Photo by Kori Wissmann for the CD project
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and lean not on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths." Prov 3:5-6
It was crazy.
It was jam-packed.
It was good.
Every morning, we'd leave around 7:30am for the studio and arrive home by 6:30pm. Just in time to jump into the major project for the evening -- which varied from photo shoot prep, to music practice, to actual photo shoots and random planning sessions.
The Lord also surprised us by adding some very sweet, energetic little voices to our choir in the form of some dear friends of ours, the Stangl family. Their vocals were a joyful addition, as the 'little people' in our family are quickly growing into adult voices! The children's voices blended so well -- and the companionship made for a very fun recording experience. (Everything is more fun with friends, right?!)
Additionally, the 18 different instruments were such a delight! Matthias arranged the music with such variety, as fitting the various songs. The cowboy/harmonica campfire. The Hebrew tambourine. The orchestral lilt. The military march. The toe-tapping polka. Each song was so fresh, new, and....well, FUN!
And as we recorded each song; as the children sang with such energy and sweetness, the lyrics seemed to jump off the page at me. What a precious thing it is to hear children lifting their voices in praise. To hear Scripture put to song. To have truth expressed in a memorable way. We pray this will minister and be a blessing in many homes. Thank you for joining us in lifting up this project -- especially this week!
The recording is now finished and the mixing process has begun. Here are a few more pictures from the studio:
Getting set up for day #1
The ukulele -- such a great sound!
Our mini orchestra
And another great last-minute addition, played by our friend, Josiah Stangl
This little lady (age 4) has the clearest, sweetest voice you could imagine. She bravely followed her brothers and sisters into the (somewhat intimidating) studio and sang like a pro. So precious!
Directing the sweet trio.
And these guys gave 100% energy.
Wow. A music director's dream!
Praise the LORD!
For it is good to sing praises to our God;
For it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful.