With Great Love
"We can do no great things, only small things with great love."
In Beauty We Walk
The text of track 1, "Come and Eat this Bread," tends toward minimal eucharistic language. Tracks 2, 3, 5, 10 ("One in Your Name," "In Beauty We Walk," "The Warm Embrace," "Your Faith in Me") have minimal references to God and Jesus. I appreciate the value of catechetical repetition, but the repetition on tracks 2 and 3 was far too much. I loved the melody to "The Warm Embrace."
God Is Love
Track 1, "Fill Us with Your Love" is based on Psalm 90. I could hear this also done by a choir. "God Is Love" in Kiswahili is Mungu Ni Upendo. Bilingual track 2 (with heavy doses of 1 John) could be carried off by an a capella choir with hand drum. On my wedding day, Song of Songs 8:6 was prominenent. Track 4, "Set Me as a Seal" would have been an appropriate solo.
The Rev. Paul J Cain is Pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Sheridan, Wyoming, Headmaster of Martin Luther Grammar School, Yellowstone Circuit Visitor (LCMS Wyoming District), a permanent member of the Board of Directors of The Consortium for Classical and Lutheran Education, Wyoming District Worship Chairman, and Editor of QBR.