The Hours: Queen of My Heart

IT ALL ENDS TUESDAY! Well, not the world or other important stuff like that, but our fundraising for our album. At the time of posting this video, we are just $655 short of our goal, so please help us at

I’m surprised to realize this, but even though I’ve been writing Catholic music for over 25 years, I’ve never written a song solely about Mary. I mention her in “I Shall Be Healed” and on my first album I did a musical arrangement to the “Hail Mary,” but in terms of an original work directly about her, this is my first. I feel kind of guilty it took me this long!

The main focus of the lyrics come from Scripture: “Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled” (Luke 1:45). “And you yourself a sword will pierce so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed” (Luke 2:35). “Behold, your mother” (John 19:27). “A woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars” (Revelation 12:1).

For the video, I’m thrilled that Blair Barlow gave me permission to use some of her beautiful artwork! If you don’t know her, she is an alumna of Franciscan University and created a beautiful mosaic that is visible when you first arrive on campus (it is the first image in the song). She has lots of wonderful stuff and has prints for sale available on her webpage,

This is the last video of our fundraising campaign. Once it is over, I’m going to take them offline and eventually bring them back with the final versions of the song. So I hope you enjoy this for the next few days. God bless!

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