Last summer I was working at a job that was about a forty minute drive from where I live. Other then the amount of money that was going towards gas every week, I really enjoyed the commute. The solitude. I often brought Cd's to listen to or sing along with which often turned the drive into my own private worship service. Being alone in a car is the best for that. : )
Now why am I sharing this, you may ask! It was just something I was remembering tonight because I put in this CD and was transported back to those amazing times of worship last summer in my car. (I had just bought the CD around this time and listened to it often.) It's classical in style, which I found to be a refreshing change from a lot of the contemporary worship music I usually listen to. And it's deep and reflective and spiritually encouraging. Sound good? It is! All the songs are actually poems of Amy Carmichael set to music. Amazing woman, amazing poetry. I have to share some excerpts from a couple that particularly hit home with me...
Thou hast not that, My child, but thou hast Me
And am not I alone enough for thee?
I know it all, know how thy heart was set
Upon this joy which is not given yet
(from Thou Dost Know the Way)
My Father, to my heart I take
They simple word of truth today
I shall not lose me in the brake
For Thou dost know the way
Before my face a mountain frowns
Above me all the sky is grey
The mist is lying on the downs
But Thou dost know the way
(from Rose from Brier)
So check it out - song samples and a video about the making of this CD are available here.