Sunday, January 10, 2010

Songs to cling to

I'm being propped up by my sweet Lord, via a few favorite songs.

Jillian Edwards' "Hosea". Jill, you're international! I'm spreading your stuff in Haiti - playing it for my classes! I'm scarfing down this song like it was Sour Patch Kids this week.
"Take me out to the desert, speak to me tenderly.
Why do I ever leave you? You call me out from the desert,
come home, it's not too late".

Caedmon's Call "Share the Well". I cry mostly every time.
"From Kashmir to Karala, under every banyan tree
Mothers for their children cry
With empty jar and bended knee"
It's special for me because it came out right after I went to India in college, and loved on the Dalits (Untouchables) in New Delhi. Here's a video of my group dancing with some Dalit women, and lots of the same instruments played by these local boys are used in "Share the Well".

Shane & Shane "Embracing Accusation"
"Oh the devil’s singing over me
An age old song
That I am cursed and gone astray
Singing the first verse so conveniently
He’s forgotten the refrain
Jesus saves!"

Brooke Fraser's "Albertine"
Haunts me.
"Now that I have seen, I am responsible
Faith without deeds is dead."
"I will tell the world, I will tell them where I've been
I will tell the world, I will tell them, Albertine!"

Shane & Shane "Hosea"
Apparently, Hosea is all over my world this week.
"Let us press on to know Him,
Let us press hard into Him!"

Selah "Before the Throne"
"My name is graven on His hands
My name is written on His heart
I know that while in heaven He stands
No tongue can bid me to depart"

So that's where I'm at.

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