David Archuleta How Great Thou Art

David Archuleta’s poignant and sensitive version of the classic hymn, “How Great Thou Art”, could not have been delivered to me at a better time. And I would like to thank one of my readers, Janey, for making this blog topic possible.

Today, I learned that a treasured childhood friend, Joan Colameco O’Hare, died after a very courageous battle with cancer. What a tragic, premature journey this must be for her family. She was the sweetest, the dearest person to walk the planet and a wonderful and loving wife, mother, sister and friend.

And so, as I listened to David’s soothing voice, I recollected the beautiful memories and legacy that Joan created over the years, realizing that we are all placed on this Earth for a divine purpose. I once read this quote and I apologize for not remembering the author’s name: “Every day is a treasure, a gift, that is why it’s called the present.”

And, indeed, Joan was a present to all of us -a very precious one.

I was particularly moved during David’s transition at the 2:25 mark – the key change was perfectly centered and you could hear the heightened passion in David’s voice. His voice is such a transparent instrument, incredibly pure!

Also, at the 3:21 mark, words cannot do justice to the absolute beauty and power of his voice at this point in the song. It is true vocal inspiration that is governed by a deep and introspective approach to the emotional core of the song.

David Archuleta is a master of vocal nuance and inflection. He does not need another instrument to deliver the spiritual message – the majesty and sincerity of his voice is all that is necessary.

Thank you David for soothing my soul on a very difficult day for me. God Bless.

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~ by archuletafanscene on April 7, 2009.

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