Just got to go to the studio and record my mom's favorite song!! It is a song that didn't make the first album, but comes from an Old Testament verse, so it is going on the second album. It comes from the verse Zephaniah 3:17 which says, "The Lord your God is with you. He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but He will rejoice over you with singing." The phrase, "He will rejoice over you with singing" has always intrigued me. Stephen Curtis Chapman once had a lyrics that said, "What does God's voice sound like when He sings or when He's angry?" Five Iron Frenzy had a lyric that said, "He speaks His words like plain men sing." So, what does His singing sound like?!?
There are probably arguments out there that say that this is figurative. But, because singing is so important and is mentioned that we should praise Him by many psalms and by Paul in his letters, I'm convinced that God sings. And we can be assured that if He does sing, it is the most beautiful sound we have ever heard. The idea that we have not yet heard Him, but we will get to hear it - and this song is a longing for that day.
Another fun tidbit about my songwriting journey that can be thrown in here...there is a line in this song that says: "Sometimes I think I hear it in the dead of night, but then I can't remember in the morning light." I will somewhat frequently wake up with music running through my brain. Sometimes, it is music that I've heard before, but others...it is music that I'm writing...or haven't even thought about before. The last several songs I've finished have had pieces come together at 11 PM or 3 AM. And for those who know me, that shouldn't happen. One of my friends recently said, "I don't know if you realize this...but you can't really function past 10 PM. So, the fact that you just came up with the entire bridge of a song at 11 PM shows that it is the Holy Spirit and not you." Good reminder. And, what a comforting thought to think that our Savior rejoices over us with singing.
Find the Melody
I've been searching for the perfect melody
One that stills the wind and calms the raging seas
It speaks the blinding light
And breathes the life inside
Oh, I cannot imagine the songs You sing
Though I've heard it said You sing them over me
Awaken my soul to sing
The greatness of Your glory
Write the song in my heart
Let it speak of who You are
Only then I'll truly sing
Lifeless words without You
I'm just one note without a tune
I'll search my whole life long to find Your melody
Sometimes I think I hear it in the dead of night
But then I can't remember in the morning light
Risen, I know You're there
But hidden, I'm unaware
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Find the melody
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Sing over me
My name is complicated. My parents named me Theresa. My friends call me "Pinky." My professional title is "Ms. Lindell." Choose one.