Singer-songwriter extraordinaire John Burland has unveiled a beautiful new song, titled Embrace Me Lord, penned during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown.

“At the time I was very much aware of the suffering and difficulties facing so many people around me,” said Mr Burland, Sydney Catholic Schools’ Education Officer: Archdiocesan Liturgical.

“It was also a time when I was dealing with caring for my Mum in palliative care and coming to terms with her diagnosis and what it meant for our family.

“For me, it was a time of great faith and prayerfulness, even through some of the darkest nights.

“My hope is that the song reminds us all that no matter how challenging and difficult the road becomes, we are blessed to have a God that always loves us and carries us in times of need.”