MP3 Rich Smith - Sacred
Hymns with a twist - everyone will have a different favorite song with this project.
11 MP3 Songs in this album (38:27) !
Related styles: SPIRITUAL: Hymns, KIDS/FAMILY: Kid Friendly
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My earliest memory is Mom standing my toddler feet on the back of the pew in front of us, wrapping her arms around me while holding a hymnal, singing deep, alto harmonies into my ticklish ears. I grew up in a church that celebrated solid doctrine, creeds, sacraments and Christian heritage - these were sacred. In recent years, however, my understanding of sacred has expanded, as I''ve wrestled with the true scope of Christ''s redemptive plan and the recognition that God''s kingdom is not exclusively hemmed within the four walls of a church building, but loosed in a messy, wild, unpredictable world that is yearning for His sons and daughters to be revealed.
Scripture tells us, "A wise man brings out treasures, old & new." This recording is a marriage of two worlds. Hymns, expressing the bedrock of our faith, wrapped around new forms of musical expression. As the inside montage suggests, this is more an eclectic collection than a traditional album. Several of the songs have that simple, acoustic arrangement many of you have been asking for. While a few songs are a wild departure from my typical stuff. This is a multi-generational project. I hope everyone in your family will have a different favorite song (from 4-year- old to 84)!