Better than a Hallelujah…

I heard a song the other day on the radio, and it was so good, so good, I had to stop everything just to listen to it. It’s one of the most beautifully written songs I’ve heard in so very long.

It’s all about authenticity. Being real with God and with each other. It’s ok to not be perfect. It’s ok to not have it all figured out. It’s ok to turn to God and ask “why me?” or “why not me?” or “how will this ever be good again?” or “I can’t hold on much longer!” or any of the million questions we might have for Him sometimes. It’s all ok. To God, it’s all music. He wants nothing more or less than ALL of us, and that includes the stuff we’d rather not show anyone. It’s really pretty liberating when you stop long enough to think on it.

You can bet I’ll be thinking on it while I sip a cappuccino in a sun-drenched piazza somewhere in Rome.

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“We pour out our miseries, God just hears melodies, beautiful the mess we are, the honest cries of breaking hearts are better than a hallelujah.”

  • anne

    Hi,

    I see that you are a Catholic and am hoping you are familiar with one of the composers of this song you honor here, Sarah Hart.

    Sarah is with Oregon Catholic Press as well as EMI. You can read about her and here more of her amazing, life-affirming music on her website or on OCP’s spiritandsong.com. Her voice and her music and her spirit have uplifted and enchanted me always.

  • anne

    Hi,

    I see that you are a Catholic and am hoping you are familiar with one of the composers of this song you honor here, Sarah Hart.

    Sarah is with Oregon Catholic Press as well as EMI. You can read about her and here more of her amazing, life-affirming music on her website or on OCP’s spiritandsong.com. Her voice and her music and her spirit have uplifted and enchanted me always.

  • http://thatmarriedcouple.blogspot.com/ That Married Couple

    Beautiful! My mom’s mentioned this song a couple times, but I still hadn’t gotten around to listening to it, so I’m glad you posted it!

  • http://thatmarriedcouple.blogspot.com/ That Married Couple

    Beautiful! My mom’s mentioned this song a couple times, but I still hadn’t gotten around to listening to it, so I’m glad you posted it!

  • Pat

    Thank you for the song. I had not heard that one before. It has an important message.

    I will think of you and Atticus enjoying each other under the Italian sunshine.

  • Pat

    Thank you for the song. I had not heard that one before. It has an important message.

    I will think of you and Atticus enjoying each other under the Italian sunshine.

  • http://www.studiojru.com Jennifer

    I just heard this song for the first time a few days ago. I SO love it. Beautiful.

    ~Jennifer

  • http://www.studiojru.com Jennifer

    I just heard this song for the first time a few days ago. I SO love it. Beautiful.

    ~Jennifer

  • http://matchingmoonheads.wordpress.com alison

    thanks for making me tear up way too early in the morning :)

    btw, wanted to share this blog with you…i don’t know how much the girl will end up posting but i think it has a lot of promise! let’s encourage her to write more! http://ajourneytoshiloh.blogspot.com/

  • http://matchingmoonheads.wordpress.com alison

    thanks for making me tear up way too early in the morning :)

    btw, wanted to share this blog with you…i don’t know how much the girl will end up posting but i think it has a lot of promise! let’s encourage her to write more! http://ajourneytoshiloh.blogspot.com/

  • http://nowealthbutlife.com Rae

    It is amazing how different this song is from this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8AWFf7EAc4

    but I get a very similar message from both: it is okay to be broken. God is still God, and all is still well, even when I am quite unwell.

  • http://nowealthbutlife.com Rae

    It is amazing how different this song is from this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8AWFf7EAc4

    but I get a very similar message from both: it is okay to be broken. God is still God, and all is still well, even when I am quite unwell.