Grey’s Anatomy Hearts Derek Webb (… and Caedmon’s Call … and Sandra McCracken)

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A couple months ago one of Derek Webb’s songs was featured on an episode of Grey’s Anatomy. I don’t watch the show but – as a fan of Derek’s music – I was thrilled to see his song get some big time exposure.

It seems as though the producers of Grey’s Anatomy have taken a shine to Derek. Another one of his tunes will not only appear on tonight’s episode, but will be played nearly in its entirety during the climatic final scene of the season finale!

Technically the song – which features Derek on vocals – is the Caedmon’s Call tune “Ten Thousand Angels,” which was a bonus track on their current release Overdressed. And technically the song isn’t Caedmon’s, but rather was written and first recorded by Derek’s wife Sandra McCracken. Either way, I’m definitely going to tune in to the last fifteen minutes of tonight’s episode.

(You can hear Sandra’s version on her MySpace page.)

Caedmon’s Call – Ten Thousand Angels

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9 thoughts on “Grey’s Anatomy Hearts Derek Webb (… and Caedmon’s Call … and Sandra McCracken)

  1. How long you have traveled in darkness weeping
    No rest in language, no words to speak
    But there in the wreckage beneath bricks and bindings
    Love has come, love has come for you

    Against the night sky of your waiting
    Your face is like starlight when he walks in
    Everything worth keeping comes through dying
    Love has come, love has come for you

    So lift up your heart now, to this unfolding
    All that has been broken will be restored
    Here runs deep waters for all who are thirsty
    Love has come, love has come for you

    Ten thousand angels will light your pathway
    Until the day breaks fully in the East
    They will surround you and make your way straight
    Love has come, love has come for you
    Love has come, love has come for you

  2. I don’t watch the show the few times ive caught bits of it it reminded me of that show ER but with more relational drama. Part of me is very glad the bands I enjoy get a little publicity but at the same time Im frustrated that alot of the songs related to the Christian faith are taken out of thier context and stipped down to mere spirituality.

    What the following lines mean for believers may be lost completely depending on the video footage in the backround.
    “But there in the wreckage beneath bricks and bindings. Love has come, love has come for you”

    Are the actors going to be at a literal building collapse pulling people out. Or a figurative collapsing of someones life structure. Is Love coming simply a paramedic on thier way or the hug of another cast member. Rather than Chist coming.

    “Everything worth keeping comes through dying
    Love has come, love has come for you”

    It would be great if someone heard this and said to themselve what exactly does that mean.

    Anyway just a few jumbled thoughts. I may actually tune in for a greys anatomy moment. At the least Ill email my sister in law who is in love with the show to give here a heads up. 😛

  3. One of the things that I’ve really come to appreciate about Jesus through reading the Gospels is his ability to communicate spiritual truths about God and his kingdom without taking people down “Romans Road,” explaining the “Four Spiritual Laws” or taking them through some “Evangelism Explosion” routine.

    Most of the time he told stories. Weird stories that really didn’t make much sense. Stories about seeds and soil, salt and light and manure piles. And then he’d say “he who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

    And somehow some people understood those stories in a spiritual way, and it created a thirst, a hunger for more.

    Sometimes reflections of beauty and truth and light in the form of expressions of “mere spirituality” are used by God to reach the ears of those who have them. Sometimes it takes precise doctrinal dissertation. Sometimes it takes a hug. The Spirit will always do his job – when, how, where and through whom he wants.

  4. why does every female i know love grey’s anatomy??? i’ve asked, they have no solid answers. i sense something is amiss.

  5. first, I don’t think it was the season finale, but it was ok…I don’t watch the show, and I’m a female. My husband and I were way into it for the first two seasons, but we both kinda felt like God wanted us to stop because it’s a whole show based on an affair, where your emotions are manipulated to want the affair to happen. For a young married couple, it’s just not the best influence. However, we did watch the two episodes with Derek’s music in it simply because we love him so much.

  6. first, I don’t think it was the season finale

    I think you’re right. Somewhere in the press release’s talk of “biggest episode” and “final scene” I came to the wrong conclusion. It seemed pretty anti-climatic for a season finale – I guess that explains why.

    we both kinda felt like God wanted us to stop because it’s a whole show based on an affair, where your emotions are manipulated to want the affair to happen.

    I think God just wanted you to stop watching it because it’s a crappy show. 😆

    Actually, that’s a really interesting observation by you and Paul. I’d be interested to hear how many other viewing choices were affected by the same rationale.

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