2013 - Vol. 65
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Lyrics and music
by Ed Conlin
Heaven's Light was written as a call to worship. Inspired by the worship
of Revelation described by the Apostle John (see Book of Revelation
chapters 4 and 5), its imagery beckons us to consider the reality of Heavenly
Praise and God's ultimate rule.
Servants of the Word
vocalist is Dominic Schriver. Aaron Galer played drums, Wil did tamborine,
Dominic played Guitar and John Prost played bass. Recorded in the summer
of 2012 by the Detroit Summer Outreach 2012 team in St. Benedict's
Church, Highland Park Michigan.Will Cannon was recording and mixing master.
I like the chorus which is separated
for men and women so as to layer the voices over one another and echo the
Thrice Holy proclamation of heaven's hosts. It gives an energy and creates
a sense of singing with the choirs above! (At least I like to think of
it that way when I hear the women join in!)
to the song From Heaven's Light by Ed Conlin
From heaven’s light a voice within cries, ‘further
up, come further in!’
Behold the One in glory, ruling in power, seated
upon his throne.
So bow as mighty Cherubim join ceaseless voice
Surrounded by the heavenly throng now lift your
voice in heaven’s song!
And from the throne a mighty voice, as angels bow
and saints rejoice,
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, God almighty
you who were, who are, who will be!
Worthy, worthy of glory, honor and majesty
For all things – have their being in you who
sit on the throne.
As thunder rolls and lightnings flash before
the shining sea of glass.
The worship turns, the censor fills, with prayers
of saints as heaven stills,
For now has come the reign of God o’er every
race, nation and tongue!
Glory of Angels (pictured
above), painted by Gaudenzio Ferrari (1471-1546)
Conlin is a member of the Servants
of the Word, a missionary brotherhood of men living single for the
Lord. He lives in community in the inner city of Detroit, Michigan, USA,
and works as a licensed substance abuse counselor and chaplain with the
Capuchin Franciscan Ministries in Detroit.