I wrote this track in 2007 as a lullaby for my then-girlfriend—now wife. She was experiencing a particularly rough semester at college, I was half a country away at an internship… all of which added up to a hard time sleeping for her. One night I stole away to the sanctuary of my church next door and began playing the piano, and inspiration struck me. Over the next week or so, I put pencil to paper and wrote down my hope for God to comfort my love across the distance. I surprised her with this piece by asking Dr. Ed Pierce if his Chamber Singers would be willing to perform it, a request to which he graciously agreed. She was in attendance the night of its premiere, and was floored by my gesture; she played the recording at night before she went to bed after the fact. My hope is that this work bring piece to you today.
(Source: Isaiah 40:1, 60:20)
Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith the Lord.
The sun shall no more go down;
Neither shall thy moon withdraw itself:
For the Lord shall be thine everlasting light,
And the days of thy mourning shall be ended.