Archive for March 6, 2016

In the last few weeks we’ve been practicing a piece of music entitled Procession to Covenant. It’s a piece of music that’s been part of our repertoire for a number of years, but one we haven’t played for a while.

It’s a piece of music that has always been quite emotional to play because of the real emotive music and the wonderful climax at the end of the end. But for me it’s the words that make this music even more powerful:

O love that wilt not let me go,

I rest my weary soul in thee;

I give thee back the life I owe,

that in thine ocean depths its flow

may richer, fuller be.


O light that followest all my way,

I yield my flickering torch to thee;

my heart restores its borrowed ray,

that in thy sunshine’s blaze its day

may brighter, fairer be.


O joy that seekest me through pain,

I cannot close my heart to thee;

I trace the rainbow through the rain,

and feel the promise is not vain

that morn shall tearless be.


O cross that liftest up my head,

I dare not ask to fly from thee;

I lay in dust life’s glory dead,

and from the ground there blossoms red

life that shall endless be.

As this is Mother’s day I thought I’d share this music with you today, as in the last few weeks when we’ve been practicing this piece I’ve found myself getting quite upset as the words just seem to be talking directly to me, and made me think of my Mum and the wonderful Christian example she was to me through the way she lived her life and taught me about God.

Please follow the words of associated with this music, as you listen to Birmingham Citadel Band of the Salvation Army playing Procession to Covenant.