I titled this album Securely I Will Dwell, which is a line from one of my favorite tracks we’re recording: a setting of Psalm 27, O Lord, You are My Light. This Psalm has been a favorite of mine for a long time, with the longing to dwell in the House of the Lord and to gaze upon His beauty.
The album also includes tracks such as…
—Not What My Hands Have Done,
which is an excellent hymn text that I wanted to give a more appropriate musical setting
—Arise, O Lord,
a setting of Psalm 132, co-written and sung by Rachel Wilhelm
—Sing Ye Saints,
a hymn whose text I found without music in an old Spurgeon hymnal
I have been blessed with deeply talented friends, and this album has given me the chance to work with them specifically with music. This has opened up opportunities to co-write lyrics and tunes, to let others produce and arrange a few of the songs, and to give full voice to the gifts and talents that the Lord has given to others. It’s been a great joy and an honor! You will get to hear from Nathan Clark George, Rachel Wilhelm, Jonathan & Amanda Noël, Paul Ranheim & Kirk Sauers, Melanie Penn, Matthew Montogomery, Karin Simmons, Jackson Pent, and more!
Release Date: February 2024