MUSIC

THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG

I have been recording, performing, singing and worshipping for many years, and over time, influences have come and gone, evolved or changed. One of my earliest influences was Karen Carpenter and more recently artists like Eva Cassidy and Norah Jones have compelled me to listen. That is what I wanted to achieve with this song. Ultimately, this is a love-song to The Father based on David's endeavour of the same in Psalm 63, but we (myself and Mum - the composer) wanted this to be beautiful in simplicity with a meditative feel and flavour. It is intended to be a special, secret moment.... drawing the listener in and bringing them into a place where they can share the sentiment and truth in their own heart and in their own reality. We wanted the song to wrap you in its serenity and purity and to encourage each partaker to find the source of love and worship in their own secret place. 

It is all too easy in the place where contemporary worship often lands, to be pulled along by uplifting chugging rhythms and repetitive catchy lyrics, but I believe there is also a more pure and honest place from where the Father wants us to approach His throne - a stripped back place, where it's just Him and you. In this song, it is the desire of the team behind the composition, recording and arrangement, that you may find a quiet contemplative moment to reach out quietly and earnestly (with your spirit fully engaged) to bless the heart of God with all abandonment - just as David did. 

Be blessed as you find your own secret place.



Juliet Dawn

LYRICS

Verse 1: It’s because Your loving kindness

Is far better to me than life

I count as loss this vain world’s treasure

To bring You pleasure purest delight.

 

Chorus:

Early will I seek You

My thirsty soul faints for

You In Your sanctuary

I long to see Your power and glory.

 

Verse 2: It’s because Your loving kindness

Is far better to me than life

That I rejoice in Your wing’s shadow

Where my heart is satisfied

 

Chorus 2: (repeat)

My hands lift to bless

You And my lips sing out your praise

In the dark night watches

You alone are my meditation

My hands lift to bless

You And my lips sing out your praise

In the dark night watches

You alone are my meditation

Juliet Dawn