As God calls us week by week before the Throne of Grace, one of my chief pleasures and blessings is serving the congregation at Cornerstone Presbyterian by planning and encouraging corporate worship. The writing of these songs filled specific musical and theological needs in our services. I present them here not as an absolute, but as an expression of God’s goodness and grace to our particular worshipping community. If they fill a need elsewhere, I am doubly humbled and blessed.
This was a community project with singers, instrumentalists, choir, and congregation from Cornerstone Pres in Franklin, TN and our mother church, Parish Pres.
released October 29, 2012
Piano: Gregory Wilbur
Guitar: Nathan Clark George
Solo Viola: Henry Haffner
Bass: Danny O’Lannerghty
Violin: Sue Steffens, Michael Snyder, Emma Pent, Frank Auer, Josh McGuire, Jonathan Dillard, Sarah McGuire, Sarah Leaver
Viola: Henry Haffner, Lincoln Pent
Cello: Jackson Pent, Rachel Leaver
Bass: Jeremy Steffens
Flute: Bill Randall
Soprano Sax/Ocarina: David Steffens
Trumpet/Flugel Horn: Greg Bumpus
Percussion: Benjamin George
Mixed and Mastered by Tom Laune at Bridgeway Studio, Nashville, TN
Recording Engineer: Nathan Clark George
Producers: Nathan Clark George and Gregory Wilbur
Orchestrations by Gregory Wilbur
Artwork by Abe Goolsby, Officina Abrahae
Cover Photo of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church by Gregory Wilbur
Artist Photo by Ian Kern
Recording Photos by James Esmond
Initial Tracking Recorded at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, June 11-13, 2012.
Choir, Strings and Congregation Recorded at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, July 23-25, 2012.
Vocals Recorded at Parish Presbyterian Church
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.
Released April 25, 2016
Gregory Wilbur, Composer
Music Recording, Engineering, Mastering and Mixing:
Nathan Clark George