:7
  • Do not believe anyone who tell you that Jesus has already returned – Matthew 24:23, 26.
  • If you can see lightning during a lightning storm you get an illustration of what the second coming will be like – Matthew 24:27, 30.

Will the Second Coming of Christ an audible event or a secret rapture?

Let’s take a look at one of my favorite passages in 1 Thessalonians chapter 4. It says,

16For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. – 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17

The Lord [Jesus Christ] will come down from heaven audibly. In fact, that’s not the emphasis. It says, with a loud command. The Kings James version says, “with a shout”.

Has anyone heard a loud blasting noise that is secret?

Let’s not miss the accompanying events.

  • The “dead in Christ,” that is the righteous dead, shall be awakened from their sleeping in the graves. They “shall rise first” implying there will be a second resurrection.
  • Following the resurrection of the saints who had died, the living saints (“we who are alive and are left”) will be caught up together with them to meet the Lord in the air.

Just think about that clearly, and simply. It only need the basic comprehension skills to see that there is nothing as a secret rapture described in this drama. That’s what is meant in Revelation 1:7 when it says that every eye shall see Him.

It makes me wonder what is the meaning of the saying on the bumper sticker that says, “In case of the rapture, this car will be un-manned.” There is certainly no case for the rapture theory.

Certainly, the parable in Matthew 24:40 which says, “Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left,” did not say who was taken or who was left. 1 Thessalonians 4:17 seems to imply that it is the righteous who will be left.

“We who are still alive and are left will be caught up.”

Does my father who died in 1997 get to heaven before me? In other words, do we go immediately to heaven when we die?

Actually, we will cover this when we answer the question, “Are the dead really what they ‘say’ they are?” However, this text on the second coming answers that.

Look at verse 17 of 1 Thessalonians 4 again. Speaking of the event following the loud command at the second coming, it says, the living saints “will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.”

Any sixth grader should be able to deduce that this is speaking of two groups of people meeting Jesus “in the air” and traveling to heaven together.

So I know my dad is still sleeping in his grave today. In fact, the Bible says that David – whom it calls “a man after God’s own heart” is still awaiting the first resurrection today. See Acts 2:34.

Ecclesiastes 9:5, 10 tell us that the dead are unconscious. Jesus calls death a sleep in John chapter 11. Those who have departed this life have not gone on before any further than the grave.

And that’s one of the main purposes of the second coming – to call the dead back to life. When Jesus performed the miracle of raising Lazarus from the dead (John 11:1-43), He did not call Lazarus down from heaven, He called him up from the ground.

When He comes back the second time, he is not coming with the souls of those who died, He will be coming back to take souls out of this miserable world.

Did Jesus predict that there would be misleading information about his second coming?

Yes. In Matthew 24:4, 5, Jesus warned us to take heed that we be not deceived. Further, Paul specifically gives comforting words of warning in First Thessalonians.

Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. 15According to the Lord’s own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. – 1 Thessalonians 4:13, 15

Note that death is called sleep AND those who are left are those who have not died but live to see the return of Christ.

Does it matter what you believe about the second coming?

Yes, it does. Will it matter to a suicidal person if he/she realizes that it is not true that the moment you breathe your last breath a part of you still lives on and you are escorted off to glory?

Yes it matters. When we die, we are indeed dead.

But the promise of Jesus’ second coming gives hope that helps us to face death with courage.


So, let’s summarize now. These points are clear from the Bible.

  1. Jesus did state that He will come again – John 14:1-3
  2. The second coming of Jesus will not only be a literal, visible event – as was His ascension – but it will be audible enough so all will hear the “loud command”. – Revelation 1:7, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, Psalm 50:3.
  3. The idea of a secret rapture of the church is not Biblical. Hollywood does not have to illustrate the picture painted in Matthew 24, 1 Thessalonians 4, and Revelation 1:7. They are all loud and clear, and far from anything sinister or secret.
  4. The second coming of Christ is the greatest message for a messed-upped world. It is our only hope, and that you will be ready is heaven’s hope for you and me.

