Christian artist Lorraine Darwin shares with you her meditations of the Lord Jesus Christ through her sophomore album, "A God So Faithful." Join her in this uplifting musical journey that will leave you feeling encouraged and refreshed. Songs have clear sounding vocals, with a variety of keyboard and guitar accompaniment.
Lorraine has played piano since childhood, and found her love for writing poetry and singing as a teenager. It was recently, in her late 20's, that she decided to try her hand at song-writing. "It’s joy to be able to express my love for the Lord, my aspirations, and my meditations through song. My prayer is that these songs will magnify my Lord and encourage the listener."
Several of Lorraine’s friends contributed to the creation of this album. The lyrics for "Living Water" were written by friend Anna Drewry Trent. "Anna shared her poem with me, and was gracious in letting me put music to it. It took a couple of tries to find the correct style of music that reflected her feelings. I would describe the end product as upbeat and joyful," shares Lorraine. "The Lighthouse" was inspired by friend Jan Rowland. "She was so poetic in her ideas about the Lord as a Lighthouse, that I asked her if she would write them as song lyrics. She said that her strength was in prose, not poetry, and that I could go ahead with writing it myself. Thankfully, upon completion of the song, she expressed that I had captured her thoughts." Talented guitar player Tom Malcolm adds quality and depth to three songs on the CD. Tom, along with friends Mona Schonberg, Michael Windheuser, Michelle Heller, and Sarah Block share their talent on the backing vocals of two songs.
The title cut of the CD "A God So Faithful" will stir you heart to praise the Lord. "Do You Have A Story?" will challenge you to examine your own standing before the Lord. Anyone who has been through deep trials will identify with God's mysterious workings as explored in "Let Him Take You Down." "Let Me Tell You Of My Lord" is simply the overflow of Lorraine’s love for her Savior. Lorraine shares, "Every song has its own special inspiration. 'Wait Upon The Lord' grew from learning that God's timing may not be what I expect. 'The Lord's Ways' actually came from my reaction to a scene in the musical 'Les Miserables,' which led me to consider spiritual contrasts I’ve noticed in Scripture. 'A Song of the Shepherds' developed around a line from a 17th century Christmas poem. And 'That Coming Day' stemmed from my thoughts of the songs we’ll be singing in heaven.
Lorraine currently resides in Arkansas, in the Little Rock metro area. She was raised in northeastern Kansas, and received her BSE and MSE degrees at the University of Kansas. Lorraine moved to the Little Rock area in 1999 to assist friends who were starting a church. She works as a high school math teacher in a small community outside of Little Rock.