Last summer, on a beach in Portugal, I had a some much-needed solitude and I wrote this singing over the noise of the waves and the rhythm of my steps. I was thinking about the mystery of the Trinity and I imagined the symbolic dance of three voices, though at the time, it was only me. I sang it all the way back to my room where I was staying and recorded it into my phone to see if it could work in overlapping harmonies.
In this piece and several others, I’m exploring simpler, repetitive lyric structures inspired by Taize for more of a contemplative mood for use in worship. Since much of our Sunday service is word-heavy, space is so important in how the music lets people breathe a little bit. If worship is a conversation between us and God, space and silence opens our ears to listen.