Friday, May 27, 2011

Music for the Soul

Evangeline was actually clowning around when I took this picture, but I love the way she looks all wobbly and weak-kneed, and how the concrete pathway stretching out in front of her appears interminably long and hard and monotonous - the way life feels some days.

I was having one of those days when I listened to this song by singer/songwriter Josh Garrels. The arrangement and recording - which I find achingly beautiful - was produced by a collective of Brooklyn-based musicians, film makers and creative professionals called Mason Jar Music whose sound and setting is inspired by the old buildings of New York.

Josh Garrels has another song, Ulysses, which describes with breathtaking accuracy the journey of faith that each man or woman must make - sailing through storms toward home. Every time I listen to it, I weep.

"Therefore, strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble, and make straight paths for your feet, so that the limb which is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed." ~ Hebrews 12.12

1 comment:

Jessie Jaques said...

Wow. Thank you for this. I've been listening to Josh Garrels since I read your post.

Anymore gifted Christian musicians you suggest?