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Do you know about the website Reformed Praise? It’s a great source for God-centered lyrics and music. It’s not so much a performance site—though there is streaming audio—as it is a resource site for those leading in musical worship and those wanting to sing a new song unto the Lord.

Their new album has just been released: Merciful to Me, with songwriting by David Ward, Eric Schumacher, and others. It’s co-produced by David Ward and Steve Cook (of Sovereign Grace Music), and contains the vocals of Devon Kauflin, Shannon Harris, Jake Armerding, Lucia Newell, and others.

There are thirteen tracks, and the mix it up with a variety of styles, including bluegrass, pop, classic jazz, driving rock, and orchestral arrangements.

You can sample the songs at this album page and get more information. Here are some short descriptions and links:

  1. 1. Merciful to Me – A guitar-driven ballad featuring ac. guitar, piano (very light), kit on brushes, some percussion, soprano sax, and fretless bass
  2. There Is No Greater Portrait – A piano and orchestra driven arrangement by Bob Parson
  3. Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken – A guitar-driven ballad with kit on brushes, piano, fiddle
  4. O Jesus – Energetic pop arrangement with a drum loop and tasty electric guitars
  5. O God the Holy Spirit – Another piano and orchestra driven arrangement by Bob Parsons
  6. So I Will Come – A guitar driven ballad featuring Shannon Harris on vocals with acoustic bass, piano, and a string trio
  7. Jesus, Lover of My Soul – A Dave Matthews inspired setting with layered acoustic guitars and saxes
  8. The River – A driving rock arrangement led by acoustic guitar, then handed off to an electric guitar
  9. Glory Is Certain – A pseudo-Celtic flavor: live guitar, djembe, acoustic bass, and vocals with added mandolin and Irish whistle
  10. There Is No Sin that I Have Done – A very sparse, guitar driven ballad with upright bass and pedal steel guitar
  11. O Weary Saint – Another sparse setting, piano-driven with Irish flute and cello
  12. Begone, Unbelief – A foot-stompin’ bluegrass setting with live guitar, vocal, drums, and upright bass with added dobro, mandolin, and fiddle
  13. Majestic Sweetness – A classic jazz ballad arrangement inspired by Bill Evans’ work on the Miles Davis “Kind of Blue”


Readers of Between Two Worlds may enter the coupon “twoworlds” to receive 20% off the album when ordering through our website. The coupon is good through October 20.

They are also doing a CD giveaway contest, going on until Sep 30.

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