Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sing Winter

Don't be afraid of the silence. God may be doing more when you can not hear him, than when he is speaking. Redemption comes like the silent snow that falls while we sleep. You wake up and the entire landscape has changed. The dark and barren colors of winter are transformed into a bright white glory that almost blinds you. When you look out the window you see a brand new world. The snowflakes echo the silent redemption plan of a King who came as a baby. A baby who became the Savior and who stood silent as a lamb before the shearer. His silent sacrifice covered the whole earth in redemption that turned the crimson stains as white as snow.

My wife and I bought our son Cadence a ukulele for Christmas. A few nights before Christmas, when we were supposed to be wrapping his present, we started writing a song on his ukulele. The song was about the snowflakes falling and winters silent song. The next morning after breakfast we slipped into the bedroom to finish the song. As we were finishing the last verse of the song, we were interrupted by the joyful squeals of my two children playing outside. We looked out our window and were astonished to see them playing in a surprise snow storm. None of the weather reports had even mentioned the slightest chance of snow. We could hardly believe that the snow started falling as we finished the last verse of the song. This little video was filmed from our back porch just a few minutes later.

Sing Winter

Hear the snowflakes falling, winter's calling my name.
The silent song she's singing, what's she trying to say

Can I fall like glory, to wash your year away
All that remains was, really meant to stay

Come and clothe me winter, I really need a change
With silent redemption, cover me in grace

Hear the song of beauty, melodies and sounds
Cover you in white love, a joy you lost but now you found

Sing, sing, winter, sing me your silent song.


  1. um, love this. SO MUCH.

    p.s. you don't know me but i helped out at world race training camp in october - neat!

  2. O my... this totally spoke to where I am this morning. Sing Winter.. yes.
    Cover me in white love, a joy you lost but now you found. :)
    Yes! Beautiful perspective!
    Thankyou, you two beautiful hearts!

  3. Thank you! I needed this! I am so thankful for your talent that you share with us!!

  4. yall are such beautiful people and your words minister to my spirit. if the Lord had me in a different season, I would come and just BE with you (and my wonderful friend Allison Johnston).

  5. What are the chords for this song? I really want to play this song!!! You are truly anointed :)

    1. no guarantee, but i hear the following:

      intro is F Dm7 back and forth
      then: F Dm7 Gm C7->C6

      sing sing winter is a bit different:
      F Bb F C7->C6
      then back to the first pattern, then outro=intro


    2. HAHA i realize i'm a WEE BIT late... never mind.
      have yourselves a merry little christmas 2014, nevertheless

  6. This is so beautiful. It stirs all kinds of things in my heart. Will you record this in a studio?

  7. I have played this about 20 times in the past 3 days. Awesome song and great meaning. Thank you.

  8. Where can I buy this song?

  9. This is a beautiful song! Would you mind if I asked you for the chords to it? I believe it really reflects an understanding of God's grace.

  10. Wow! Russia likes it <3 in 2012! thank you

  11. I just discovered this song about a week ago. I have since been listening to it over and over again, it resonating with me, but I haven't known why or understood how, trying to uncover what it was. I kept listening but felt I didn't know the actual message of it. So I figured I would search and really read through the lyrics because there was something there for me to discover I knew, come to find this. So beautiful, and so sweet. So needed. I recently lost my mom very unexpectedly, I'm 20, this spoke exactly to where I'm at. Thank you. Thank you God.
    Blessings to you, your family, community, farm and ministry. It's been a dream of mine to someday join you on the 18-inch journey. I pray for your community and all you're doing affectionately. Thank you for all that you guys carry, and how steadfastly, unshakably you display the power and ferocious beauty of our identity as children of God. Continually inspired, and blessed, and blessed again.