A Song of Hope

JeremiahMy wife was listening to this song the other night. It’s a fine setting of a beloved Bible passage apt for the Jubilee:

For I know well the plans I have in mind for you … plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope.

It’s more of an art song than a liturgical piece–not really a congregational song, despite an easy range. It’s my favorite from what seemed the “White Album” of the St Louis Jesuits, from which nothing really landed in any hymnals of note. Which isn’t to say it didn’t have moments of good music.

Anyway, this is less a music review and more a comment on God’s mercy, God’s wish for a future for each and for all of us.


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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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1 Response to A Song of Hope

  1. Liam says:

    Our congregation sings the refrain, at least. It’s programmed about once a year. It’s one of my favorites in that unusual genre. It has some strong liminal associations from years past when it was sung in times of crisis.

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