Marcela Gandara’s music features here prominently and for good reason; she’s an amazing talent. I don’t think I have heard an ordinary song from her. Every one just levitates me like a wave in the impact zone and takes me body-surfing including today’s track Como Rio en Primavera (Like the River in Spring) which I only stumbled across recently.
This song is from Marcela’s award winning 2009 album El Mismo Cielo (The Same Sky). Marcela is a Mexican Christian singer-songwriter who has produced 6 Christian albums to date. You can find more information about her in my other articles although scant information exists about her on the net.
Silent is my soul to know you
Quiet is my mind to hear you speak
I don’t want to interrupt with my words
the flow of your voice
Flow in me, like a river in spring
Like that first time when I met you
It flows in me, my soul is silent
Satiate me with your word and renew everything in me
Oh Jesus my great love, my song, my motto
flow in me
(loose english translation of Como Rio en Primavera)
I always like recalling how I came across Marcela’s music. I was in a fragrance shop a few years back here in Bogota, Colombia and looking for my favourite cologne ‘Joop’ and I heard over the shop’s speakers the song Pensaba en Ti (Thought of You) by Marcela. I asked the shop assistant if she knew of the song and artist and sure enough she did and later that day I listened with great adoration to 1 hour of Marcela Gandara on you tube. Soon thereafter I added a lot of her music to my collection. Anyone that follows my page will know I have a real penchant for Christian music.
Marcela’s music always puts a lump in my throat. I find it just so inspirational and feel grateful to be in its presence. Her voice resonates so strongly and exudes so much depth of identity and spirit.
So without further or do, I present to you Como Rio en Primavera.