Wednesday, June 27, 2007

our hearts are restless

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God, our weary heads
may they find solace
in the comfort of Your breast

And may the beat within
provide rhythm
for the remainder of life's quest

Our hearts are restless
til they find rest in Thee
They wander aimless
til they find rest in Thee

May our tired eyes
be satisfied
with a look upon Your face

And our weary souls
may they finally know
the reason they were made

Our hearts are restless
til they find rest in Thee
They wander aimless
til they find rest in Thee

Oh to rest
and rest secure in Thee
Oh to rest
in blessed surety

Our hearts are restless
til they find rest in Thee
They wander aimless
til they find rest in Thee


One of my all time favorite quotes is from Saint Augustine: "Oh God, Thou hast made us for Thyself and our hearts are restless 'til they find their rest in Thee."

Um...so that quote had a lot to do with this song. Maybe.

It comes from the first chapter of his Confessions. And, in my opinion, it pretty well sums up the history of mankind. Psychology, sociology, religion...again, it is only my opinion, but I believe this quote shines a great deal of light on the truth behind why we humans do what we do.

I sat down and recorded the song in one take, guitar and vocals at the same time. I usually enjoy the embellishing process...adding harmonies, piano, etc. But for whatever reason, I feel like I am done with this song. For now. I may sit back down, polish it up and add all the pretty stuff later (which, by the way, I'm open for suggestions if you've got them). But right now, this is it.

I hope you like it.

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1 comment:

greg said...

dude, love the high note. sweet.

I like the lo-fi recording on this one personally. I mean, you could do it up and it would sound good too, but this is it's own kind of cool.