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All Sons and Daughters find their muse in the Poets and Saints

J-P Mauro - published on 04/26/17

Thérèse of Lisieux inspired “You Are Love and Love Alone”
How perfectly our hearts are made for love

David Leonard and Leslie Jordan, the artists behind All Sons & Daughters, are bringing a really hip sound to worship music. “You Are Love and Love Alone,” off their 2016 album Poets & Saints, creates a peaceful, prayerful atmosphere with an earnest ear-worm of a hook. Leslie’s voice is perfectly suited to the pop-folk sound that All Sons & Daughters excel at producing.

At their website the band discusses “You Are Love and Love Alone”:

…the lyric pays homage to Saint Therese, a French Catholic nun who often referred to her spiritual devotion as “the little way.” The words for the song were adapted from a 19th-century hymn penned by English writer and Westminster Abbey Canon Frederic William Farrar. Honoring both Therese and Farrar, the song is simply a message to “love in a simple, meaningful way,” says Leslie. “It’s the little moments in life that make a huge impact.”

Poets & Saints was more than just an album. Inspired by faith writers and saints, the band journeyed with their pastor, Jamie George, a film crew and others to Europe to follow the lives of C.S. Lewis, John Newton, Saint Therese, Saint Francis, William Cowper, Saint Augustine and George MacDonald:

Alongside the album is Jamie’s book, Poets and Saints: Eternal Insight, Extravagant Love, Ordinary People. In addition, Jamie, David and Leslie collaborated to create a Poets & Saints video-based curriculum and study guide resources that together form an interactive worship experience that introduces important influencers in Christendom, while making a very human connection between their lives and ours.

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