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The past couple of piano solos I have written I have focused expressly on the lyrics - and this one has probably been the most so. I tried chord after chord on each word, trying to feel if it conveyed what I felt the author might have been trying to communicate. The first verse communicates questions that any human soul should be able to relate with: doubt, a search for a source that produces happiness, and 'soul searching' when we are trying to figure out the point of our suffering. In the 2nd verse, I feel that the lyrics communicate an intensifying of those same unanswered questions: Where do I run? Where's the relief? And seriously, who, 'who could understand?' to which the last line finally realizes the solution: "He, Only One." The third verse is simply the victorious happy part that expresses how loving and anxious our gentle Savior is to 'answer us privately', and to 'reach our reaching'. I'm so grateful that he is so "constant and kind", and has an unending love for me. My soul is uplifted every time I play it with those lyrics in mind as a great reminder to me of those truths.
Even though my music usually has many written notes, I urge you to not play it fast, or intensely. Give emphasis to the melody, being expressive as you play. If you can, become so familiar with the 3 verses of lyrics, that you can communicate that message to those who listen. If you play this in a sacrament meeting, invite the congregation to read the words as you play: I promise it will make all the difference.
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