“Unveil My Heart, Let Me Know You”

A lot of contemporary Christian music is simply garden variety praise and worship music, perfectly fine for what it does — but generally so kataphatic that it doesn’t have much of a contemplative focus. But there are a few exceptions. Check out this song from an early album by the Australian singer Rebecca St. James:

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It has an authentically contemplative vibe. I particularly like the line “Unveil my heart, let me know, know you” — for even a cursory knowledge of Christian mysticism reveals that a truly contemplative knowledge of God comes through the heart (and love) rather than through the mind & cognition.

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About Carl McColman

Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.


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