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