Mercy Rushes In | Description
- THIS I BELIEVE
Strings provide a soft, blended accompaniment to guitars in this contemporary treatment of The Creed. The moving harmonies and gently flowing melody underscore the heart-felt emotion of The Creed’s lyrics, enticing the listener’s eye to raise toward heaven.
- VENI CREATOR
A bell-like soprano solo opens this traditional invocation of the Holy Spirit. Sung in Latin, the four-part harmonies recall classic monastic chants of the past.
- ONE MEANS ALONE
An uncomplicated orchestration enhances the piano accompaniment to the beauty of the vocal harmonies. The stirring melody reminds the listener of Christ’s tender love and mercy for all His children, encouraging us throughout our earthly journey, in joyful anticipation of hearing Him at last say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
- YOU CONQUER
The unadorned original composition, You Conquer reflects its simple message of finding hope and strength in Christ, without Whom everything that is could not be.
- FOR THE BEAUTY OF THE EARTH
A Carmelite take on taking joy in and appreciating the awesome beauty of God’s creative works reminiscent of St. Francis! The sweet strains of the violin invite the listener to stroll through this beauteous garden in the mind’s eye, praising the Creator for His masterful artistry.
- MERCY IN MY HEART
An up tempo track, in a contemporary yet low-key praise-and-worship style. The lyrics form a prayer that echoes the words of the apostles – “To whom shall we go? You have the words of life…”, and praying for Christ to dwell in the singer’s/listener’s heart.
- THE ROSE
A Carmelite interpretation on the Bette Midler pop classic. Speaks to the soul’s innate search for something higher than itself, and once it opens itself to God’s love, will blossom into a perfect rose in the spring (heaven).
- MERCY RUSHES IN
French horns lend a majestic air to this title track that is an ode to the Year of Mercy. Reflects the reason why Pope Francis called for the Year of Mercy so that all who seek it will find the “endless grace that flows from Jesus’ loving Heart”.
- THAT DAY
Violins highlight the plaintive quality of this track, reflective of the soul in search of and longing for the day of union with God in the eternal dawn.
- O HOW WE LOVE MARY
Lyric hymn in praise of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who as the Mother of Jesus Christ, is the most perfect of all God’s creatures. Invokes Our Lady’s role as our protector and the one who points us toward her Divine Son.
- EVERY LIFE (INSTRUMENTAL)
The cello features as the lead in this instrumental with a slightly somber tone. As the title implies, “Every Life” is a great gift; that respecting the dignity of each is important no matter how short or long the earthly journey is.
- YOU ARE MY SHEPHERD
A contemporary treatment of the 23rd Psalm – The Lord is My Shepherd – in the praise and worship style.
- DIXIT MARIA
An a cappella chant, in Latin, filled with beautiful harmonies. Honors the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Have you ever prayed for something, only to find you did not get the answer for which you hoped? Only to later to discover you received a far greater blessing? This moving selection reminds us that God knows what we really need even before we ourselves do, and that blessings and mercies do come, but often disguised and not always in the way in which we imagine!
- THAT DAY (ACOUSTIC)
- YOU CONQUER (ACOUSTIC)
- GOD BLESS AMERICA
A reverent, understated arrangement of the ultimate Irving Berlin classic that makes it truly a prayer.