Brahms’ Requiem. A magnificent piece of music celebrating the Christian passage from this life into life eternal with our Lord, Jesus Christ, as it honors the pain and grief that each of us bear at the loss of a loved one. I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to learn this piece with the Chorale of First Baptist Church of Keller and perform this piece with the Chorale, the Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary Chorus, and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. We honor God with our music – Soli Deo Gloria!
Then David spoke to the chiefs of the Levites to appoint their relatives the singers, withinstruments of music, harps, lyres, loud-sounding cymbals, to raise sounds of joy. ~ 1 Chronicles 15:16
Looking forward to presenting this with the FBC Chorale, SWBTS chorus, and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in just a few months!
Be Thou My Vision – Alison Krauss
I was working from home this afternoon, quite frustrated at having to redo work I’d already done through no fault of my own. While I brooded over my computer, grumbling with each entry in my spreadsheet, this hymn came to mind. As I sung the lyrics to myself, I completed my work wearing a smile. I sometimes need to be reminded that, even when working my job in corporate America, I must work as for the Lord. He lovingly delivered this much-needed reminder in the words of this beautiful hymn. May it be as much a blessing to you as it was to me this afternoon!