Audrey Assad for post on her song "Lament"The song “Lament” by Audrey Assad is a perfect companion to the question that Father John has answered this week about Mary and Martha. Though there is no video to this file, you will be blessed if you take a minute and put your headphones on before you play this. I suspect that many of you will be moved by the lyrics (below) and by Audrey’s heavenly voice. This one is offered up for my friend who sent the question in. If you like Audrey’s music, you can find more here. She has also put St. Augustine’s “restless until I rest in you” to music which you can find here.

I’m Mary and I’m Martha all at the same time;
I’m sitting at His feet and yet I’m dying to be recognized.
I am a picture of contentment and I’m dissatisfied.
Why is it easy to work and hard to rest sometimes?

I’m restless, and I rustle like a thousand tall trees;
I’m twisting and I’m turning in an endless daydream.
You wrestle me at night and I wake in search of You…
but try as I might, I just can’t catch You

But I want to, because I need You, yes, I need You
I can’t catch You, but I want to.

How long, how long until I’m home?
I’m so tired, so tired of running
How long until You come for me?
I’m so tired, so tired of running
I’m so tired, so tired of running
I’m so tired, so tired of running

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