Story Behind the Song: Wait With Me

Susan Bailey writes:

Wait with Me is based on readings from a book detailing the locutions received by Fr. Don Stefano Gobbi, the founder of the Marian Movement of Priests from the Blessed Mother. In these readings, Mary speaks about her waiting for the Christ Child to be born. I found these readings to be a wonderful way to reflect upon Advent, a beautiful season of joyful expectation that is so overshadowed by the noise and chaos of the commercial Christmas of the world. Written in the first person and arranged and performed in a simple and peaceful manner, you can imagine the Blessed Mother sharing her reflections with you on the coming of Christ Jesus as a baby into the world.

This song is available on through iTunes, and is on two albums: Wait with Me: Advent of the Promised Son and Mater Dei. Visit my website to see how you can purchase the albums.

You can listen to the song in its entirety here (or here for dial-up users).

Wait with Me
based on #462, #484 and #508 of To the Priests, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons by Don Stefano Gobbi

Beloved child, enter in this mystery
This blessed time as we wait for the Holy Son
Come inside of my immaculate heart
And wait with me, oh wait for Him to come!

Come feel my sigh of expectation
The spark of love, the moan of desire
As I wait now in labor
With a love that burns like fire

The nightime comes and darkness swallows
The fading light, the end of day
And yet His light envelopes me
In His ecstasy, His way

Prepare your hearts now for this moment
In quiet solitude and song
And let the tranquil peace of soul
Mark the passage of night to dawn


As I have commented before,

As I have commented before, the style and lyrics to this song really move my heart! Susan's voice sounds rich, and the lyrics draw the listener into this beautiful anticipation Mary must have felt....." Come feel my sigh of expectation"..... thank you, Susan for such a tender song....annie