Waiting for a CD project to be released is a little bit like having a baby. I say “a little bit” because I’ve experienced absolutely nothing like labor pains that every mother goes through. However, we have been working on this for about nine months…
If you’re a regular reader of Worship Matters, you know how much I appreciate The Valley of Vision. Edited by Arthur Bennet, The Valley of Vision is a collection of prayers and devotions from various Puritans, including John Bunyan, Richard Baxter, and Isaac Watts. We might assume that people who lived three hundred years ago wouldn’t have many relevant things to say to us about what it means to love God. And we would be so wrong. These men knew their hearts, their Savior, and their God—and they really knew how to pray. And we have much to learn from them.
At the end of last year, I asked the Sovereign Grace songwriters to work on songs that incorporated some of the thoughts, phrases, and themes of these prayers. My hope was that we could capture some of their theological depth, godly passion, and Christ-exalting expressions in song. The result was our new CD, Valley of Vision.
Although Valley of Vision will be officially released next week at the WorshipGod06 Conference, you can order it now at our online store. You’ll be among the first in line to receive copies when they’re shipped after the conference ends.
If you want to know more about Valley of Vision, including lyrics, comments from songwriters, and a video trailer, you can visit the album website.