On Borrowed Time | En Tiempo Prestado
- Artist: José Rubén De León
- Release Date: 2016
- Price: $10.00
A collection of Spanish and English songs of love, hope and resurrection describing José Rubén De León’s walk of faith as he contends with the death of his beloved mother.
Featuring: José Rubén De León with J. Javier Gutiérrez guitarist and Donald Walker Jr. saxophonist.
Music can be a source of inspiration and motivation, even empowerment for some. For actor, vocalist and composer José Rubén De León, music comforted him during his mother’s year-long battle with liver cancer, healed the pain when she died, and today, continues to be a way he strengthens his faith in God and reaches out to others.
In loving memory of his mother, Araceli, who died Aug. 4, 1996, at the age of 68, De León wrote and produced a compact disc, “On Borrowed Time/Tiempo Prestado.” This collection of Spanish and English songs of love, hope and resurrection describes De León’s walk of faith as he sought to come to terms with losing his beloved mother. BUY NOW »
“Producing and recording this compact disc was a labor of love,” says De León. “Music consoled me during the various stages of my mother’s battle with cancer. The first song on the compact disc, “The Lord is My Shepherd,” helped ‘let go.’ I would play this song almost every time after visiting with my mother.”
The music, inspirational and hopeful, comes alive as it demonstrates the very struggles Christ exhibited on the cross – doubt, fear, anger, hope, love and faith.
The song “Face to Face,” inspired by Psalm 91 and Araceli’s words “I want to see God face to face to thank him for all He’s blessed me with,” demonstrates De León’s faith in a very loving and personal God. The refrain reads:
Face to face my Lord, I long to see you
For you have been my refuge, my fortress
You’re the one in whom I trust, You answer me when I call
And you call me by my name, I want to cling to your side
And find shelter under your wings
In the title song, “On Borrwed Time,” De León reminds us that although we do not control the hourglass, the Lord is faithful and will come for His beloved.
On borrowed time, you do survive
But when you hear sweet music playing
That’s when I come to take you by the hand
The music from “On Borrowed Time” is more than just a tribute to Araceli, it has assisted in De León’s own emotional and spiritual healing. “People who have lost loved ones can relate to this album; it provides comfort and hope,” De León said.