Friday, October 30, 2009

more good words

when my world is shaking
heaven stands
when my heart is breaking
i never leave your hands

I had caught a beautiful little song on the radio a few days ago. The artist's name though eluded me; I recognized the voice but couldn't place it and the station never identified her. Finally, though, I caught the song and the name of the artist and realized I knew it because I had downloaded her album months ago! (I don't know what's crazier--I liked a song on Christian radio or that they played something good.)

Through a Rabbit Room promotion, I listened to JJ Heller's CD Painted Red. This was months ago and I played it on my computer while I wrote and worked. But I forgot about it! (I'm so not used to the digital age! If I was cooler and more adept, I would post the song as well as the lyrics.) Heller has a bit of Sandra McCracken quality to her voice and a simple, acoustic sound to the instrumentation. Nothing is overly produced. Her voice and lyrics come through clear and unfiltered.

i have unanswered prayers
i have trouble i wish wasn't there
i have asked a thousand ways
that you would take my pain away
you would take my pain away
i am trying to understand
how walk this weary land
make the straight the paths that crooked lie
oh lord, before these feet of mine
oh lord, before these feet of mine
when you walked upon the earth
you healed the broken, lost, and hurt
i know you hate to see me cry
one day you will set all things right
yeah, one day you will set all things right
Amazing grace and providence, that this week, when I needed this words, I heard them and was reminded yet again, that the hands that shaped the world hold me as well.
So here you go, dear readers: JJ Heller has both the AP & Co Rabbit Room thumbs up and the AmyFlem seal of approval. And I'm going to burn a CD right now so I have it in my minivan--where God speaks to me often in silence and in song.


Leslie said...

I'm going to download this right now. Beautiful.

Vicki said...

Me too, Amy. Thanks for posting it. Love and miss you.


patti said...

Hey sweet!I got your phone call in the airport heading to chicago. i will call this week very very bad days at ocs...pray pray pray

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