Tuesday, September 4, 2018
It is with great joy that I await the release of my newest album, Hallelujah: A Collection of Hymns. When I recorded this album, I recorded it for you. I may not know your story, but God knows your story. These hymns, dating back hundreds, even thousands of years (yes, one that is on the album dates back to the 4th century A.D.!), tell God's story so very well. They tell the good news that we are not alone, we are not forgotten, we have a Rescuer, a Redeemer, and a Lover of our souls Who is holy and good beyond measure. These hymns weave together Truth, Beauty, and Mystery. They are anchored in the promises of Scripture and the stories of saints who have gone before...saints who were sinners just like you and me, who found their one and only hope in the Savior, Jesus Christ.
What a great honor it has been to create arrangements of these beloved texts and tunes, with the goal of preserving their message and timeless wonder. I pray that the 14 tracks on this album will inspire prayer, kindle worship, and remind your soul of the true peace that passes understanding. I pray that you find courage to tell your story, strength to sing your song, and grace to look to Jesus in all things. May we find ourselves continually in awe of the Holy Triune God we worship, giving glory to His Name evermore.
Thank you beyond words for your prayers and support for this album. I hope that this special pre-release is an opportunity for you to give this hymns CD away to someone who needs a reminder of hope. It's also a way that I want to show my gratitude to you, my friend and listener!
Lastly, keep those stories coming in about your favorite hymns and why they mean so much to you! I realize there are hundreds of hymns out there that are treasured and so meaningful to many of you, but I hope you find one or two of your favorites on Hallelujah: A Collection of Hymns!