Songs in the Key of Life is my album for 2017. For this track, and quite a few others. Stevie has this silky sloppy funk that just gets in all my cracks and crevices, and it’s not easy to get out. The lyrics make you think, the music allows you to feel.
“Every problem has an answer, and if yours you cannot find, just talk it over with Him. He’ll give you peace of mind. When you feel like life’s too hard, just go have a talk with God.”
I can’t think of any hymn that better describes the purpose and power of prayer than this psalm right here. When I asked Rev Taylor about prayer as a kid, his advice was similar to this. It comes from the same place.