These songs were crafted with one purpose: to help you sing the Psalms. Found in the Old Testament, the Psalms are some of the oldest and most beautiful poetry in the human family. I hope that as you listen, you’ll find yourself singing these melodies with me. And as you do so, I hope you’ll experience some of the power of their source texts. Through the Psalms, our Creator invites us into intimate relationship with him, in which we may share our whole selves—the good and the bad together. May your heart and mine be awakened more and more to this reality—intimacy with God—as we share ourselves wholeheartedly with him through singing the Psalms.
released September 23, 2016
for lyrics, guitar chords, and sheet music.
Produced by Isaac Wardell.
All songs written by Wendell Kimbrough, © 2016 Wendell Kimbrough (BMI), except “The Hope of the Poor” by Wendell Kimbrough & Dan Wheeler, © 2015 Wendell Kimbrough Music (BMI), Joodlebug Music (ASCAP), Jannsen Lane (ASCAP). Admin by Jannsen Lane.
All recordings © 2016 Wendell Kimbrough. All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.
Recorded by Stewart Myers at White Star Sound, in Louisa, VA. Mixed by Mark Nevers at Beech House Recording, Nashville. Mastered by Amy Marie at Yes Master Studios, Nashville.
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Album design: Lauren Hofer at Fairswell, fairswell.co
. Cover photo: Linda Humphrey. Additional photography: Chad Bartlett, © 2016. chadbartlettphoto.com
Jay Foote: upright and electric bass, sound moral advice
Yolonda Jones: background vocals
Wendell Kimbrough: lead vocals, guitars
Anthony LaMarca: drums, tambourine, steel pedal, electric guitar
Evan Mazunik: piano, organ, mellotron, pump organ
Nan McMillan: background vocals
Isaac Wardell: string & horn arrangements
Paul Zach: background vocals, electric guitar
Thank you to my wife Hahna, your friendship inspires me to write, risk, and grow. To Robert, Mark, Linda, and the Church of the Apostles family in Fairhope Alabama: your support, encouragement and deadlines have fostered a renaissance in my songwriting; thank you! To Isaac and the band: working with you guys was a blast!
Thank you to all the people who rallied behind this album on Kickstarter and beyond. These recordings would not have been made without you: Ty & Kathy Cobb, Tom & Lisa Yearwood, Judge and Mrs. Bert Milling, Jr., Joyce Kimbrough, Randy Kimbrough, Tom Geary, Ian Cusson & Grace Toronto, Church of the Advent, DC, Chris & Kelly Trimble, Tammy Knapp, Mark & Diana Wright, Nancy & John Fridirici, Angel & Joel Coleman, Cammie Bullock, Mark & Brooke DiCristina, Daniel Hall & Brittany Noetzel, Jake Thomsen, Sandy Marshall, Ben & Rebecca Griffith, Gail Trapp, Brian & Mary Brocato, Bill & Claudia Ainsworth, Steve & Mildred McNair, Richard Hirsch, Apostles Mobile, Mark & Robbie Kimbrough, Zach Buckner & family (thanks for hosting me during the recording of the album!), Scott Griffith, Tom Warren & St. Mary's Kinston, Michael & Kathryn Briggs, Robert & Ruth Seawell, Ellen Southard Strohm, Will & Bekah Weir, Rev Vicki A Gladding, Nathan & Elizabeth Vish, Elliott Tapp, Joe Zambon, Syman & Mary Catherine Stevens, Robert Kinney, Erik & Sonya Luchauer, Jimmy Lou Allred, Mary Frances Dunlap, Francisca Cohen, David LaCagnina, Webb McArthur, Sigma Chang, Jan Johnson, Blaine & Carolyn Swen, Rob & Tae Symons, Matt & Michelle Bowman, Bobby & Linda Humphrey, Daniel Stenberg, Arleen Lynne-Harvey, David & Vivian Tarwater, Blake & Mary Ann Johnson, Lori Menefee, W. Collins & Cassidy Brown, Marianne Cash, Cullen Taylor, and David & Phaedra Taylor.