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Over the past 2 years, I’ve sung psalms with people after terror attacks, white supremacist rallies, and church shootings. It has never been clearer to me that the Psalms, and particularly the experience of singing them together, is an urgent life-giving task for the Church.
”Come to me,” Jesus says, “and I will give you rest.” His invitation, however, is not for just anyone; it is specifically for the weary and burdened. How crazy is it, then, that many of us leave our burdens at home and come to church with a smile painted over our pain? We crave deep rest, but instead we hide, compartmentalize, and numb. Through the Psalms, God offers us a different way. He invites us to come to him honestly, carrying the full weight of our burdened lives into his presence.
Jesus wept, and if we’re awake, so do we. The collection of psalms on this record invites you and me to join Jesus in weeping for the brokenness of this beautiful world he created. As we do so, may we find the rest, hope, and courage we need to press on.
Wendell Kimbrough, December 2017. Fairhope, Alabama
released February 16, 2018
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Produced by Isaac Wardell
All recordings © 2018 Wendell Kimbrough. All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.
for booking inquiries. I’d love to sing these songs with you and your church.
All songs by Wendell Kimbrough. © 2017 Wendell Kimbrough (BMI), except “He’s On Our Side” by Wendell Kimbrough & Jason Pears, © 2017 Wendell Kimbrough (BMI) & Jason Made Music/Songtrust (BMI); “Put Not Your Hope In the Nation” and “The Goodness of the Lord” by Wendell Kimbrough & Paul Zach, © 2017 Wendell Kimbrough (BMI) & Paul Zach Publishing (SESAC). All songs are registered with CCLI, and you are welcome to sing them in your church!
Engineered & mixed by Stewart Myers, recorded at White Star Sound, in Louisa, VA, except The Day of the Lord engineered by Keylan Laxton at Dauphin Street Sound, Mobile, AL. Mastered by Amy Marie at Yes Master Studios, Nashville.
Tyler Chester: piano, B3, bass, guitar
Jeremy Geddert: piano on Draw Near
Julia Hiser BGVs on I Am Making and In You Lord
John Keuler: bass on The Day of the Lord
Wendell Kimbrough: vocals, guitar, piano
Michael Libramento: drums, synths
Sandra McCracken: BGVs on Draw Near
John Milham: drums on the Day of the Lord
Orlando Palmer: piano, synths
Trey Pollard: pedal steel
George Searcy: keys on The Day of the Lord
Owen Stroud: keys on Come to Me
Isaac Wardell: acoustic guitar, synths, mellotron, outer space effects
Paul Zach: electric guitar
Urban Doxology (Jessica Fox, Makeda McCreary & Toya Obasi sang on Draw Near, The Hand of God, He’s On Our Side, & Put Not Your Hope. www.urbandoxology.com
. Resound (Jessica Fox, Joseph Clarke, Mariah Hargrove) sang BGVs on The Day of the Lord. officialresound.com
Additional choir members on The Hand of God: Greg & Courtney Thompson, Margaret Veldman, Katie Cantone.
Strings arranged by Isaac Wardell & Daniel Hwang. Performed by Michael Knowles, Daniel Sender, Diane Phoenix, & Christi Salisbury.
Album design: Lauren Hofer at Fairswell, fairswell.co
Photography: Matthew Graham www.flickr.com/people/137728544@N03/
Transcriptions: Owen Stroud owenstroudmusic.com
, Greg Scheer gregscheer.com