Making Lemonade from the Covid-19 Lemon

It has certainly not been easy. My family is a regular to restaurants, movie theatres, and parks. The freedom to walk about without fear of getting sick or getting someone else sick seems so long ago.

But, with God and music, I find relief…

The Blessing (Kari Jobe)
I Will Rise (Chris Tomlin)
Lord I Need You (Matt Maher)

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  1. December 9, 2020    

    Hi, Rob. I don’t know how to contact you, other than this attempt. I belong to a small, (<100 members), Lutheran church in northern Minnesota. Because of COVID-19, our church is currently closed to gathering. We are offering online worship services, and I am the person who puts together the videos.

    In the past our congregation has always sung "Light One Candle To Watch For Messiah", which appears in our hymnal, at each worship service during Advent. I found your lovely recording of this haunting song on youtube. I tried to fill out your Royalty-free Creative Common License application, but that particular song is not on the list.

    We would love to use the soundtrack to your youtube video of this song in our worship service on December 13, 2020. Is there another way that I can seek official permission? Our church takes copyright issues very seriously, and I don't want to in any way infringe on your copyright protected material. Your version of this song is just amazing!

    I am hoping to have this video finished by Saturday, December 12, 2020. I look forward to your reply.

    • Rob Reed Rob Reed
      December 9, 2020    

      It would be my privilege and honor! Have a blessed Advent season, and thank you for listening!

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In May, 2005, Rob was a secular, Jewish, thirty-something, Los Angeles, personal injury attorney whose idea of getting up early on a Sunday was getting up for the third quarter of the first televised, NFL games.

Thirsting on the idea of playing in a band for the first time in a decade, Rob finally accepted his neighbor's request to get up at seven-in-the-morning on Sundays in order to participate.

Eleven months later, his world was turned upside down by Jesus. Instantly, he began leading songs on the worship team and was the worship leader from 2010-2022.

Rob is now the worship leader at Calvary Chapel Malibu. He released his fifth album “The Author of My Story” on December 15, 2023, available on all of your favorite streaming platforms… and he is preparing to launch a new Christian teaching podcast called “Christ Supremacist.”


  1. A good day to you Mr. Robert, I have the same issue as the latest commentor above where YouTube kept…