Monday, June 30, 2008

Songs for Morning Prayer CD

Steve West had the privilege of serving as arranger, producer, and primary musician of this project. Copies are available for a free-will donation to the "Academy for Spiritual Formation" (see below).

Dedicated to ELISE ESLINGER, who for more than twenty-five years has worked with The Upper Room and The Academy for Spiritual Formation developing resources that are both theologically sound and Spirit-led.

Steve West - arranger and producer; keyboard, percussion, vocals
Gary Furr - guitar, vocals
Jeannie Crawford-Lee and Janet Nabors - vocals
Jeff McKee - engineer (Boutwell Studios, Birmingham, Alabama)

There are 10 tracks on this recording. There are 5 songs which may be used for Morning Prayer (with Upper Room Worshipbook in hand) recorded with voices/melody, followed by the same songs recorded without voices for use as accompaniment.

Songs on This Recording:

"All Are Welcome" - words and music by Marty Haugen
"Psalm 63" (In the Morning I Will Sing) - music by David Goodrich

"Blest Be the God of Israel" (Canticle of Zachary) - words by Michael Perry, music by Hal H. Hopson

"The Prayer of Jesus" (The Lord's Prayer) - words by Mother Thunder Mission, native American melody

"Song of Shalom", stanzas translated or written by Elise Esslinger, Mexican melody

Ordering Information

Steve West has them on hand to distribute for a free-will donation to "The Academy for Spiritual Formation" for scholarships. He will mail you the CD and forward your donation to the Academy. Mail a check made out to "The Academy for Spiritual Formation" (please enclose $3 additional cash for shipping) to him at:

Steve West
966 Fry Gap Road

Arab, Alabama 35016