Behind the Songs: Season Of Singing

Song stories & lyrics from the album Fire in the Night: Season Of Singing


The message of this song (straight from Song of Solomon 2) had been stirring in me for quite some time: “Arise, my beautiful darling, my beautiful one, and come with me. See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land.” Processing, singing, and praying through these verses… I knew there was a song-in-the-making that the Lord wanted to draw out, but I wasn’t sure if it was going to happen for this album.

Around the same time, Kevin (my music producer) sent several song samples for me to work with ‘just to see’ if anything came of them. And almost immediately, Season of Singing fit with one of his song samples. (And there’s a story behind the music that might come out one day too!). I added a bridge / response to his original arrangement, a few back-and-forths with edits between us, and it was done! This was a new ‘way’ of writing for me, but it totally fit and worked out for this one! Kevin's song brought forth this song, a true collaborative work.

Season of Singing (Song of Solomon 2)

Sit with me awhile, my love
Sit and drink with me and smile, love
I have called you mine, forever
I have called you mine, and soon you’ll see

That the season of singing has come for you
And your winter is over and gone
Yes the season of singing has come for you
And your song will be heard in the land

Come away with me, my love
Come away and drink with me, of love
Let me see your face, my dove
Let me hear your voice singing…

For the season of singing has come for you
And your winter is over and gone
Yes the season of singing has come for you
And your song will be heard in the land

Yes the season of singing has come for you
And your winter is over forever
Yes the season of singing has come for you
And your song is now heard in the land

So arise and sing
So arise and sing
So arise and sing
So arise and sing

So arise and sing
Come alive and sing
So arise and sing
Come alive and sing


© 2013 Kevin McNoldy & Julie Bernstein

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