Tuesday, January 22, 2019

He Hideth My Soul

This song alludes to a mysterious incident in the life of Moses, when he asked the Lord, “Please, show me Your glory” (Exod. 33:18). God was willing to manifest His presence to Moses in a physical but carefully limited way.
"'You cannot see My face; for no man shall see Me, and live.’ And the LORD said, ‘Here is a place by Me, and you shall stand on the rock. So it shall be, while My glory passes by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock, and will cover you with My hand while I pass by. Then I will take away My hand, and you shall see My back; but My face shall not be seen’” ~ Exodus 33:20-22.
That experience of Moses was an affirmation of the presence and power of God, something that concerned him greatly (Exod. 33:14-15).
The incident can bless us in a similar way, as we think of the Lord’s loving care. He took our burdens upon Himself, and sustains us. He crowns our lives with numberless blessings, and fills us with His fullness.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Away in a Manger

A theological controversy surounding this popular Christmas carol, centers on the line “the little Lord Jesus, no crying He makes,” which has been taken by some as denying Christ the full attributes of humanity, by not behaving like a real human child. But, theological disputes over the wording of this simple lullaby, detract from the beauty of the child-like innocence of it.
The Gospels tell us almost nothing about Christ’s infancy and early life, and many of its most familiar features are later inventions and embellishments, hallowed by long use: the animals peering patiently at us from inside the stable; the three kings with their crowns and gowns; and, above all, the bleak midwinter. But, there are no frosty winds in Luke's gospel. And anyway, the lyricist doesn’t say that the baby Jesus doesn’t cry at all, ever — just not at this particular moment.
I composed my own unique arrangement of this, by changing the time signature and melody line slightly.


Born into a family of Gospel singers & musicians in South Bend, Indiana, David began singing & playing the piano as a small child.
In the 1970's, his musical style was shaped by the acoustic rock artists of the time - and in the 1980's David played the local nightclub circuit as keyboardist/singer with the band Justus.
But God comes in places unlooked for - unexpectedly.
After committing himself to the work of the Gospel, he served for three years as Praise & Worship Leader at a local church.
Now, David & his wife Debbie have committed themselves to sharing the Gospel of the life changing Power & Love of Jesus Christ, through this music ministry, based in Elkhart, Indiana.


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