A track from Project Paul, setting the famous 1 Corinthians chapter 13 on love. “How Beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news.” When I perform this piece in Project Paul (as you hear it now) there is dancing and it features a fine saxophone quartet made up of my friends back at Lawrence University, Chris Clouthier, Allison Davis, Mark Determan, and Kim Reece. When I perform it live at clubs I play it on piano and sing and it’s sometimes preceded with an awkward story about a guy in NYC who tried to scam me on craigslist into being a foot model.

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These were my favorite sandals until they got weak.
These were my favorite sandals until they got weak.

1 Corinthians 13
1If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.
4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. 11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. 12Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

You can hear more from Project Paul at www.projectpaul.com.

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