the music lingers

Last evening, three of my dearest friends and I were the blessed recipients of a music concert with Fernando Ortega and Phillips, Craig, and Dean. The music was custom ordered for our weary hearts. We were certain Someone called ahead. The lyrics, the melodies, and, most especially, the one Direction to Whom they pointed all left us powerfully impacted–renewed. Lord, don’t let it be for a moment, but a lifetime.

Here are a few pictures and a song for you. I hope you have three minutes to listen and let these words fall on you by Fernando Ortega from his album, “Fernando Ortega – Hymns of Worship.”

Jesus, King of angels, heaven’s light,
Shine Your face upon this house tonight.
Let no evil come into my dreams;
Light of heaven, keep me in Your peace.

Remind me how You made dark spirits flee, And spoke Your power to the raging sea.
And spoke Your mercy to a sinful man;
Remind me, Jesus, this is what I am.

The universe is vast beyond the stars,
But You are mindful when the sparrow falls, And mindful of the anxious thoughts That find me, surround me, and bind me . . . .

With all my heart I love You, Sovereign Lord.
Tomorrow, let me love You even more.
And rise to speak the goodness of Your name Until I close my eyes and sleep again.

Jesus, King of angels, heaven’s light,
Hold my hand and keep me through this night.

Watch this sweet prayer song here.