It could be Saul, struck blind on the way to Damascus. Or it could be Page Lynch, a humble musician who loves to praise God with the songs he writes on his guitar. Perhaps it doesn’t sound like a struggle, but Page had long held a belief that the use of instruments in worship was unacceptable to God. In college, he began to search the scriptures and realized that his beliefs didn’t stand up to God’s Word.
“I have to follow His call wherever that leads,” Page explains, “even when people don’t understand. He’s given us all a role in His story, and sometimes that means we have to tune out the other stories being told.” Page’s debut album Remove Your Shoes creates an atmosphere of truth that both invites and produces reverent awe, in much the way Chris Tomlin and David Crowder do. He titled the album appropriately—it stands as a reminder that we are constantly in God’s presence, and our only appropriate response is to live a life of constant worship. In the short time that he’s been pursuing this new calling, he’s worked toward acquiring a degree in theology and ministry at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. It was in Nashville that Page first caught the attention of Joey Elwood, President of Gotee Records.
“Initially, I was drawn into Page’s work with the song ‘Adonai,’” Elwood says, “but this new album, Remove Your Shoes, is just great. What I love about this work is not just the musicianship, but what Page has to say in his songs. It's always refreshing to hear an artist with a clear ministry vision, and that is definitely Page.” “Adonai” is a song that keeps garnering attention for Page. Industry professionals and fans alike can’t seem to get enough of it. “I wrote the music for it while I was feeling very guilty over my sin and the ongoing battle with it. The apostle Paul describes the Christian life as a race that we are running.
I remember reading that and thinking, ‘God, I feel like I’m crawling.’ When I first started writing the lyrics, what came out was ‘I am crawling back to glory,’ but when the forgiveness that Christ bought for me on the cross really began to settle into my heart, I felt the truth of Paul’s words, my tempo quickened, and the phrase quickly became ‘I am running back to glory.’” It’s that kind of honesty and humility that draws people like magnets not only to Page’s music, but to him as a person as well. He has a way of making his audience members feel encouraged and important when he speaks to them after shows. He’s goofy and loveable and all the things that set people at ease around him. There’s a total lack of the kind of pretension one might expect from a burgeoning musician.
Page and his wife currently live in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where he’s working on a book that will serve as a companion project for Remove Your Shoes. The book shares the stories behind the songs on the album while delivering a quirky discourse on the removal of shoes in God’s presence in biblical accounts. And Page’s own story, of casting off all restraint and following Jesus regardless of the cost, serves as a perfect lens to magnify the glory of the God who has been present with us and faithful to us throughout every generation. by Tara-Leigh Cobble Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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