Contemplative...

Contemplative...

By Color
Music and contemplative reflections from Color and from the Choir of Our Lady of the Rosary RC Church, Barbados. Episodes will include original music by Color, contemporary and traditional Christian music and prayerful reflections from our monthly Contemplative Worship session.
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I'll Follow
"I'll Follow" is an original composition by Color.  The song was inspired by the John 10:27-30, otherwise known as The Good Shepherd.  The song encourages us to  take a leap of faith, trusting that God will lead us where we need to go.  A difficult prayer, especially when things happen in our life that cause us to ask the "why me" "why them" questions.  A prayer nevertheless that answers the call for us to "Follow God" , follow the example of Jesus Christ and to use our gifts in service of others, to bring comfort, and to help them when they may be lost. I’ll Follow Born out of dust, I am a living soul  Brought forth by the spirit of God Forged with love, I inhale the breath of life But I am nothing without You my Lord An empty vessel in the wind Without meaning I will never find my everlasting peace So I’ll follow  I’ll run to You My Good Shepherd,  I will serve you with my life Lord I’ll follow Wherever you lead me I will never be lost again Jesus Christ You laid down Your life for me Your precious blood washed over humanity Christ the undefiled, rose from the dead Shackles have no power over You You lead me to springs of living water I am redeemed, I am redeemed from death and sin Music and lyrics for "I'll Follow" composed by Audra Stevenson. (c) 2019 Color All Rights Reserved. Find more from Color: Breathe album: http://tiny.cc/breathespotify or http://tiny.cc/breatheapplemusic Contemplative Worship Podcast: http://tiny.cc/contemplativeworship YouTube Channel: http://tiny.cc/colorbarbados We would love your feedback... leave us a comment :)
02:48
May 23, 2019
Reflection-The Good Shepherd
"Lord I'll follow, run to You, my Good Shepherd I will serve you with my life"... this reflection on John 10:27-30 challenges us with a call to action.  Deacon Alphonsus Stephen from Our Lady of the Rosary RC Church In Barbados brings us the second reflection in our series of reflections on psalms and scripture.  Lyrics and music for "I'll Follow" composed by Audra Stevenson.  All rights reserved. (c) 2019 Color All Rights Reserved  Like our style of music?  Check our album Breathe by Color for sale or streaming on all major platforms. 
09:06
May 16, 2019
Bless the Lord My Soul
New music by Color Bless the Lord My Soul Excerpts from Psalm 102 (103):1-4,24-25,27-30 Bless the Lord, my soul! Lord God, how great you are. Lord God, how great you are,   clothed in majesty and glory, wrapped in light as in a robe!   You stretch out the heavens like a tent. Above the rains you build your dwelling. You make the clouds your chariot,   you walk on the wings of the wind, you make the winds your messengers   and flashing fire your servant. How many are your works, O Lord!   In wisdom you have made them all.   The earth is full of your riches. There is the sea, vast and wide,   with its moving swarms past counting,   living things great and small. All of these look to you   to give them their food in due season. You give it, they gather it up:   you open your hand, they have their fill. You hide your face, they are dismayed;   you take back your spirit, they die. You send forth your spirit, they are created;   and you renew the face of the earth. Music composed by Michelle Sambrano, performed by Color. © 2019 Color.  All Rights Reserved Excerpts from the English translation of The Roman Missal © 2010, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Like our style of music? Check out our album Breathe on all major streaming platforms.
05:48
March 31, 2019
A Reflection on Psalm 102 (103)
This episode is the first in our series of reflections.  We hope that this may bring you some peace and tranquility as you take 10 minutes out of your day to meditate on God‘s word.   We reflect on excerpts from Psalm 102 (103)- Bless the Lord My Soul.  The reflection was recorded at Our Lady of the Rosary RC Church in Barbados and was done by Chris, a member of the Choir of Our Lady of the Rosary and Color.  The music for the psalm was composed and performed by some members of Color. Words to the Psalm are taken from the English translation of The Roman Missal © 2010, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Music for the psalm was composed by Michelle Sambrano.  All rights reserved.  Like our style of music?  Check out our album Breathe by Color for sale or streaming on all major platforms.  We also invite you to check out our sister podcast Contemplative worship for more music. 
10:06
March 31, 2019
We Three Kings-Color Style :)
Here is a live recording of Color having fun with the Christmas carol "We Three Kings".   Merry Christmas!
04:04
December 21, 2018
His Name is Joseph
It's just our opinion, but we think that "His name is Joseph" is one the most beautiful songs ever to be written. This is a cover version of the song written (and originally recorded) by Sarah Hart for her album Into These Rooms. Color performed this song live in in 2012 at their In Christ Alone concert held in Barbados. We felt that this was a fitting way to enter the Advent season. Mary is always uppermost in our thoughts as we think about the baby Jesus and Christmas, but this song brings to mind some of the difficulties that she may have grappled with as she willingly, and without hesitation, said Yes to the Lord. Like our style of music? Check out Breathe by Color on iTunes or stream on Apple Music or Spotify. www.colorbb.org 2012 Color All Rights Reserved.
