Best Ignatian Songs: Holland Road

My daughter Laura texted me with the news that the British band Mumford & Sons has released a new album, saying “It’s awesome,”  so I checked it out. M&S take spirituality seriously. (Their song “After the Storm” was a Best Ignatian Song last year.) Themes of faith, hope, forgiveness, and prayer weave their way through many of the songs on their new album.  There’s no cheap grace with M&S.  In “Holland Road,” faith comes hard, amid darkness:

But I’ll still believe though there’s cracks you’ll see,

When I’m on my knees I’ll still believe,

And when I’ve hit the ground, neither lost nor found,

If you believe in me I’ll still believe.

Lyrics here.  Click here to watch this video on YouTube.


  1. First of all, I read the lyrics and that was good but then I listened to Mumford & Sons sing the lyrics and that gave so much more meaning to the words because they were feeling the lyrics and allowing the audience to feel the lyrics as well. That’s the way it is in my spiritual life also – sometimes I just skim the surface and other times I enter deeply into life with God and truly feel that relationship with our Creator. Thanks for sharing this.


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