Pure In Heart - Honoring Dave Perrin
© Randall Hinds, 2015. Used by permission.
Every once in a while you encounter a person who, no matter what their age, reminds you of the simplicity, purity, and joy of a child. Dave Perrin always was one of those people for me. And though I rarely got to connect with him over the past forty-plus years I've known him, as I wrote this song I felt fairly certain my impressions of his essential nature were accurate. After the memorial service where this song was played, those who really knew him well confirmed it, Dave was indeed "pure in heart" in that childlike way that Jesus talked about. It is my honor to honor him, his memory here, and the life he undoubtedly still enjoys on the other side, with this song.