Paul Cardall’s new masterpiece, A New Creation, is inspirational and awe-inspiring. Just as Michael Angelo masterfully painted his magnificent mural on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, Paul uses his music as his paint brush and the beautiful lyrics of the songs as the colorful brush strokes to paint a remarkable portrait of the Savior. Michael Angelo’s work depicts the doctrine of humanity’s need for salvation as offered by God through Jesus Christ, and Paul’s beautiful new creation is a living testimony of the Savior of humankind.
On 6 October 2016, just two weeks after he debuted A New Creation on his YouTube channel with the release of “One By One,” the song that is considered the heart of the album, Paul has released a new video for the soul-stirring song “Gethsemane.” The song is the eighth track on the album and features the world-renown powerful tenor voice of Nathan Pacheco. The video, recorded at Stone Angel Music Studios in Salt Lake City, Utah, depicts both the divine love and mission of the Messiah of whom prophets of old such as Isaiah spoke. The Prophet Isaiah records these words of the Immortal Messiah in Isaiah 61:1, “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound.”
Although Nathan Pacheco beautifully sings the words in Italian, a language unknown to some, there is no need for an interpreter as the heart of the listener proves to be an excellent translator, translating the message of the song into a language that is readily understood. As viewers watch the video and listen to the words of this powerful song, they can sense the redeeming love that the Savior has for them as a feeling of serenity sweeps over them.
As a side note, anyone wishing to follow along with the English translation of “Gethsemane,” they may do so by clicking on “CC” or Closed Caption. This song is one that a person will want to listen to many times over.
This author believes that Paul Cardall’s masterpiece, A New Creation, was brought forth at this particular moment in time by divine inspiration and is his personal testimony to the world of the love that the Savior has for him and all of us. Furthermore, if “One By One” is considered the heart of the album, then “Gethsemane” is, in my humble opinion, undoubtedly, the pièce de ré·sis·tance.