Trouble Go Down: I Am Hidden Away In The Bosom of Christ

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The song “I Am Hidden Away In The Bosom of Christ” began with Rebecca Reynolds’s poignant lyrics that speak of having peace and assurance in troubled times. She sent them to me in an email, and one day I was up at Jeff’s studio and we skyped with Rebecca as we came up with the melody.

Jeff and I recorded this at Wildwood Studio on their big Yamaha grand piano, and I used a 1937 Martin D-28. We had Barry Bales play bass, Lisa Forbes and Suzanne Cox did a stellar job on the harmonies, and Tim Crouch’s strings round everything out perfectly.

[This song is available in the Rabbit Room Store both on In the Round Vol. 1.]

 


I Am Hidden Away In The Bosom of Christ

Music: Jeff Taylor/Seek 1st/ASCAP and Ron Block/Moonlight Canyon Publishing/BMI
Lyrics: Rebecca Reynolds/Wynken Owl/BMI

 

When the bright hope of youth,

Heaves a lonely grey sigh,

I am hidden away,

in the bosom of Christ.

When a brother betrays,

When the black rumor flies,

I am hidden away

in the bosom of Christ

 

CHORUS

When I’m lost in the breaking

When I break from the loss

When the chaos unfurls

And the low waters toss

When He giveth and taketh

Away in the night

I am hidden away

In the bosom of Christ

 

When darkness prevails

When reason betrays

When faith is eclipsed

When answers give way

Through tremor, and echo,

and censure, and blight,

I am hidden away,

in the bosom of Christ.

 

CHORUS

When I’m lost in the breaking

When I break from the loss

When the chaos unfurls

And the low waters toss

When He giveth and taketh

Away in the night

I am hidden away

In the bosom of Christ

 

[This song is available in the Rabbit Room Store both on In the Round Vol. 1.]

Winner of 147 Grammys (or so), Ron Block is the banjo-ninja portion of Alison Kraus and Union Station. When he’s not laying down a bluegrass-style martial-arts whoopin’ on audiences around the world, he’s taking care of his donkey named “Trash” and keeping himself busy by being one of the most well-read and thoughtful people we know.


1 Comment

  1. Gypsy Martin

    @gypsy

    These lyrics are so good. I have no sensible comment except to say that they are supremely satisfying and that Rebecca Reynolds is a magical ninja lyric-writer.

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