A short and sweet interlude to bring peace to your day.
“Holy, Holy, Holy” is the second track from Audrey Assad’s award winning 2016 album, Inheritance. This lovely album is full of wonderful re-imaginings of old hymns, along side a few original pieces.
Assad’s music video perfectly combines meditative effects with an organ and a determined drum beat in support of her lilting vocals. Her Celtic style echoes around an ethereal arrangement to create a very comforting, soothing atmosphere, which she builds, expertly, from beginning to end.
We particularly appreciate Assad’s choice to keep herself out of her music videos, a decision which serves to remove herself from the prayer; this allows the audience to better focus on praising the glory of God.
This removal of the self demonstrates a real (and edifying) humility on the singer’s part, and adds a certain reverence for the material. It really makes “Holy, Holy, Holy” — as well as others from Inheritance, like “Ubi Caritas” — effective and unique tools for prayer.
The Christ Beat has Audrey recounting her decision to include “Holy, Holy, Holy” on the album:
“This trinitarian, theology-heavy prayer became an intercessory prayer for Avery, a toddler with heterotaxy, a severe heart condition. The word ‘holy,’ which we traditionally associate with God’s ineffability and super-righteousness, refers also to His infinite mercy because of how He chose to deposit His holiness in the tabernacle on the seat of Mercy. While I didn’t know what or how to pray for Avery, I remember that the Holy Spirit prays for us. Even when we don’t ‘feel’ like praying, the words of ‘Holy, Holy, Holy’ give us a beautiful prayer about a loving and merciful God.”
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