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GODFREY RUST

PRAYERS IN TIME

songs of hope and grace

 

Track 4

Deep calls to deep


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Sometimes we feel connected, sometimes abandoned...

Most of these words are two and half thousand years old. This is an adaptation of Psalm 42: a quiet lament, faith hanging on by its fingertips, fearing there may be nothing left but bravado. The intertwined saxophones I think of as Job’s Comforters.

 

Words and music by Godfrey Rust

 

Godfrey Rust lead vocal, acoustic guitar

Jess Duckworth, Joel Rust backing vocals

Adam Rust keyboards, synth bass, drum programming

David Fitzgerald saxophones

Jack Shepherd electric guitar

Sam Brown cello

Hannah Copeland, Claire Dovey violins

 

Recorded by Adam Rust, Godfrey Rust and Jonathan Pagden

Produced and engineered by Adam Rust

Co-produced by Godfrey Rust

Mixed by Enoch John

Mastered by Denis Blackham

Like a deer that longs for cool, clear water

my soul it longs for you,

and like a bird that aches for land to rest her body,

for a place where I can meet with you.

 

My tears have been my food

every night and day—

Where is your God now? people say—

yet I remember all the nights we spent in thanks

and how my heart would overflow with joy—

 

Why be cast down within me

O my soul, O my soul?

for I will hope anew, my living God.

Why be disturbed within me

O my soul, O my soul?

for I will praise you, my Saviour, my God.

 

And now the words of those who mock and disbelieve you

are like a blade that lames and weakens me.

You were my God, my Rock, my shield and my defender,

why is it you have now forgotten me?

 

Deep calls to deep

like the sound of many waters,

dark waves of sorrow break on me—

yet I remember all the days we walked in love

and how by night your music filled my soul—

 

Why be cast down...