16 Dec 2014

Agnus Dei0

One of the choirs I direct recently sang “Agnus Dei,” which I chose for its Latin text and rich harmonies. As the Christmas season approached, I found myself regretting this selection because it seemed to have more of an Easter theme. The lyrics translate, “The Lamb of God, Who takes away the sin of the [...]

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12 Nov 2014

The Unsung Song0

Recently, I found myself filtering through all of my old compositions and arrangements. There was a heaviness in my heart as I viewed song after song that has never been sung. At some point, there was energy applied to each note and sweat poured over every lyric. And yet, here it sits, tucked away in [...]

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17 Oct 2014

Lord, I Just Want You1

Lately, I’ve found myself voicing a simple prayer
One that echoes in my head, my heart, everywhere
Lord, I just want You
It’s simple and yet full
Lord, I just want You
It’s elegant and yet cool
Lord, I just want You
This means everything else is secondary
Lord, I just want You
For the philosophies of man are elementary
Lord, I just [...]

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29 Sep 2014

Living Water0

Jesus told the Samarian woman at the well, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; [meaning, you will be thirsty again tomorrow and will have to return to this well] but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will [...]

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7 Aug 2014

Christ, Our Victor36

Scripture describes Christ as a Victor in war, making His captives out to be mere trophies. In Colossians, we learn He “disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him.” To disarm means to strip of every weapon. He publicly humiliated His enemies, defeating them and [...]

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