"I will see you in the light of a thousand suns…"

The NADD convention wrapped up Friday night with a mass and dinner at the cathedral, capped off by a performance by the great Beth Nielsen Chapman (if memory serves,  no less an authority than Elton John has proclaimed her his favorite songwriter.) That’s her below, with her son, who accompanied her on guitar.

She may be most famous for co-writing the Faith Hill smash “This Kiss, but Ms. Chapman developed a huge following for the great ballad “Sand and Water,” which was used in an episode of “ER” during its final season. The song was written, she explained, in the weeks following her husband’s death. When she sang it last night, she dedicated it to all those impacted by the devastating tornadoes.Below, a singular performance of a singularly beautiful and haunting hymn to loss and survival.

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    A song of angels, her emotions speaks through her lyrics. Her talent is inspired by GOD.

  2. Amazing. Her 2002 album Deeper Still, which encompasses both the difficulty of coming to grips with her husband’s death and her own subsequent survival of breast cancer, is a kind of hymnbook of resurrection. And thanks for the reminder of that ER episode, which was itself a gem of an Easter homily.

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