Science, Faith, Art and Gravity: A Conversation with David Gungor of The Brilliance

(system) #1
Since 2010, The Brilliance has developed a reputation for thoughtful, relevant, eclectic, and deeply moving music. The Brilliance recently released their second album, “All is Not Lost,” under the Integrity Music label. Alongside the album,
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(Mike Beidler) #2

Love The Brilliance!!! (And Gungor too!) Beautiful and thoughtful lyrics.

However, there is another song I know written much earlier – I’m about to show my age – that also speaks of gravity in a positive way. Ready to dig for dinosaurs?

John Schlitt
"Gravity" (from The Grafting, 2008)
Words and Music by Dan Needham

Somehow, somewhere along the way, I find myself in outer space
Without a line to bring me in
And when I’m lookin’ down below, the fear begins to grow
Seeing just how far I went
So I call Your name, I’m so far away
And then You’re there beside me

Your love pulls me to the ground
Brings me back around
When I want to fly away
Your love is big enough
Mercy’s strong enough
You are my gravity

Another day another night, drifting like a satellite
It’s a view that never ends
When it’s time to come back down, put my feet on solid ground
You’re the light that guides me in
Light of the world, shine bright on me
Make me what I need to be

(repeat chorus)

And the closer I get, the clearer I see
Your mercy’s unending
So pull me in close, would You whisper to me
“There’s no need to worry”
Light of the world, shine down on me

(repeat chorus x 2)

When I want to fly away
You are my gravity
Your love is big enough, strong enough
You are my gravity

(Christy Hemphill) #3

Wait, songs from 2008 show your age? That is bad news. :astonished:

(Jay Nelsestuen) #4

/pauses Bach/

What’s that?

(Mike Beidler) #5

It’s not the year, it’s the fact that John Schlitt is a member of Petra, which formed in 1972. Still have a soft spot for them.

(Christy Hemphill) #6

Oh, Petra. They were already old when I was young. But I can still probably sing all the words to the Coloring Song. Now that’s some age showing right there.