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Audrey Assad: the beauty of singing to the Lord

The American singer, pianist and composer has a style that is close to the melodic pop of the 60s, but what is striking is the subject matter of her songs: she is explicitly Catholic.

José Miguel Granados-March 17, 2021-Reading time: 2 minutes
Audrey Assad

Audrey Assad is an American singer, pianist and composer. Born in 1983, daughter of Americans, her father being of Syrian descent. She converted to Catholicism in 2007. Mother of two children. She has produced the following albums, with more than sixty original songs: The House You're Building; Heart; Fortunate Fall; Inheritance; Evergreen; Eden. In each one he innovates and seeks new forms of expression. He has collaborated with Matt Maher in the composition of two songs and in several concerts. 

With its own personality

This great artist has a beautiful voice, harmonically modulated, with a personality of her own. Her style could be described as melodic pop, often meditative, in the vein of the unforgettable ones of the sixties and seventies like Simon and Garfunkel, The Carpenters, James Taylor, Peter, Paul & Mary, Joan Baez, etc. 

Its subject matter, on the other hand, is explicitly Catholic: prayers and praises to the Lord full of unction, based on the Gospels, the Psalms and the testimony of the saints. 

Your songs

Thus, Lead me on pray with the psalm of the good shepherd. Sparrowexpresses the trust that Jesus invites us to place in the good Father who tenderly cares for his children more than for sparrows. Blessed are the ones sings with joy the beatitudes. Restless is inspired by the restless heart of St. Augustine. Lead kindly light sets to music with careful delicacy the heartfelt prayer of John Henry Newman on his inner journey of faith. 

Teresa beautifully recreates the experience of the dark night that Mother Teresa of Calcutta endured for decades, as she found the Lord in the service of the poorest. Even unto death is a heartfelt tribute to the Christian martyrs of faith and love for the Lord, killed by radical Islamists. In the begining sings of wonder at the new creation in Christ. Wounded Healer praise Our Lord, who heals us through his glorious wounds.

A wonderful evangelization tool

Many have intensely experienced that the music of this renowned contemporary artist is a wonderful evangelizing instrument, because it delights and enchants, touches the soul and nourishes faith, showing the infinite beauty of Jesus Christ.

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