New Release: The Hymn to the Lost and Wicked Souls
We had the pleasure of creating and performing the music for author Jeremy Dwyer for his latest book release. The song can be heard by clicking on this link. Here is the information from the website about the book and song:
The Hymn to the Lost and Wicked Souls is a song of spiritual redemption, that calls the souls of the dead to repentance for their wicked deeds in life. It urges them to turn to God’s ways, admitting their own sins. It also calls spirits to rest, rather than wage war, so that they do not haunt the living. This was written by the character named Lady Onora in Book 2: Inferno & Intrigue. She is a drinker of the waters of the Pirovalen Ocean, which gives her powers of music elevated to a supernatural level. Among the most basic gifts that Lady Onora receives as a result of drinking these waters is that she has no need for musical instruments: her voice has the richness of an entire symphony orchestra, and her music projects powerfully everywhere she sings.
Jeremy wrote the words and I provided the melody. It was a great project and the result is an ethereal, haunting song. I hope you’ll check out his books as well!
Here are the lyrics for The Hymn to the Lost and Wicked Souls:
Soul in torment, flesh and blood now long lost.
Burdened spirit, paying the eternal cost.
Truce declared, for a moment do not fight.
Cease your haunting, rest and let in living light.
Your life was evil, shedding blood and stealing wealth.
Your words were lies, you hid your acts in stealth.
I call on you just now, to listen to my words of right.
Halt your wicked ways, wake from the pain and death of night.
You brought on your own blight.
Let not chaos be your way.
Barren destruction is its yield.
Let order guide your moves, I pray.
It makes the harvest and the field.
Fulfillment can be found.
Your soul can be unbound.
When justice is the path you travel,
Your chains it will unravel.
Admit your wrongs, and then repay.
Find forgiveness, and sincerely say.
Come Creator take me away.
Your will is true, right and complete.
Evil, lies and death you defeat.
With your plan we will find joy.
Our very spirits you can release.
With your love we will live forever.
With your laws we will find peace.
Thanks again Jeremy for the opportunity to be part of your project! Here is the link again to The Hymn to the Lost and Wicked Souls. We have many other projects that I’ve blogged about as well. They are all on my blog under the Song Case Studies category if you want to see more!