grief

“Drink Deep” A Musical Journey Through Grief by Steve Siler; Chris Fabry Interview

My friend and GriefShare Co-Facilitator Gina, sent me links thinking they would be good to share with you. However, the stats provided by WordPress indicate my readers do not click on links to other websites.

So I have some reservations about publishing this post but decided the information is too good not to share.

It is my prayer that you will click on the links whether or not you are grieving, and listen to Chris Fabry’s program on Moody Radio with Steve Siler of musicforthesoul.org.

Hour #1

This link will take you to hour #1 of Chris Fabry’s January 2nd show which is an interview with Steve about his album entitled “Drink Deep”.   The album chronicles a journey through grief starting with finding out about someone’s death and ending with the victory we have through Christ.

The title song is about dealing with grief by drinking deep, or as we say in “Griefshare” – leaning into grief.

Drink deep of the sorrow
Drink deep of the pain
Don’t let anybody tell you
to get out of the rain
This is your cup
and you’re the one who has to drink
Though the taste may go down bitterly
Drink deep

Experiencing a deep drink of grief, expands your capacity for joy because once you know life’s bitter taste you have a greater appreciation for it’s sweet nectar.

Hour #2

This link will take you to hour #2 of Chris’s program which is about being ambushed by grief. Chris plays “Ambush” from “Drink Deep” and take calls from listener’s dealing with ambushes.

My Favorites

I purchased Steve’s album, downloaded it and listened to it in one sitting. I did not do anything else, no writing, cooking, or playing with Rommie.  I just sat and listened, enjoying every song and the emotions so beautifully captured by Steve and the other writers and singers who were apart of the project. 

While I love every song on the album, my favorites are “Every Single Tear” which is about God comforting you.

“Your heart is what he hears
When the world just hears you crying”

What a beautiful thought.

My other favorite is “Death Has Been Conquered” which is about Christ’s victory over death.

Not Grieving?

Don’t think this CD or interview is not for you if you are not grieving. “Drink Deep” will teach you about a grief journey. You will better understand a grieving person after listening to this CD.

Thank You

Thank you to Steve Siler, for a beautiful album.

Thank you Chris Fabry for not only doing a show about grief but making it your first one of the year.

Thank you Gina Koch for sending me the links to the show and the lyrics.

Are You Willing To “Drink Deep?”

Please visit Music For The Soul and either read the lyrics, download or order the “Drink Deep” CD. Then share this site with a grieving person. After all, music is the universal language that soothes the savage beast and grief is a savage beast. 

(Disclaimer – all links are non-affiliate links so I receive no compensation.)

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“That” Song

I went to church Saturday evening.  I love that time because it is designed to be a introspective, reflective service.  The music is a cross between the “old folks” service at 9 a.m. on Sunday and the “rockin’ and rollin’” 10:30 a.m. Sunday service.

Joe was buried on a Friday and Saturday night I went to church.  I figured if I did not go, I might not ever go back and the devil was not going to get me.  The first song we sang that Saturday night was “I Am Free” and I cried and cried and cried.  All I  could think about was missing Joe and how he was no long in pain and would never know pain anymore. 

Well this past Saturday, we sang “that” song again.

I got choked up but did not cry like I did the first time.  It’s been 3 ½ years and it still brings some tears to my eyes. 

Grief loves to ambush me.  At least it has gotten to the point where the ambushes last a few minutes and then I am fine. 

Here are the words to the song “I Am Free” by The Newsboys. 

Through You the blind will see
Through You the mute will sing
Through You the dead will rise
Through You our hearts will praise
Through You the darkness flees
Through You my heart screams I am free
I am free

Chorus:
I am free to run
(I am free to run)
I am free to dance
(I am free to dance)
I am free to live for You
(I am free to live for You)
I am free
(I am free)
Yes, I am free
(I am free)

Through You the kingdom’s come
Through You the battle’s won
Through You I’m not afraid
Through You the price is paid
Through You there’s victory
Because of You my heart screams I am free
I am free

Chorus:

Who the Son sets free is free indeed.
Who the Son sets free is free indeed.

Chorus:

 

(Coming tomorrow – Intro to “40 Days of Joy”)