I came across the music of the Texas-based Robbie Seay Band about ten years ago, and come back to it often when I'm in need of spiritual reflection or encouragement. There's something about his haunting, throaty voice that is like a rich cup of coffee to a cold morning soul. He has received some Christian radio play with "Song of Hope" (a song we've done for years in our youth ministry). Lately, he's been writing new hymns for the church based on the Psalms. But it is some of his less direct work that has meant the most to me. One of his recurring themes is finding peace in the midst of chaos ("Breathing Air Again," "Better Days"). That theme rings through in my favorite RSB song,--"New Day" from the Give Yourself Away record--a poignant reminder that no matter what is happening around me or how busy my life is, I have my wife and our home to center me and bring me back to life. It begins with a verse so wonderful, I decorated our dining room wall with the last three words of the second line as a gift to Karen.
I'm gonna sing this song, to let you know that you're not alone
And if you're like me you need hope, coffee, melody
So sit back down and let the world keep spinning 'round
Yesterday's gone, and today is waiting on you to show your face
The Robbie Seay Band is worth checking out if you like worship music with a creative edge and songwriting that brings intimacy with God without contrived composition.