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This song was written as a tribute to my Grandparents Bob and Marie Mikels on their 60th wedding anniversary. They are very special to me. Their constant love and faith ceaselessly moves through our family as a river and will continue to flow for generations. I love the text of this piece taken from Ecclesiastes 12. At the end of the day our greatest wish is simply that God remembers us.

Ecclesiastes 12:2-7

Remember Me

By 

Jonathon Roberts

Credits: 

Curated by: 

Spark+Echo Arts

2010

Image by Giorgio Trovato

Primary Scripture

Before the sun, the light, the moon, and the stars are darkened,
and the clouds return after the rain;
in the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble,
and the strong men shall bow themselves,
and the grinders cease because they are few,
and those who look out of the windows are darkened,
and the doors shall be shut in the street;
when the sound of the grinding is low,
and one shall rise up at the voice of a bird,
and all the daughters of music shall be brought low;
yes, they shall be afraid of heights,
and terrors will be on the way;
and the almond tree shall blossom,
and the grasshopper shall be a burden,
and desire shall fail;
because man goes to his everlasting home,
and the mourners go about the streets:
before the silver cord is severed,
or the golden bowl is broken,
or the pitcher is broken at the spring,
or the wheel broken at the cistern,
and the dust returns to the earth as it was,
and the spirit returns to God who gave it.

Ecclesiastes 12:2-7

This song was written as a tribute to my Grandparents Bob and Marie Mikels on their 60th wedding anniversary. They are very special to me. Their constant love and faith ceaselessly moves through our family as a river and will continue to flow for generations. I love the text of this piece taken from Ecclesiastes 12. At the end of the day our greatest wish is simply that God remembers us.



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. www.jonathonroberts.com




Jonathon Roberts

About the Artist

I Make Tents

The Sower

Response

There Is Room

These are My Sons

Consider Me a Partner

Weakness

The Day Is Almost Here

Surrogate

Babbler

Prayer

How Beautiful

I Am a Fool

The Constant

Ecclesiastes Cows

Blessing

Fools for Christ

More Than Rubies