As musicians, we are afflicted with very critical ears. We know what it should sound like...or at least have convinced ourselves of that. This Saturday is the release of our first worship CD entitled LIVE@FAITH. Throughout the editing & production process I have knit-picked every tiny little thing on this project. Ultimately, I decided to go with a very "live" feel. For better or worse it is pretty much what you would have heard on the night of Oct. 16 2009. If you're a musician, yes you'll hear a wrong note or two...or three. I'm not knocking the intense production aspect of any Hillsong album (half of the songs on this cd are from Integrity), but there's something to be said for it truly being "live". Jesus, please take away our critical ear & just let us worship.
Ultimately, I'm very pleased with this project. God has truly blessed FCC with some amazing musicians who, most importantly, have their hearts firmly focused on the object of our worship & affection.
As I was driving into work this morning, I was listening to track 13..."You Hold Me Now". What an amazing song! The song was progressing towards the bridge, & it hit me what this cd (& all future projects) is really all about. As I sat in my car weeping I listened to this scripture being proclaimed...
"My Name will be great among the nations, from the rising to the setting of the sun. In every place, incense & pure offerings will be brought to my name, because my name will be great among the nations,' says the Lord Almighty." -Malachi 1:11
Father in heaven, may YOUR name be glorified through the release of this cd. May YOUR name reign on high FOR ALL TO SEE!!
Be blessed friends.