There Has to Be A Song

As I said in yesterday’s post, music is everywhere around me.  In some sense, my life has its own soundtrack, constantly playing in the background of my imagination. There’s ALWAYS a song there.  Singing is everywhere in my life…and it’s everywhere around us.  I shudder to think about what my life and what the world would be like without music.  With that thought in mind, Robert Benson (the same Benson of the famed Brentwood-Benson music company) and composer Andrea Ramsey collaborated on a very popular and powerful setting of Benson’s text “There Has to Be A Song…”  One of my choirs is singing this for our upcoming spring concert…and it’s powerful and true for what I believe about the power of song.  Is there a time when music has served a powerful role in your life?  Leave a comment…I’d love to hear when, where and what made that music so powerful for you.

There Has to Be A Song (Robert Benson & Andrea Ramsey)

There are too many dark nights
Too many trouble some days.
Too many wearisome miles.
There has to be, there has to be a song

There has to be a song to make you burdens bearable
There has to be a song to make our hopes believable
To transform our triumphs into praise There has to be, there has to be a song.

Somewhere, Somewhere down deep in a forgotten corner of each man’s heart
To release the chains of past defeats
There has to be, there has to be a song.

Like a cool clear drink of water
Like the gentle warmth of sunshine
Like the tender love of a child
There has to be, there has to be a song.

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