TCC Playlist: A Love Supreme by John Coltrane

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John Coltrane

“His way . . . it is so wonderful.”

John Coltrane was a musician addicted to heroin, and on the verge of losing everything, when, in 1957, he had a mystical experience, what he described as “a spiritual awakening.” He went on to get clean and record “A Love Supreme,” a jazz masterpiece, and one of the greatest albums of all time. “A Love Supreme” is a meditation on the love of God. Read a story on the album from NPR, Coltrane’s poetry, and listen to the album below:

Listen to the story of “A Love Supreme” from NPR here:

Read the poem he wrote to match the fourth movement here:

I will do all I can to be worthy of Thee O Lord.
It all has to do with it.
Thank you God. Peace.
There is none other. God is. It is so beautiful.
Thank you God. God is all.
Help us to resolve our fears and weaknesses.
Thank you God. In You all things are possible.
We know. God made us so.
Keep your eye on God. God is. He always was. He always will be.
No matter what…it is God.
He is gracious and merciful.
It is most important that I know Thee.
Words, sounds, speech, men, memory, thoughts, fears and emotions – time – all related … all made from one … all made in one.
Blessed be His name.
Thought waves – heat waves-all vibrations all paths lead to God.
Thank you God. His way … it is so lovely … it is gracious.
It is merciful – thank you God.
One thought can produce millions of vibrations and they all go back to God … everything does.
Thank you God. Have no fear … believe … thank you God. The universe has many wonders. God is all. His way … it is so wonderful.
Thoughts – deeds – vibrations, etc. They all go back to God and He cleanses all. He is gracious and merciful…thank you God.
Glory to God … God is so alive. God is. God loves.
May I be acceptable in Thy sight.
We are all one in His grace.
The fact that we do exist is acknowledgement of Thee O Lord.
Thank you God. God will wash away all our tears … He always has … He always will.
Seek Him everyday. In all ways seek God everyday. Let us sing all songs to God
To whom all praise is due … praise God.
No road is an easy one, but they all go back to God.
With all we share God.
It is all with God.
It is all with Thee.
Obey the Lord.
Blessed is He.
We are from one thing … the will of God … thank you God.
I have seen God – I have seen ungodly – none can be greater – none can compare to God.
Thank you God. He will remake us … He always has and He always will.
It is true – blessed be His name – thank you God.
God breathes through us so completely … so gently we hardly feel it … yet, it is our everything. Thank you God.
All from God.
Thank you God. Amen.

JOHN COLTRANE – December, 1964

Listen to the album here:

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