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Emily Lindquist on her song "Near The Lord"

New release as of 2023

We love to discover new music and are so happy we stumbled across this gem. We asked Emily Lindquist a few short questions about her song "Near The Lord". Here's what she had to say about it..

What inspired this song?

"This song was inspired by several Psalms and a writing session with my dear friend and fellow Worship Pastor, Lindsey Arcaro. We were discussing how our greatest desire and what we were made for is to worship God just for who He is, not just the benefits and blessings that follow. Plus a lot of time in the prayer room meditating on Psalms 84,73,16 all centering around the Presence of God. His Presence is what we were made for and it is where our hearts, bodies, minds and souls find rest and security despite what is happening around us. Like Asaph, the writer of Psalm 73, I think it is sometimes hard to truly believe His goodness when our current reality doesn't match the future reality we know is promised, but there is a line in Psalm 84 that is sometimes translated, "Make my heart a highway to Zion" which is a strange phrase, but essentially we as believers because we carry the Holy Spirit, are able to cultivate a inner heart life of joy despite what we walk through on this side of heaven."..

What do you hope the listener takes away from the song?

"My hope is that the listener can be encouraged to say, "But as for me" despite what is happening around me or to me, what I do or don't get, my heart full of joy because I have access to the Presence of God through Jesus and that is actually the absolute best thing for me."..

What can we expect next from you?

"Coming up next, there will be a live version released this Friday through my church community, Church of the City New York and I will be releasing some acoustic/devotional versions of Near the Lord and another song I've written called Sanctuary."

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