This short musical passage composed, performed and produced by Derek J. Mason, speaks volumes about the spiritual quest of the human spirit for the meaning of life. Derek created this “Lord of All” piece in 2002 and released in it 2002 and 2003. He played it on the same classical guitar he used for his solo guitar work on cruise ships shortly thereafter. It has since become more than a contemplative guitar piece.
I first published this video on February 14, 2016, on the eve of the one year anniversary of the passing of my husband Derek Mason.
In this memorial, I honour, Derek, the fact that you loved God first … above all; and that is good; I would have it no other way. With a vision of eternity, we both know (as (I knew at your passing) that this vertical form of Love (Agape) actually preserves the love between the two of us as eternal, sacred. I remember you saying, many times, especially in your last 18 months on Terra Firma, “I want to go to heaven” You said it passionately, sometimes almost tearfully. Many people didn’t know that about you. Now more folks will know that you grew to love God, the Lord of All, first and foremost, and that you kept your spiritual antennae directed to the voice of God, throughout much of your struggle. I’m sure that is why this piece of music sounds so deep and so searching.
~ Anthea Mason