Instead of the usual free music stream for your reading soundtrack, this post is designed for you to first read the short story, then watch the Pure Fountain love song music video down below. If you enjoy, check out the CD or MP3 Album, or Sheet Music (or visit iTunes, Amazon , Spotify, Pandora, etc.).
Have you ever had a love song written just for you?
With tomorrow being February 14th, this question came to mind: “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we all had our own love song, written just for us?” I’ve got some good news — I think we do.
My worst Valentine memory is the year I forgot my wife had prepared a candle lit dinner for two, and I was over one hour late. Ouch. That one really hurt. Sometimes I can still feel like I am making up for this mistake that happened over twenty years ago (my wife has forgiven me, and yes, she still loves me!). Many Valentine’s celebrations have been wonderful. One of our family’s best memories in recent years was cooking a gourmet dinner to enjoy together.
In my brokenness, I frequently feel like I need to “earn” my wife’s love. It becomes conditional. If I “do this” or “don’t do that” then she will love me more. If I am not careful, I can also begin thinking incorrectly that God will love me more based on what I do or don’t do.
Pure Fountain is probably my favorite of three instrumental love songs I have composed (Captivating and More Precious are the other two). When these Scripture inspired piano melodies were born, I was writing them for my wife, but I was inspired by God’s unconditional love for me. His forgiveness, love and acceptance are not based on my performance, but on His grace.
So, read the few phrases below from Song of Solomon Chapter 4 (taken from The Message). Then, watch for them in the Pure Fountain love song video. Receive this as your love song — God’s love song, music, and words written just for you.
Dear lover and friend,
you’re a secret garden,
a private and PURE FOUNTAIN.
A garden fountain,
sparkling and splashing…
You’ve captured my heart.
I stay until dawn breathes its light
and night slips away.
Body and soul you are PARADISE.
One look my way and…
I was hopelessly in love!
As you watch the video, how do the words and melody speak to your heart?
Yasushi Suzuki says
Nice to meet you, Mr. Lanier! I am an old J-boy, 68 yo.
In Japan, Valentine’s Day is not so romantic, I think.
Because, chocolate companies make the Day use of sales promotion. On February 14, Women give Men chocolates as a formal present, to keep good relationship at work. Then, Men must present marshmallows or cookies to Women on March 14, in order to keep better relationship at work. The day, March 14, called “White day”.
These customs are intended Festivals, not faith-based events, in Japan. Therefore, I don’t like these days. Under any circumstances, however, I love listening to your heartwarming music.
Stanton Lanier says
Dear Yasushi, thank you very much for taking time to write from Japan and share your comments. I am so glad you love my music and find it heartwarming, and I appreciate you sharing this about your February 14th and March 14th traditions in Japan. I agree that Valentine’s is very commercial, and wanted to share a short “love story” to celebrate this with my love song “Pure Fountain” which has a faith inspiration from Song of Songs 4 in the Bible. God bless you and wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful 2019! — Stanton