See also:

  • Last day signs are shouting – these are the end times.
  • What happens when we die? Do we go straight to heaven?
  • Really, is there life after death? Really?
  • The emerging, final, and lasting world kingdom.
  • See a Macromedia Flash presentation – Jesus’ Second Coming.

Meanspeed®-Carlton Speed Summary

Sample Rate=44.100 kHz

song=”Going Back”

composer=Carole King, Gerry Goffin

performer=Phil Collins

median expected tempo/arithmetic mean speed/mode=100 beats per minute

average beat as quarter note=600 milliseconds

average measure=2.400 seconds

Other songs with 1% of the speed of “Going Back” –

“Tangled Up In Blue, ” Bob Dylan

“Happy Song,” Otis Redding

“Is That All There Is?,” Peggy Lee

“What’s The Matter Here?,” 10,000 Maniacs

“Shower The People,” James Taylor

“Casey Jones,” The Grateful Dead

May 11, 2012

Ian Andrew Schneider

The Speed of Easter During a Hot July – "Hail Thee, Festival Day!" Episcopal Easter Hymn by Ralph Vaughn-Williams as played by William Nell | NJ Free School Tempo Breakdown of Easter’s Hymn

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Music: Salve Festa Dies, Ralph Vaughan Williams, in The Eng­lish Hymn­al (Lon­don: Ox­ford Un­i­ver­si­ty Press, 1906) (MI­DI, score). Originally credited to “Anonymous,” Vaugh­an Will­iams was named as the com­pos­er in Songs of Praise, 1931.

meanspeed music therapy - hail Thee, Festival Day - bpm scan - 102 bpm

meanspeed music therapy - hail Thee, Festival Day - bpm scan - 102 bpm

The com­plex­i­ty of this score makes it a chal­lenge for con­gre­ga­tion­al use (there are three ver­sions for dif­fer­ent oc­ca­sions, which can be sung sep­ar­ate­ly or com­bined).

How­ev­er, it awes and inspires  when sung by a trained and practiced choir. 



Hail thee, festival day!
Blessed day to be hallowed forever;
Day when our Lord was raised,
Breaking the kingdom of death.

Lo, the fair beauty of the earth,
From the death of the winter arising!
Every good gift of the year
Now with its Master returns.


Rise from the grave now, O Lord,
The author of life and creation.
Treading the pathway of death,
New life You give to us all.

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Hail thee, festival day!
Blessed day to be hallowed forever;
Day when our risen Lord
Rose in the heavens to reign.

He who was nailed to the cross
Is Ruler and Lord of all people.
All things created on earth
Sing to the glory of God.


Daily the loveliness grows,
Adorned with glory of blossom;
Heaven her gates unbars,
Flinging her increase of light.




Hail thee, festival day!
Blessed day to be hallowed forever;
Day when the Holy Ghost
Shone in the world full of grace.

Bright and in the likeness of fire,
On those who await your appearing,
You Whom the Lord had foretold
Suddenly, swiftly descend.


Forth from the Father You come
With sevenfold mystical offering,
Pouring on all human souls
Infinite riches of God.



God the Almighty Lord,
The Ruler of earth and the heavens,
Guard us from harm without;
Cleanse us from evil within.

Jesus the health of the world,
Enlighten our minds, great Redeemer,
Son of the Father supreme,
Only begotten of God.

Spirit of life and of power,
Now flow in us, fount of our being,
Light that enlightens us all,
Life that in all may abide.

Praise to the giver of good!
O lover and author of concord,
Pour out your balm on our days;
Order our ways in your peace.

Meanspeed-Carlton Tempo Breakdown
median expected tempo/arithmetic mean speed=101.8 beats per minute
average beat, quarter note getting the beat in common time song=~589.4 milliseconds
composer=Ralph Vaughn-Williams
data visualization/synthesized tempo graphs=Sophia St. John Neumann
most excellent player in the United States=Mollie H. Nichols, The Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest, 2 East 90th Street, New York, New York, 10028
ONLY PLAYED=Easter morning.

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Love to all,
Sophia St. John Neumann
Annie Sullivan Jackson House
July 28, 2011
rewritten October 3, 2011