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New Song Released on iTunes

Hey friends!

My new song, “Remedy” has finally been released on iTunes (*cheering*) and I want to give you some background on it:

I was sitting in my apartment in Atlanta a couple of years ago playing my guitar and a tune started spilling out. I thought it was ironic/appropriate that emergency vehicles were racing down the street outside as the lyrics came.

Hear the sound of desperation
Hear the sound of the voices crying for peace
Shine your light on the hopeless masses
Be the answer to their need

The remedy for injustice
Healer of all brokenness
Oh life, oh love
Breakthrough

As the melody and lyrics began to flow, so many images began running through my mind. This world is an unjust place and we so desperately need a Remedy. Horrible things happen every day, even here in America. Abuse of every kind, hunger, etc. It upsets me to my very core. I can’t imagine how God must feel… oh how he loves the men and women he created.

I am thankful God gave me this song because he uses it to remind me that there IS a Remedy to the injustice. Someday, people will be treated humanely and nobody will ever experience terror or hunger or thirst, darkness or despair again. The cruelty of those who have rejected their purpose of living the way humanity was intended to live (in love and light) WILL be stopped. In the meantime, while we cannot possibly fix every problem in the world, we do have a responsibility to be God’s ambassadors of peace. We have been commissioned by God to be gracious to the helpless in whatever way we can (Isaiah 58:6-12, Deut 15:7-10, Luke 10:25-37).

It’s been over a year since the song was written and I am even more passionate about raising awareness/doing something about injustice around the world. Many of you already know I have been trying to raise awareness about Wellspring International, a ministry of RZIM that helps victims of bride burning and rescues children who have been sold into prostitution (and so much more!). I also have a desire to raise awareness about what is going on in North Korea.

Here is a link where you can download the song on iTunes. Please, as you listen, remember that there is a Remedy for the injustice in the world. I can’t wait until he comes and fixes the mess… but until he does, let’s do our part!

LINK: REMEDY

NOTE: It seems iTunes has not yet completely processed it yet so while you can purchase it, you can’t sample it yet for some reason. If you need an idea: it’s Latin style guitars compliments of the fantastic Bill Hatcher, percussion by the also fantastic Ronnie Ciago! :)

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Remedy
Words and Music: Stephanie Staples-Rostad

Hear the sound of desperation
Hear the sound of the voices crying for peace
Shine your light on the hopeless masses
Be the answer to their need

The remedy for injustice
Healer of all brokenness
Oh life, oh love
Breakthrough

Hear the sound of my desperation
Hear the sound of my voice, crying for peace
Shine your light on my hopeless condition
Be the answer, you’re my need

The remedy for injustice
Healer of my brokenness
Oh life, oh love
Breakthrough

And set the captives free
Begin with me
Open up our eyes
Help us see who we need

Hear the sound of the angels pleading
“Sons and daughters of heaven, he is peace”
Remedy for the hopeless masses
The only answer to our need

Oh remedy for injustice
Healer of my brokenness
Oh life, oh love
Breakthrough

Oh remedy for injustice
Healer of our brokenness
Oh life, oh love
Breakthrough

(c)2010 Stephanie Staples ASCAP

Credits:
Words and Music: Stephanie Staples-Rostad
Guitars & Bass: Bill Hatcher
Percussion: Ronnie Ciago
Violin: Erik Rostad

 

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