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The lullaby, Loving Arms, is a lullaby written in response to the famous section of Scripture known as "Jesus and the Little Children".

Mark 10:14-16

Loving Arms


Jonathon Roberts


Music and lyrics by Jonathon Roberts
Performed by Jonathon Roberts and Emily Clare Zempel
Artist Location: New York City

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Image by Giorgio Trovato

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Loving Arms is a lullaby written in response to Jesus’ invitation to the little children in Mark 10:14-16. This song was commissioned by two friends of Spark+Echo Arts as a lullaby for their new baby girl, born June 27th, 2011.

Spark Notes

The Artist's Reflection

Jonathon Roberts is a composer and sound designer for games, film, theatre, and ensembles. His style grew out of classical and jazz training, and evolved through quality life adventures: touring the country in an RV with a one person theater piece on the Apostle Paul, living in Brooklyn with an improv music ensemble, performing in a downtown NYC absurdist comedy band, and a long stint writing music for the renowned slot machine company, High 5 Games. He has released four albums including the latest, Cities a song cycle personifying biblical cities. He created the popular podcast/web series ComposerDad Vs. Bible, in which ComposerDad accepts intense compositional challenges from a mysterious Bible while out with his kids. He frequently collaborates on music and theater projects with his wife, actor Emily Clare Zempel. They live in Beacon, NY, with their two boys and a tangled box of electrical cords.

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