I’ve always been enamored with music writers. It’s so impressive to me how they can put into words things that are sometimes hard to express. They have a handle on the English language and can manipulate words in surprising and insightful ways.
Then, you add to that gift a deep love of God and a desire to use those words to give Him praise, share truths of the faith, or meditate on prayer and scripture and the results can be truly incredible.
I am a big fain of praise and worship music. I wouldn’t say I’m really a connoisseur of the Christian music scene, but I do have a few favorites. An artist who’s high on my list is Matt Maher, a Catholic singer-songwriter who has recently broken into the Christian music market in a major way. I celebrate Matt’s entire collection of music, but I particularly enjoy his album “Alive Again”. There’s a great personal and spiritual journey that he took when writing this album and it is really obvious when you listen to the lyrics of his songs. But, the depth and beauty of this album goes beyond the lyrics into the music itself. They’re are songs that are stirring, others that are uplifting, some that are mournful, and others that bring hope. Last night, I was listening to one of my favorite songs on the album, “Sing Over Your Children”…Here’s an excerpt from the lyrics…