What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?



There isn’t much I can say about today’s breathtakingly-beautiful thing. Depending on who you ask, it’s either Psalm 53, 52, or 51, sung in Aramaic or some Neo-Aramaic dialect (never read the comments). The singers are reportedly an Assyrian girl and Assyrian Eastern Orthodox priest, Father Serafim, accompanied by his choir in a performance for Pope Francis. The song was recorded in 2016 at the cathedral in Tbilisi, Georgia. There are many conflicting reports about what is being sung, but what is indisputable is the deep, universal beauty of the music and the voices.

Disappointingly, there isn’t more of it anywhere that I can find. I found the same pair singing the same song in a few different places, but that’s all there is. It will have to be enough.

I hope it brings you as much peace as it did me.

A million thanks to L.T. for posting this and leading me down a wonderful if unproductive rabbit hole.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

10 thoughts on “Psalms

  1. Beautiful no matter what language. Totally enjoyed it and will play them again. Hal

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  2. So beautiful – it made me cry. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Would help if I knew what they are saying. I heard very little words.Mostly chants.

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  4. That was beautiful and moving. I think not understanding the language or much of the cultural context meant I really focused on the musicality of their voices and the emotion and atmosphere the music generated. It was somehow both soothing and sombre.

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