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


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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Song: You Are Love and Love Alone | Singer: All Sons & Daughters

All Sons & Daughters

Members: David Leonard & Leslie Jordan

Latest Album: Poets & Saints

City: Franklin, Tennessee

Curiosities: Singing duo All Sons & Daughters combine modern folk stylings with a message meant to connect the broken with God. For their fourth album, Leonard and Jordan decided to “crack open an ancient door and give ear to the songs and hymns of ages past, words upon which the faith was built,” drawing from the great Christian poets and saints.


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