"Everybody cries/Everybody yearns for something/Everybody lies/And loses faith and tells no one but you/How do you love us all?/It must be hard some days/I know it is for me/When I see the mess we've made/But underneath this junk heap/Your jewel is shining there/Yes underneath this junk heap/Your jewel is always there"
—from "No One But You"
Lisbeth Scott's press kit isn't typical for a secular artist. In it, she expresses hope that her music might reach people who normally wouldn't be reached, in the way Jesus reached out to everyone. She goes on to say, "Sometimes it just takes that right moment or the right sound or the right word to turn someone's heart, or to bring someone to a place that they've never been before—to open their heart to healing and to a love, Christ's love that they never knew was there."
Unusual? Sure. Yet, many spiritual happenings have taken place in the entertainment world since The Passion of The Christ released earlier this year. Scott, like many others, partly credits the film with her own spiritual awakening.
A lapsed Episcopalian, Scott's renewal began when she sang "Amazing Grace" on a recording, State of Grace. She described the experience in recent interviews (including this one from our sister site, Christianity Today Movies), saying she felt God used her as a vessel. Co-writing and singing on the score of The Passion sealed the deal for Scott. Her faith was regenerated.
She wears her spiritual encounters on her sleeve on her latest album, Passionate Voice. Her beautifully haunting vocals, reminiscent of a mix between Enya and Sarah McLachlan, speak of pain, searching, divine and human love, the resiliency of the human spirit and renewal.
Every song on the album either directly ...1
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