Audrey Assad's music
Audrey Assad's Spirit of the Living God is in my head these days. It's one of the best music I've heard this year. The modern hymn is a prayer to God that is filled with expectation, faith, and hope. I love how the music illustrates the dynamics of Godhead: three Persons in one God.
I'm much grateful to The Advent Project of Biola University for introducing me to painters, poets, and musicians. The last entry is on December 31. The artful meditations have been so refreshing to my soul. I'll be sure to subscribe to similar meditations next year.
O Spirit of the living God,
thou Light and Fire Divine
Descend upon Thy Church once more
and make it truly Thine
Fill it with love and joy and power,
with righteousness and peace
Till Christ shall dwell in human hearts,
and sin and sorrow cease.
Blow, wind of God,
with wisdom blow until our minds are free
From mists of error, clouds of doubt,
which blind our eyes to Thee
Burn, winged fire,
inspire our lips with flaming love and zeal
To preach to all Thy great good news,
God’s glorious commonweal.
So shall we know the power of Christ,
who came this world to save
So shall we rise with Him
to life which soars beyond the grave
And earth shall win true holiness
which makes Thy children whole
Till, perfected by Thee,
we reach creation’s glorious goal
PS. Audrey Assad has a beautiful cover of Joni Mitchell's River. Listen to it.