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Saturday, 30 March 2024 20:41

"Silent Saturday"

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"With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last" (Mark 15:37, NIV). And then there was silence. For an entire day, there was nothing. As you reflect on Silent Saturday in this Holy Week, take a moment to listen to Daniel Lim's new song by the same name. Find the link to it and some brief words from Daniel below. 

 Daniel shares, "As Holy Week is coming around, I’m reflecting on how the earth groans as it waits - a process I’m currently familiar with. I wrote Silent Saturday alongside a friend. We were inspired by the austere beauty of the Himalayan region and decided to collaborate!"

Listen to "Silent Saturday" here and follow along with the lyrics below:

Oh fibrillating heart of the earth

Dying in a ribcage of dirt

Messiah like a shock

To stop

The tremors of the curse

Oh fibrillating heart of the earth


Silent Saturday

You are the rhythm in the waiting

Hold my breath - anticipating

On this Silent Saturday

Every mountain is a nomad

And the sky is the promised land

On this Silent Saturday


Oh Friday night sky stained with wine

Rendering of flesh and divine

Day comes with a hush

To crush

The grape of Your vine

Oh friday night sky stained with wine


Like the seed of a Himalayan Pine

Roots in the flesh - I stretch for the divine

The Earth is groaning on this silent Saturday


And the day of the son is coming soon

Bursting from the horizon - chase the moon

The Earth is full of Your glory on this Silent Saturday

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