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"Has not my inheritance become to me like a lion in the forest? She roars at me, therefore I hate her." After the Prophet Jeremiah boldly files a complaint with God in the beginning of Jeremiah about the condition of Judah, God replies with stern words of discipline. God uses vivid illustration to illuminate his sadness and frustration with the people he loves. This response is set to music in the song, "Inheritance".

Jeremiah 12:5-17

Inheritance

By 

The Spark & Echo Band

Credits: 

Curated by: 

Spark+Echo Arts

2010

Image by Giorgio Trovato

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"Has not my inheritance become to me like a lion in the forest? She roars at me, therefore I hate her." After the Prophet Jeremiah boldly files a complaint with God in the beginning of Jeremiah about the condition of Judah, God replies with stern words of discipline. God uses vivid illustration to illuminate his sadness and frustration with the people he loves. This response is set to music in the song, "Inheritance".


The final line of song, "Bear the shame of your harvest, because of the Lord's angry mouth," touches on the thought from this passage that while the words from the Lord's "mouth" are angry, in his heart there is deep love for those he is pursuing.


-Jonathon Roberts


*This song is the track of The Spark+Echo Band's 2012 album.



Spark Notes

The Artist's Reflection

The Spark & Echo Band is a family outfit of songwriting-storytellers led by husband and wife duo Jonathon Roberts and Emily Clare Zempel. Their music brings forgotten poetry and wild stories from the Bible to life: visions of sparkling wheels in the sky, hunger and thirst, and legends of love as strong as death weave with memorable melodies and captivating rhythms. Drawing from a classical background, influenced by the pianism of Rufus Wainwright and Ben Folds, and emulating Paul Simon’s narratival techniques, Spark & Echo sings epic tales of love and adventure.


The duo has collaborated on three full lengths albums (Spark&Echo, Inheritance, Cities Project), one video album (In the Clocktower), in addition to many theatrical collaborations, this very nonprofit, and two children. They live in beautiful Beacon, New York, with all of the above.



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