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JAMIE THOMSON, TOM READ, CHRIS LAWSON JONES AND NICK HERBERT
Copyright © 2018 Jamie Thomson, Tom Read, Chris Lawson Jones and Nick Herbert
RECORDED LIVE AT ST ALDATES HOME WEEKEND 2018
Lead Vocal: Jamie Thomson, Backing Vocals: Rachael Clear and Lauren Harris
Guitars: Jamie Thomson and Tom Read, Drums: Sam Cribben, Bass: Phoebe Kent, Keys: Sam Hodson
FOH Sound: Matt Francis,
Recorded and Edited by: Colin Lim and Jamie Thomson
Mixing, Mastering and Additional Post Production: Jonny Bird
You move us to delight in praising You; for You have made us for Yourself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in You (AUGUSTINE, CONFESSIONS BOOK 1)
This song has definitely been a creative marathon and not a sprint. I originally started writing this for the New Wine Youth Venue in 2013 and wanted to write something that spoke about the eternal 'search' that is in us for satisfaction. We all know what it is to long for the things that make us happy in life, for some of us that may be money, it may be relationships, it may be love but deeply engrained in all of us is the realisation that there must be something more as ultimately all of these things never satisfy us fully.
I have always loved the famous quote from Augustine above that speaks of the restless nature of our hearts and the search to find 'rest in God'. The earlier line in this quote; 'you move us to delight in praising you' often gets missed out and I think this was something I had hoped to capture in this song.
After the summer of 2013, I took this to Chris and we worked on it with Nick for a New Wine project but ultimately it was one of these songs that just never quite seemed finished. It was in a session with Tom a little while ago where we looked at it again and re-wrote the verses to tie in with the Augustine quote a bit more and also the idea of confession. I love the way the story of the song moves from a place of corporate confession ('with all our hearts were running back to you') and then carries the momentum into the gathered cry of 'we could search the world and find only you can satisfy'.
We really love leading this song particularly at the beginning of our services so it's a real joy to have been able to have recorded this with our church family earlier this year.