As you probably already know a good part of last year I was on sabbatical. After 20-plus years at our church, Brenda and I felt God leading us to something new. And after much church-visiting we found a new home in January at Spirit & Life Church in Montclair, Virginia. We are both on staff at Spirit & Life, I as worship leader and Brenda as Family & Youth, and it’s been energizing and a blessing to both of us.
Within just a few weeks of taking on the role as worship leader the new band and I began recording a three-song Lent/Easter CD called Even the Earth Wept. The title song tells the story of the last minutes of Jesus’ life and ends with several choruses of “Hosanna,” expressing the joy, praise and gratitude we have for His sacrifice. The goal in recording the song was to try to tell this amazing story lyrically as well as musically. The minor key, instrumentation (cello, viola, percussion), tone, melody, and tempo were recorded with a sort of theatrical feel that I hope sets the mood for a different kind of worship experience.
“Hosanna, we’ve come to worship You.”
Below is a lyric video for the song.