Beautiful new album from the talented Sandra McCracken. I’ve been listening to it non-stop for a couple of months. Highly recommended.
Here’s an Easter Mix I put together a few years ago made up of songs by Andrew Peterson and Jill Phillips. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
01. Andrew Peterson – All Things New [0:00]
02. Andrew Peterson – Serve Hymn / Holy is the Lord [3:50]
03. Jill Phillips – All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name [8:02]
04. Andrew Peterson – High Noon [11:34]
05. Jill Phillips – Praise to the Lord the Almighty [16:01]
06. Jill Phillips – Hosanna [18:58]
07. Andrew Peterson – Hosanna [24:15]
08. Jill Phillips – Christ the Lord is Risen Today [28:28]
09. Jill Phillips – Fairest Lord Jesus [32:25]
10. Jill Phillips – Man of Sorrows [36:49]
11. Jill Phillips – Lamb of God [40:08]
12. Andrew Peterson – The Good Confession (I Believe) [45:09]
You can get these songs from the following albums, which are highly recommended:
Andrew Peterson – Love and Thunder
Andrew Peterson – Resurrection Letters, Volume II
Wendell Berry – Like The Water
Autumn doesn’t officially start until Saturday, but we’ve been having a preview here in Charlottesville for the past week or so. Crisp mornings, cool evenings, leaves beginning to change. It’s raining today; everything is green-come-colorful outside, and there are drops on the windows. It’s a wonderful sound in the background as I work the day away.
It’s a Wendell Berry morning, for sure.
Like The Water
Like the water
of a deep stream,
love is always too much.
We did not make it.
Though we drink till we burst,
we cannot have it all,
or want it all.
In its abundance
it survives our thirst.
In the evening we come down to the shore
to drink our fill,
while it flows
through the regions of the dark.
It does not hold us,
except we keep returning to its rich waters
willing to die,
into the commonwealth of its joy.
"And the angel said to them, 'Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.'" – Luke 2:10 (ESV)
Come, thou long-expected Jesus, born to set thy people free; from our fears and sins release us; let us find our rest in thee. Israel’s strength and consolation, hope of all the earth thou art, dear Desire of ev’ry nation, joy of ev’ry longing heart.
Joy to those who long to see thee, Dayspring from on high, appear; come, thou promised Rod of Jesse, of thy birth we long to hear! O’er the hills the angels singing news, glad tidings of a birth; “Go to him, your praises bringing; Christ the Lord has come to earth.”
Come to earth to taste our sadness, he whose glories knew no end; by his life he brings us gladness, our Redeemer, Shepherd, Friend. Leaving riches without number, born within a cattle stall; this the everlasting wonder, Christ was born the Lord of all.
Born thy people to deliver, born a child and yet a king, born to reign in us forever, now thy gracious kingdom bring. By thine own eternal Spirit rule in all our hearts alone; by thine all-sufficient merit, raise us to thy glorious throne.