Thursday, July 1, 2010

My Cry Ascends

I found the description of this CD so attractive that I immediately ordered it. It seemed to exemplify the argument of the last post. The video below is a description by the composer of his intentions. From the information found at  Justin Taylor's "Between Two Worlds":
My Cry Ascends is a graceful collection of new Psalms and hymns for the church composed by Greg Wilbur. The music is recorded in a folk tradition with elements of Celtic style and southern harmony. Listeners will enjoy the hardy musical instrumentation: piano, viola, flutes, tin whistle, acoustic guitar, mandolin, bagpipe, hammer dulcimer and percussion. Rich biblical texts and expressive tunes feature the singing of Michael Card, Steve Green, Wes King, Katy Snow, Nathan Clark George and Bruce Carroll. The songs were written with congregational singing in mind, and it is our hope that this CD will bring these wonderful pieces into wider familiarity as an appropriate offering to the Most High God as He calls His people into worship.
Here are the tracks:
  1. Now Unto Jehovah—Psalm 29 (2:39)
  2. Come Ye Souls (3:06)
  3. Savior and Friend (3:34)
  4. Mighty Lord, Extend Your Kingdom (3:26)
  5. Call Jehovah Your Salvation—Psalm 91 (3:14)
  6. O God To Thine Anointed King—Psalm 72 (3:12)
  7. O Bless the Lord My Soul—Psalm 103 (2:30)
  8. Come Ye Disconsolate (3:18)
  9. Lord, Hear My Prayer—Psalm 102 (4:00)
  10. Alas and Did My Savior Bleed (3:31)
  11. How Blest the Man—Psalm 41 (4:36)
  12. Let God Arise—Psalm 68 (3:28)
  13. Lord Jesus Think on Me (2:51)
  14. From Depths of Woe—Psalm 130 (3:59)
  15. Blest Is the Man—Psalm 32 (2:56)
You can listen to samples here, and download the first song for free here.
My Cry Ascends | Greg Wilbur from Compass Cinema on Vimeo.

My Cry Ascends: New Parish Psalms – Justin Taylor