Tuesday, December 8, 2009

New Project

For a long time I have wanted to record some of the old hymns in the setting of First Presbyterian Church as the golden sunlight streams through the stained glass windows. Hymns like "O To Be Like Thee", "Jesus, Rose of Sharon", and "Let the Beauty of Jesus Be Seen in Me". These hymns are too beautiful to vanish off the worship radar forever and I would like to sing them for my neices and nephews......and anyone else who will listen.

There is probably only an hour of "sunset sunshine" so our recording window of time is limited. We finally were able to experiment and since the church was decorated for Christmas I did a couple Christmas carols for starters.

This is the first attempt.....a bit amateurish but hopefully there will some improvement if I practice!!! Special thanks to David Sowers for recording these. He is the son of long time friends, Donald and Janice Sowers.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sunrise at Table Rock

I heard You speak to me
in the golden moments
When You painted with a broad brush
the pink and blue shades of a new day.

I heard You speak to me
through the quiet majesty
Of the mountains rising in the distance
catching the first delightful kiss of the sun.

Your care, Your love, Your strength,
have been my constant source
Even though the scenes of life
have changed for me since I last met You here.

You've brought me through some bitter miles
when all seemed lost and hope was dim.
At times You felt so far away
but now my faith is bright again.

I was certain I'd find You here--
and when I heard You tapping on the glass
I knew You wanted me to come and see
the sunrise--painted just for me.

by Dorothy Klass

Rick Warren Interviewed

This interview with Rick Warren is well worth listening to.
davidgregory: If you are interested, here is my intvu with Rick Warren http://bit.ly/4AgiLI
by:David Gregory