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He Who Sings Prays Twice (~St. Augustine)

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Lord I Need You

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Teach my song to rise to You

“Lord I Need You” isn’t your normal song. It’s one of those prayers that gushes forth from a man’s soul like a raging torrent, as a reflection of a direct intuition: neither mediated by reasoning, nor born of considerations of what’s useful.

It’s a declaration of a lasting, glorious, luminous love that, with radiant humility, honestly admits every human being’s most essential need: to be close to God, to abide in the light.

Having explored everything in life and been explored by it all, and having been stripped of the things of the world and all its dead ends, one arrives at that essential need for the immense freedom, that only living in the constant presence of God can give.

Composed by the Canadian artist Matt Maher, and taken from his album, “All the people said Amen,” “Lord I Need You” is a confession on one’s knees.

To repeat, it is not a normal song. During the World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Matt said he felt the need to sing it kneeling on stage, as a prayer. And it couldn’t be otherwise, as this song’s only audience is God.

“Lord I Need You” gives us a key of the Christian life. Like an unexpected twist sounding between one note and another, like a summary of the Summa, the artist sings: “Holiness is Christ in me.” 

I need you, Lord I need you, I need you more and more. I need the One who created me and loved me with an infinite love.  

“Lord I Need You” is the soul of music.

Cecilia finds its origins in this song.

The song “Lord I Need You” is from the album “Saints and sinners.”

Manuel de Teffé
Cecilia Artistic Director

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