Thursday, November 29, 2007

Indelible Grace V

I've been pining for the arrival of my pre-ordered Indelible Grace's newest project, "Wake Thy Slumbering Children." I've been wondering what sort of treasures I'll find in their new collection of soul-stirring, faith-strengthening, Christ-exalting arrangements of sadly forgotten hymns.

No more pining. No more wondering. Almost. Because...we can all hear extended samples of the entire album online, here. Thanks, Corey, for pointing this out to me!

Thank you Kevin Twit and all of the Indelible Grace musicians for another blessing to our church, and more importantly THE Church of Christ.

Here's what they're saying about "Wake Thy Slumbering Children":

"It is a joy to introduce you to this latest collection of hymns with new tunes. These hymns help us express our heart cries in words richer than our own, and open our eyes to see the beauty of a Savior who has promised the blessings we need most. What joy to know that as we cry “Wake Thy slumbering children!” we cry to the Father for His “promised blessing” to revive His church. What comfort to know that even when our hearts are bereaved and lonely, we can be reminded and encouraged: “O watch and wait with patience, and question all you will; His arms of love and mercy are ‘round about thee still.” What power to know that as we cry, “Come, Lord, and wipe away the curse, the sin, the stain, and make this blighted world of ours Thine own fair world again” we actually cry out to the One who died to make this dream a reality. What glory to know that, even in our dying hour, we can plead “abide with me” to the One who has promised to never leave or forsake us. We commend these hymns because we believe they have power to wake us to the reality of our great need for Jesus and open our eyes to see we have a great Jesus for our need."

3 comments:

Dave said...

why aren't these available for download? i'm still puzzled that such great music is so hard to get. i know Sandra McCracken is now available on iTunes, but I hate iTunes. oh well...

Joshua Otte said...

That.I.do.not.know.

Maybe because this music is so much more text-driven, they decided to only sell the CD along with the lyrics/jacket. My best guess.

corey thomas said...

YES!!!!!!! you're welcome. I still don't have mine but I am ordering it soon, very soon. I've listened to the clips and they all sound great so far. did i tell you i saw Matthew Smith in concert in November? pretty good stuff. it was him and a guitar. great to sing all the indelible grace stuff live with Matthew. got to hang with him afterward too. great guy. check out my blog and have a listen Johnny Cash when you get a chance!