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Part of The Harp Family Hymnbook, this is Michael & Mary performing the classic hymn Come Thou Fount. Intimate, personal, worshipful and no frills, this is a beautiful rendition, well worth sharing.

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https://harpfamilyrecordings.bandcamp.com

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https://harpfamilyrecordings.bandcamp.com/releases

Lyrics:
Come, thou Fount of every blessing,
Tune my heart to sing thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
Sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it,
Mount of thy unchanging love.

Here I raise mine Ebenezer;
Hither by thy help I’m come;
And I hope, by thy good pleasure,
Safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
Wandering far from the fold of God;
He, to rescue me from danger,
Interposed his precious blood.

O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let thy goodness, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, take and seal it,
Seal it to thy courts above.

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Taken from the The Harp Family Hymnbook, Anya Rose performs a beautiful rendition of the well known spiritual, ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’.

For more info on Anya Rose & The Harp Family visit:
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Lyrics:
I looked over Jordan, and what did I see,
Coming for to carry me home?
A band of angels coming after me,
Coming for to carry me home

Swing low, sweet chariot,
Coming for to carry me home
Swing low, sweet chariot,
Coming for to carry me home

If you get to heaven before I do,
Coming for to carry me home
Tell all my friends that I’m coming too,
Coming for to carry me home

Swing low, sweet chariot,
Coming for to carry me home
Swing low, sweet chariot,
Coming for to carry me home

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Genre: Indie, Worship, Hymn, Rock

Pacific Gold are back with their ‘repurposed hymns’ after crowd funding their project through the website KickStarter, as well as their new name (they were FKA Wayfarer) they also return with a beautifully refined, and well rounded sound that helps makes their hymns so distinct.

For more info on Pacific Gold visit:
http://www.pacific-gold.com/

This track is not yet released 🙂

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Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Acoustic, Folk, Worship, Indie, Modern Hymn

Irish born Tom McConnell, also known for being the frontman of The Ramshackle Orchestra, today released his latest solo musical offering with his single ‘Honeybee’. On the B-track ‘Old Hymns/New Hearts, we hear Tom singing praises to the Lord with his folk flair and Irish charm, telling a different love story to the ones usually heard on Valentine’s Day. Great theology and even greater songwriting makes this a brilliant indie worship track from an exciting singer who consistently delivers.

Lyrics:
When I was lost my guilty heart was leading me astray,
I put my trust in idols that shall falter and decay.
Whilst in the depths of my despair the sinless Saviour died
And bore the wrath for all my sin when He was crucified.

O what a gift so freely given and grace so undeserved,
That Jesus came from Heavʼn to earth to serve and not be served.
For all the wrong that I have done my Lord has paid the price
And reconciled me to His throne my Jesusʼ sacrifice.

The power of our glorious God the grave could not contain,
Death is defeated, once for all, because He rose again!
Jesus you and you alone sustain me and suffice,
Alleluia! Iʼm forgiven and made alive with Christ.

Alleluia! He has loved us so abundantly,
Brought from death to life because my God has ransomed me!

Here’s an older track of his ‘Riches’ performed live with a loop pedal.

Purchase ‘Honeybee’ from iTunes:
United Kingdom:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/honeybee-single/id821271987
United States of America:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/honeybee-single/id821271987

For more info on Tom McConnell visit:
http://tmcconnellmusic.com/
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Genre: Acoustic, Folk, Singer-Songwriter, Hymn

Originally written in 1901 by Maltbie D. Babcock, ‘This Is My Father’s World’ has been rerecorded by the talented singer/songwriter Wilder Adkins. Wilder’s folksy guitar playing brings a beautiful gentleness to this tune, perfectly complimenting the lyrics. This track is part of a hymn album that Wilder released in 2011 titled Oak & Apple, links below.

Lyrics:
This is my Father’s world, and to my listening ears 
All nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres. 
This is my Father’s world: I rest me in the thought 
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas; 
His hand the wonders wrought. 

This is my Father’s world, the birds their carols raise, 
The morning light, the lily white, declare their Maker’s praise. 
This is my Father’s world: He shines in all that’s fair; 
In the rustling grass I hear Him pass; 
He speaks to me everywhere. 

This is my Father’s world. O let me ne’er forget 
That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet. 
This is my Father’s world, why should my heart be sad? 
The lord is King—let the heavens ring.
God reigns—let the earth be glad. 

This is my Father’s world. I walk a desert lone. 
In a bush ablaze to my wondering gaze God makes His glory known. 
This is my Father’s world, a wanderer I may roam 
Whate’er my lot, it matters not, 
My heart is still at home. 

This is my Father’s world: the battle is not done: 
Jesus who died shall be satisfied, 
And earth and Heav’n be one.

Purchase ‘Oak & Apple’ from iTunes:
United Kingdom:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/oak-apple/id471450926
United States of America:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/oak-apple/id471450926

Also find it on NoiseTrade
http://noisetrade.com/wilderadkins/oak-apple-a-lo-fi-hymnal

For more info on Wilder Adkins visit:
http://wilderadkins.bandcamp.com/

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Genre: Worship, Indie, Rock, Hymn

On this live recording, King’s Kaleidoscope add their modern flair to the 1863 hymn ‘Before The Throne of God Above’. Keeping the original melody, the 10-piece band switch the chords up, even throwing in a few extra minor chords towards the end to create a bridge before the final chorus. Currently the band is in the studio working on their first full length album, but whilst we wait for a release date, check out their other live recordings and three EPs.

Download Before The Throne for free:

http://marshill.com/music/albums/kings-kaleidoscope-live

Purchase King’s Kaleidoscopes’ previous music from iTunes:
United Kingdom:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/kings-kaleidoscope/id508122493
United States of America:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/kings-kaleidoscope/id508122493

For more info on King’s Kaleidoscope visit:
http://marshill.com/music/artists/kings-kaleidoscope
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