“Several holiday seasons ago,” Murney said in a statement, “I was asked to do a benefit concert, and when I saw Max was also on the roster, I basically bum rushed him until he said he would sing this John Bucchino arrangement with me. Now we try to sing it once a year anywhere that will have us. This year we decided to record it to raise money for Covenant House and to tweak the arrangement to make it more lush by using cello, harp and piano—and are thrilled that [musicians] Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf, Kristi Shade, and Deborah Abramson joined us.
“We hope people enjoy it as much as we enjoyed recording it—and how lovely to think that we can help the kids from Covenant House through the power of music. The slightly altered, more secular lyrics always really spoke to us too, now more than ever. We hope it inspires and uplifts others as much as it does us.”
Covenant House is the largest privately funded agency in the Americas providing shelter, food, immediate crisis care, and an array of other services to homeless and runaway youth. For more information, visit CovenantHouse.org.