In making this worship EP, I took creative priorities from the book of Hebrews chapter 12.
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses… looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross…”
As we move in worship from darkness to light, from despair to hope, we are surrounded by other people. Each track highlights the human voice in harmony as a reflection of the cloud of witnesses that surround us. Worship is awkward, hard and uncomfortable. Worship challenges the status of our hearts and calls us to change. Thankfully, we do this together with other people and because of this, the human voice is an integral part of Christian worship.
“Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.”
As we move from darkness to light, from despair to hope; as we are brought near to the consuming fire, our hearts are purified.
Though our sin separates us from God, through worship we receive a taste of things to come. Though the consummation of our hope is far off, at last we can rejoice in the kingdom of God.
released November 18, 2013
Recording and Production - Daniel Justice Snoke 2013
Vocals, Guitar and Mandolin - Daniel Justice Snoke
Rhodes - Anna Yong and Anna Schartner
Drums - Joel Chan and Peter Jackson
Banjo - Jeff Winkler
Clarinet - Alison Altman
Violin - Kristen Strom
Bass - Matthew Peterson and Jonathan Heins
Organ - Anna Yong and Dave Faith
Choir - Alexis Book, Kate Essig, Anna Schartner, Anna Yong, Andrew Gidley, Jonathan Heins, Joel Chan, Alisa Vickrey
Congregation - City Reformed Presbyterian Church congregation
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