During this time, we are in much need of comfort and reassurance. One of the resources we can turn to are the classic hymns of our faith, many of which were written during times of trouble and distress. Each week, St. Mark's Director of Worship & the Arts, Kristin Young, is recording one of these "Great Hymns of Our Faith," and sharing the background story about how the hymn came to be. We hope these rich hymns bring you a measure of peace and lift your heart.
This week's hymn, "Shelter Me," is actually a new hymn, but is surely destined to become a classic, It was written by Father Michael Joncas (composer of "On Eagle's Wings") especially for this time of sheltering in place. He had been praying about the global epidemic and was inspired to write this hymn, based on the 23rd Psalm, to reassure us that our Great Shepherd has promised to stay with us and bring us peace.