From his heart’s prayers to music, visually-impaired composer Jeffrey Lim, in his winning song entry “Hiling”, has revealed his dreams for the things of heaven.
“There are people who dream of earthly things; they want to be rich, et cetera but as for me, I only have one dream and that is to gain eternal life in heaven because that is the goal of the children of God. A life with no more hunger, thirst, tiredness, tears. I will be happy if I will reach heaven to be with God,” Lim said in an interview.
Interpreted by Eevee frontman Enzo Villegas, the worship anthem is a song about the songwriter’s hopes and dreams of an eternal life with God as well as his promises to follow God’s will.
The composition bested two song entries namely TJ Cardona’s “Para Sa ‘Yo” interpreted by Mic Llave and Brando Juan’s “Ama” sang by Lucky Robles in June Monthly Finals of A Song of Praise Music Festival.
With its clear message and great recall, dramatic intro, and good melodic arrangements, the song has a way of inspiring listeners’ to set their affections on things above.
Lim, beyond thankful to God for a chance to see through music, said it is not his intention to compete with others or to be superior over anyone in the music fest, but to give hope to those who dream, offer thanksgiving, and above all —glorify the Lord through music.