Songs of Deliverance
Acoustic guitar based psalms sung straight from the Bible. The title track comes from Psalm 32:7 Who is this God that delivers people from the slavery of their sin to the freedom of forgiveness? He is Jesus Christ, the one mediator between God and man. All who come to Him in repentance and faith shall not perish, but have eternal life. All who come to him can truly sing songs of deliverance.
"I should be sorry if I only entertained them; I wished to make them better."
So said George Frederic Handel (1685-1759), composer of perhaps the most famous of all Christian musical compositions, The Messiah, in reply to a compliment made to him on the Messiah's entertainment success.
As producer of this recording, it is also my wish that all who listen to it are made better; truly and eternally better. Songs of Deliverance is a recording of the Biblical Psalms that have changed the lives of men, women, boys and girls for over two and half thousand years.
The recording begins where we all must begin if we are to find deliverance and freedom from sin (Ps 51). Confession and repentance will then lead us to that ultimate state of happiness (Ps 32). We realise that this is the work of God and not of our own doing (Ps 127). God is able to do such a work because He reigns and is exalted far above all other gods (Ps 97), setting His glory above the heavens (Ps 8). We can taste and see that the Lord is good (Ps 34). Though there are times of lament and sorrow, yet we will sing to the Lord for His goodness toward us (Ps 13). Psalm 1 reminds us of the state from which we've been delivered, ie, the counsel of the wicked and its ultimate destruction. Finally, Psalm 102 reminds us that because God reigns forever, generations yet to come can experience His deliverance.
Who is this God that delivers people from the slavery of sin to the freedom of forgiveness? He is Jesus Christ, the one mediator between God and man. All who come to Him in repentance and faith shall not perish, but have eternal life. All who come to Him can truly sing Songs of Deliverance.