We had a different podcast all set for release today, but with the news out of Pennsylvania last week it doesn’t feel like what we need is information or input — we need time to lament and grieve and process, to deal with our sorrow, our anger, and sense of betrayal, our feelings of helplessness…words don’t get us very far in times like these, but being who we are, when words don’t cut it, we turn to music.

So today’s podcast is intended to be sort of a journey in music, hopefully a quiet time to just be still and let ourselves be ministered to a little. I won’t talk much on this one–in times like these, it’s better to remember that God can do whatever speaking each of us needs to hear in our hearts.

Peace be with you.


Music on today’s podcast:

Lament for the Innocent (Solas)
As recorded on Winter Solas CD-511

By the Waters of Babylon (Jewish canon arr. David Buley) G-5941

God Weeps (David Haas/Shirley Erinna Murray) G-6694
As recorded on God is Here CD-631

Kyrie (Marty Haugen) G-5651
As recorded on Gift of God CD-501

Lead me on (Brian Schmidt) G-7457
As recorded on Silence into Light CD-1026

Far Beyond (Liam Lawton) G-6803
As recorded on Sacred Land CD-662

Quietly, Peacefully (Lori True) G-6718
As recorded on There is Room for us All CD-639

Thuma Mina (South African)
As recorded on Honey from the Rock CD-1002

Love, Burn Bright (Chris de Silva) G-8714
As recorded on Love, Burn Bright CD-1014

How Can I Keep from Singing (Robert Lowry, arr. Gerald Custer) G-7227
As recorded on Inscape: Choral Music of Gerald Custer CD-754

I Will Lift up My Eyes (Tony Alonso) G-8675
As recorded on Pilgrim CD-929


SingAmen! the Podcast, with Jennifer Kerr Budziak

SingAmen! opening music: Promenade, by Bob Moore (from Let Every Instrument Be Tuned for Praise, CD-491, from Liturgical Suite #4, G-4789.. ©GIA Publications, Inc).
SingAmen! closing music: Amen, (from More Sublime Chant, CD-459, The Cathedral Singers, Richard Proulx, conductor. ©GIA Publications, Inc.)