The Midnight Cry

During the pandemic, almost all of us have experienced the midnight cry. Awake in the middle of the night worrying, reliving all of our misdeeds, slights, inventing fear after fear, suffering…

This article — https://health.ucdavis.edu/health-news/newsroom/covid-19-is-wrecking-our-sleep-with-coronasomnia–tips-to-fight-back-/2020/09 — talks about it and has some helpful suggestions.

I’ve suffered from it, too. That’s why almost all of the music videos I’ve recorded during the pandemic were done around 4 am, sometimes even 2 or 3 am. I can really related to the sentiment of the title of this hymn tune from Southern Music, and Musical Companion. Nothing human is really that new is it.

Author: Hilton Kean Jones

Composer and performer, retired college music professor, lyricist.

3 thoughts on “The Midnight Cry”

  1. Thanks for heartfelt sharing and music! Meant a lot to me and appreciate your playing so much beautiful piano music for all of us throughout the pandemic year and beyond! Blessings, Claire

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  2. Was just listening to a short piece from Elijah, Lord Bow Thine Ear to Our Prayer, and share the link here

    A mournful but beautiful request for help which is eventually given to Elijah and his people!
    Enjoy!

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