Towards Silence – music for lament

Author: Ruth Jarman | Date: 6 July, 2023 | Category: Arts Blog Climate Emergency Worship Materials | Comments: 0

How do we lament all that is lost, and all that we fear will be lost?

In 2018, a Green Christian member, Carol Nixon, commissioned a string quartet from Welsh composer John Metcalf, with a brief to reflect the tragic mass extinction of species.

This heart-wrenchingly beautiful music can be heard either on its own, or with an accompanying documentary. Either could be shown in a church or non-church setting, allowing people to just sit, listen and lament. Or simply set aside a quarter or half an hour in your day to remember, to love and to grieve with God for God’s creation.

Find more resources for lament on the Borrowed Time website



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