Afternoon Song – God Is
The Rev. James Cleveland is so well-known as a conductor, composer and singer that it’s easy to overlook his extraordinary talents as an arranger. Hear what he does with Robert Fryson’s “God Is”, slowing the tempo just enough to open up spaces within the music for a string section (and later, horns), making room for improvisation in the bass line, playing the voices of his beloved Southern California Community Choir like the finely tuned instrument it is, slowly sweeping up listeners and enfolding them within the majesty and beauty of music that draws ever closer to the Divine.
God is the joy and the strength of my life,
He moves all pain, misery, and strife.
He promised to keep me,never to leave me.
He’s never ever come short of His word.
God is my all in all!