I have been moved by so many conversations, readings, prayers, gatherings lately that I had to stop, pick up a guitar, and sing.
Not rehearsal, not discovery, not even devotional personal-quiet-time-ish-ness. Just stop. And sing.
Enter Sandra McCracken’s latest album, track 2.
My beautiful wife joined in, my 1 year old did as well, and my 4 year old danced.
The gospel in verse 3 hit me like a ton of bricks… I couldn’t even form the words, and my love sang the song for me. Not the bricks of conviction. No, not those bricks. This was the kind of weight on your chest that is so heavy that you feel that you could stay afloat amidst any storm. Tears, joy, peace.
The good news is overwhelmingly good.
We Will Feast In The House Of Zion
We will feast in the house of Zion
We will sing with our hearts restored
He has done great things, we will say together
We will feast and weep no more
We will not be burned by the fire
He is the LORD our God
We are not consumed, by the flood
Upheld, protected, gathered up (Chorus)
In the dark of night, before the dawn
My soul, be not afraid
For the promised morning, oh how long?
Oh God of Jacob, be my strength (Chorus)
Every vow we’ve broken and betrayed
You are the Faithful one
And from the garden to the grave
Bind us together, bring shalom. (Chorus)
© 2015 Drink Your Tea (ASCAP) / Joshmooreownsthis Music (ASCAP)
from Psalms, released 14 April 2015
Written by Sandra McCracken and Joshua Moore