One Step Closer: Why U2 Matters to Those Seeking God by Christian ScharenU2 is widely hailed as the greatest rock and roll band in the world, and lead singer Bono is often seen in the media touting humanitarian goals. Now Christian Scharen provides a thoughtful look at the driving force behind the band.
Bono and other band members are marked by the Christian faith of their Irish backgrounds. Scharen reflects on how U2 fits within the longer Christian tradition of voices that point us to the cross, to Jesus, and to the power of Gods ways in the world as he explores the musics honest spiritual questioning.
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One More Step
She and her husband, Mark, live in Nashville. At what point did you know that you wanted to make music your life? When I was around twelve or thirteen I started writing my own songs, but even then I never dreamed God would call me into music as a job. I had no idea what I was doing or even how to start doing it, but a few wise mentors reminded me that I could rest in the truth of Ephesians : For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. It brought so much peace to my heart to realize that God was preparing the way for me to walk forward in obedience to His calling. I just had to trust and obey.
Since then, this song of commitment and action has been sung at countless rallies, churches and gatherings of conscience. Here in Elizabeth Alexander's new, richly-imagined choral arrangement, each verse is given its own context, creating a multilayered experience of unfolding resonance. With a dramatic arch that includes prayerful yearning, rousing affirmations and individual spoken words of hope, this concert work offers performers and audience a shared sense of community, commitment and hope. This new arrangement, commissioned as the capstone for a homeless services fundraising event, features additional new lyrics written especially for the occasion by Joyce Poley. Images, text, audio, and video are protected by copyright. Skip to main content.
The album was released via Centricity Music on August 19, Production was helmed by Brent Milligan and Jeff Pardo.
General, Sending out This hymn by Sydney Carter illustrates life as a journey, calling upon God to be our companion and guide. It is often sung at the end of the school year, thinking of the next step in life and sometimes this song is sung at funerals as Christians see death as the next step of their journey with God. Download Full Track. Download Echo Track. Download Accompaniment. Download Music Sheet. Download Word Sheet.