04:58
November 26, 2018
Morning Prayer
Morning Prayer (O Lord My God) There are so many beautiful prayers that exist in this world. Sometimes we encounter a prayer that just seems to say what we may have never thought to say ourselves, yet somehow, we know immediately that we want to pray this everyday. St Anselm's prayer is one of those prayers, asking "O Lord my God, 
teach my heart this day where and how to see You,
 where and how to find You." As you contemplate and meditate on life today, we encourage you to search for the original prayer online, and make it part of how you start your day, everyday. The prayer has been adapted and set to music by Audra Stevenson Drakes, a member of Color who felt that it was a perfect fit as morning prayer. Morning Prayer (O Lord My God) O Lord my God, Teach my heart this day where and how to see You, Where and how to find You. 'Cause You have made me, and remade me, And You give to me
All the good things I possess. Still I do not know You Look upon this sinful heart Let me seek You in my desires, Let me desire You in my seeking, Let me find You by loving You, Let me love You when I find You O Lord my God,
Teach my heart this day where and how to see You, Where and how to find You. 2017 Color All Rights Reserved Like our style of music? Check out our album Breathe on iTunes, Apple music or Spotify. https://colorbb.org
02:41
November 7, 2018
Psalm-I Love You, Lord My Strength
I Love You Lord My Strength This beautiful psalm has been put to music by Michelle Sambrano, one of the members of Color. Psalm 17 (18): 2-4, 47, 51 Refrain: I love you, Lord, my strength. I love you, Lord, my strength, my rock, my fortress, my saviour. My God is the rock where I take refuge; my shield, my mighty help, my stronghold. The Lord is worthy of all praise, when I call I am saved from my foes. Refrain: I love you, Lord, my strength. Long life to the Lord, my rock! Praised be the God who saves me, He has given great victories to his king and shown his love for his anointed. Refrain: I love you, Lord, my strength. Responsorial Psalm for 31st Sunday Ordinary Time, Year B which falls on 4th November, 2018. The words are taken from the Jerusalem Bible used in the missals throughout the Caribbean, UK, Europe and parts of Asia. Like our style of music? Check out our album, Breathe by Color on Amazon or iTunes, or stream on Spotify. Music: 2017, Color, All rights reserved. Email us at olorchoir@gmail.com if you would like to have the guitar chords for this psalm.
03:20
October 31, 2018
Close your eyes and just Breathe
No words, just music today for your contemplation and reflection. This is the backing track of our cover of the song Breathe, on the album Breathe, by Color. "This is the air I breathe, this is the air I breathe, Your Holy presence living in me...." The instruments are played by 3 talented musicians who used no formal arrangement or sheet music. What you hear on this track is heartfelt and gives you a glimpse into their soulful connection with this beautiful song written by Marie Barnett. Violin: Deborah Hutchinson Guitars: Denis Del Castilho, Dermot O'Dowd Denis passed away before this album was released leaves a strong imprint on all of us through his music. Rest in peace Denis, we miss you... Like our style of music? Want to hear this song with vocals? Check out our album "Breathe" recorded by Color. You can purchase or stream on iTunes/Spotify. Artist website: https://colorbb.org
05:29
October 24, 2018
How Great Thou Art
O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder... What a wonderful song of praise and thanksgiving. The origins of Great Thou Art are from a poem written by Swede Carl Boberg somewhere around 1886. The tune is said to be from a old Swedish folk song. The song was eventually translated into English and additional verses were added. To this day this song is one of the most recognisable Christian hymns to be found and has been recorded by everyone from Elvis Presley to Carrie Underwood. We hope that our humble version of this song, as recorded by COLOR, will be one that will take you to a place of contemplation, thanksgiving and reflection. COLOR Like our music? Check out our album Breathe.
04:59
October 12, 2018
Sing Out My Soul To The Lord
Listen to Sing Out My Soul, a favourite hymn sung at Caribbean Catholic masses. This song was introduced to many through the "Sing Out My Soul" album recorded by the Goretti Group (Trinidad & Tobago). Like our style of music? Check out our album Breathe (Artist: COLOR).
05:17
October 5, 2018
Soul of My Saviour
Listen to Soul of My Saviour, a beautiful Catholic Hymn with lyrics dating back to the 14th century sung by Color. Soul of My Saviour Soul of my Savior sanctify my breast, Body of Christ, be thou my saving guest, Blood of my Savior, bathe me in thy tide, wash me with waters gushing from thy side. Strength and protection may thy passion be, O blessed Jesus, hear and answer me; deep in thy wounds, Lord, hide and shelter me, so shall I never, never part from thee. Guard and defend me from the foe malign, in death's dread moments make me only thine; call me and bid me come to thee on high where I may praise thee with thy saints for ay. Like our style of music? Check out our album Breathe.
02:32
October 3, 2018
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