The desire for this project came out of the community of Fort Worth Presbyterian church. Several in the church were writing hymns and others hoped for a recording of some kind. The process of crafting an album began. And we didn’t know what to expect.
When we realized we had enough songs to complete an album, we began polishing them into a format we believed would be a blessing to churches by aiding them in worship with new songs, and would speak to those closest to us about the truth of God's work on our behalf. We started recording this past summer in the building of stone and wood in which we meet every week, wishing for experiences of grace and mercy toward the people therein to help the sounds resonate. We soon realized we were raising a landmark of what God has been doing among us here at Fort Worth Presbyterian Church. We will be able to look back upon this project for years to come with gratitude to God for his faithfulness.
Despite the lack of a predetermined direction in the choice of lyrics, we found a theme emerging:
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. (Psalm 103:1-5, ESV)
Articulating the movement of that thread through the old texts with acoustic and electric guitar, voice, piano, banjo, drums, dobro, bass, violin and cello, trombone, percussion, stomping feet, we hope that the church will be encouraged by the good news through these hymns.