Although it is August, and still mired with ninety degree days and afternoon thunderstorms, the trees say that Autumn will come a little early here this year. Many of the trees have turned either from green to red or green to yellow, and this is surprising given that there has been plenty of rain and no real reason for a die back. In the Fall, it will be eight years since the day when in just a moment, Daniel was found absent from his body. It's funny that in some ways this seems a very long time ago, and then in others, just a moment ago as the detail of each of those moments is as sharp and as clear as if it were yesterday.
Recently, an accomplished established country music artist Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum fame, lost her grandfather. An album named Love Remains was born. The following song was born of the pain of the aftermath of a miscarriage of the artist. I could not listen to the song without being transported to those days closely following the loss of Daniel, when I think the stage of grief is more akin to bewilderment, rather than denial, anger or bargaining.
Since you are reading this blog, you likely know something of grief. I have therefore posted Hillary Scott's song below. Please also see and buy her album Love Remains which frames this song. and which probably fits the Contemporary Christian genre best. Hillary's parents and her sister, also collaborated on this project and they are apparently all superb and accomplished musicians.
Thy Will is simply a beautiful song and is especially suited to grief and the inspiration so sorely needed afterward.
Publishing: © 2016 W.B.M. Music Corp. / EKT Publishing, admin. by W.B.M. Music Corp. (SESAC); WB Music Corp. / Thankful For This Music, admin. by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP); Songs of Universal, Inc. / G650 Music/Pure Note Music, admin. by Songs of Universal, Inc. (BMI).
Writer(s): Hillary Scott, Emily Weisband and Bernie Herms
Record Company: EMI Nashville