In Summary
  • I started to listen to his songs a time when I couldn’t even get the lyrics right.
  • When I was too young to understand that he was an international singer.
  • The hit song of all time, “God Will Make a Way” became an anthem each time we had a family get-together.
  • Back to my song, it reminds me of the time when my best cousin was fighting for his life in the hospital after a grisly road accident, a day after his birthday.

I love music. I dance to reggae songs, hum when I hear a Lingala song play and I can’t help but move my body to Ribina music (Kisii version of Mugithi).

But then there are other songs that when I turn the volume up, I have to silence everything around me so I can listen to them word by word, verse by verse.

Sometimes, I could be singing but you will not see my mouth move. Some tears maybe because these kinds of songs are a master. They go past your intellect and emotions and seek audience with your spirit. They lay your soul bare and in that instance, you want to pray.

One of that song for me is “I am the Lord that Healeth Thee” by the legendary Don Moen.

Here are a few lyrics from the song: I am the Lord that healeth thee/

I am the Lord your healer/I sent my word and healed your disease/

I am the Lord your healer

If you are sick, listen to that song. If you are going through a breakup, let it mend your heart, piece by piece. When I am in a financial crisis, the song is my bridge to my next miracle.

There is something about Don Moen’s collection of songs. I don’t know what is more unfathomable; that the 66-year old American song writer has fans that cut across all classes and ages or  though in Nashville, Tennessee, when he releases a song, a soul is rescued at the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

FAMILY ANTHEM

I started to listen to his songs a time when I couldn’t even get the lyrics right. When I was too young to understand that he was an international singer.

The hit song of all time, “God Will Make a Way” became an anthem each time we had a family get-together.

Back to my song, it reminds me of the time when my best cousin was fighting for his life in the hospital after a grisly road accident, a day after his birthday.

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