The Lower Lights: Music and the Common Ground of Faith

The Christmas album of mostly Christ-centered songs arose because fans asked for it. The Lower Lights happily complied; performing and recording hymns has become a true spiritual labor of love for them. Jacobsen's personal connection to the music at this time in his life is especially deep. He says, "I have found comfort and courage and faith and hope in these songs, both in public performance and in private. With two young children, my experience at church -- [my] ability to really pay attention with the fantastic squirming and pseudo-whispering and not-sitting-still of those awesome two [kids] -- has drastically changed and I have leaned on my time with The Lower Lights to fill me up."

Regarding his hopes for the Christmas album, Jacobsen adds, "Christmas is an amazing and crazy time for a lot of people, and it can also be a sad time for other people. I hope this enriches the season, comforts, and -- to quote the old song -- lets their hearts be light. That sounds a little corny, but oh well."

In my opinion, The Lower Lights are anything but corny. Their songs are a sincere reflection of their love for God and His gift of music. That's something all faiths should appreciate.

12/6/2011 5:00:00 AM