Looking for an inspiring Easter hymn? Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity invite you to contemplate New Eyes, New Light, Movement #11 of Hungry for Heaven Opus by David Gomez Sanz, Alberto Ayuso Domingo and Richard Schletty. Listen with joy and gratitude for Christ’s gift of resurrection!
May all of our searching for the Lord lead us to new eyes, to the hope of eternal light! (Photo: Fr. Brendan Wroblewshi, OFM Assumption Province) In the spirit of St. Francis, we can say: for it is in dying that we are born into eternal light!” May the Lord bless us all this entire Easter Season and always!Hungry for Heaven” is a journey of the human being through basic and primitive questions. The searching for the answers beyond our physical existence. The silence of God, man facing death, life after life. Once a man is aware of his finitude, does everything reach a meaning?
Some people are blessed with the Grace of Joy. While others are still looking for a light in the darkness. Some people find strength in the pain while others find sharks in a pool. The incomprehensible reasons of our suffering are washed away in the Cross of Jesus Christ. Our pain is the pain of God. And He cures the scars of ours souls. He embraces our perfect imperfections. Hungry For Heaven is about our claim to the sky, our cry to the infinite horizon. In our hunger, can we come to feel His presence.
– David Gómez Sanz
Click here to read Richard Schletty’s poem “Hungry for Heaven” which was the beginning of writing lyrics for the 11 movements of the project.
About Hungry for Heaven
This concept album is an internet collaboration of David Gómez Sanz (Segovia, Spain), Alberto Ayuso Domingo (Segovia, Spain) and Richard Cecil Schletty (St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A.). Hungry For Heaven is an hour-long concept album which deals with evil, suffering, the silence of God, the restless spirit, faith, salvation, selfless love, Christian discipleship, and the necessity of right relationships with the hierarchy of creation.
Music styling ranges from classic orchestral to acoustic folk to celestial to progressive rock. The vocal stylings, spanning bass to tenor registers, are gritty yet soothing (like wet sand in the palm of your hand). Sometimes folk-like, sometimes operatic, always engaging. Words can be understood.
To listen to more of Hungry for Heaven, click here.
To read lyrics for Movement #11, click here.