Monday, August 29, 2011

Songs to sustain you...

I have been thinking a lot lately about the blessings of song, especially songs which lift our thinking to our Saviour and Lord. Our family has been having more of its fair share of winter ills this year and I have spent many a winter day inside with small sick people. What a blessing to have music to remind me of my Saviour's love and sustaining strength. One of my favourite new songs is As Surely as the Dawn, which has been written by Simone Richardson who ministers with her husband Andrew at Clayfield Presbyterian in Brisbane. I had the wonderful opportunity to learn it last year, hot off the press at the TWIST conference in Sydney. We were taught the song by Sarah Bailey who also ministers in Brisbane with her husband Dave at Creek Road Presbyterian. It was so great to be able able to take the new song back with us and teach it to our church family the next week!

The song is a collaboration between Simone who wrote the lyrics and Philip Percival of EMU music who wrote the music. It is a wonderful antidote to feeling blue and just a little bit "cabinfeverish".

Thanks so much to Simone and Philip and all those creative types who have been gifted by God to be a blessing and encouragement to us all.

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