I made the recording just by playing on my electric keyboard and singing into my laptop microphone. I freely admit that I am NOT a vocalist, and this recording would be greatly improved with the help of Auto-Tune. Better yet, I would love to hear a true professional, such as Matt Brouwer, sing it.
I wrote the first verse and chorus back in 2008 while in China. I wanted to try my hand at writing a song, but I couldn’t think of any lyrics, so I just used some of my favorite bible verses: Psalm 139 and Romans 8. The result is a bridge between the ideas that you can’t escape God’s judgment and that nothing can separate you from God’s love.
This past August, I wrote verses 2 and 3 in an attempt to make the meaning of the song more explicit and tie it to the gospel. These lyrics are more original, though they’re still sprinkled with bible verse fragments and praise cliches. The full lyrics are at the end of this post.
The accompanying photograph is a picture I took at an old military bunker at the top of a hill at one end of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. I’ll leave it up to you to interpret its relevance to the song.
On a side note, I’ve started a new blog (or rather, resurrected an old one). I want to continue blogging, but about things that are not related to the Stand with Cathy campaign. Please check it out: http://omycroft.wordpress.com/
Here are the lyrics:
No Height, No Depth
No height, no depth, can separate me from your love, O Lord;
I proclaim your victory.