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Just sharing the Mother’s day song that my Dad, Reece Yandle, wrote many years ago.
The sheet music is available in our store at: http://thechurchpianist.com/music-store/vocal/unison/
My piano accompaniment isn’t an exact replica of the printed piano score but close enough.
You will enjoy this mission song…”Bring Their Faces into Focus” by James Cordell and arranged by Jenifer Cook.
The song begins with a Christian’s plea to God… seeking a vision for lost souls amongst the busyness of life and its distractions.
A reminder for Christians to focus on a world full of faces in need of the Saviour.
James shares the story behind this beautiful song…
“The last scene of Duey Whitfield’s missionary presentation showed an outline of the Unites States filled with faces of people. However, the faces were intentionally blurry.
Duey made the point that we so often pass people in our lives, but that they are a blur to us.
We do not take the time to focus on their faces and their need of Christ. Out of that thought, this song was born.”
James has dedicated this song to his friends, Duey and Melissa Whitfield, missionaries to the Spanish in the United States.
I’ve had many requests for this mission song after posting it on youtube a couple of years ago. We’re excited to be publishing James Cordell’s mission piece entitled “Bring Their Faces into Focus”. Look for this song to be published by noon (EST) tomorrow.
I thoroughly enjoyed writing the accompaniment for my dad’s song entitled “My Mother”.
A mixed adult and children’s ensemble at our church are singing this on Mother’s Day.
Publishing a Mother’s day song tonight! I wasn’t sure if I would have it ready in time…barely though!
A sampling of the first page is listed above.
My dad wrote this song years ago and now it will finally be available in print! The song is sung from an adult or kid’s perspective of their Mother and how she faithfully prays for their salvation and how thankful they are for their Mother’s love.
A mixed adult ensemble and children’s group from our church will be singing this on Mother’s day.
I’m excited to have my grandchildren singing for the first time in this special!
I will try to provide a video of our church group singing this arrangement asap.
I should have it published by 9 pm EST tonight.
How many church pianists have ever heard of the hymn “Ready”? One of my readers recently requested an offertory arrangement for this hymn.(actually just yesterday) Thanks Nancy!
I googled the hymn because I didn’t recognize the title right away. Once I saw the music score, I realized it was one I grew up with… but rarely heard.
One main idea comes to my mind after skimming through the words of each verse…Total Commitment to Christ No Matter What. How convicting when I insert the words “Am I…” before each phrase.
After reading the words to each verse I thought, “This is a hymn worth reviving!” The writer of this hymn, Charles Tillman, was the son of an evangelist. He painted houses and was also a traveling salesman for a music company out of Raleigha, NC in the late 1800’s. Charles began his career as a singing evangelist in 1887. He died at the age of 82 in 1943.
Lyrics to “Ready”
Ready to suffer grief or pain,
Ready to stand the test,
Ready to stay at home and send
Others if He sees best.
Ready to go, ready to bear,
Ready to watch and pray,
Ready to stand aside and give,
Till He shall clear the way.
Ready to speak, ready to think,
Ready with heart and mind,
Ready to stand where He sees fit,
Ready His will to find.
Ready to speak, ready to warn,
Ready o’er souls to yearn,
Ready in life or ready in death,
Ready for His return.
Ready to go, ready to stay,
Ready my place to fill,
Ready for service, lowly or great,
Ready to do His will.
I hope other church pianists can use this old but wonderful hymn to enrich their music ministry at church.
Complete audio below (youtube link)
Just published a new sacred vocal solo by Mina Oglesby that’s never been recorded until now..called “Rest Will Come in the Morning”.
I first discovered this piece in a songbook collection by Mina called “I Would See Jesus” published in the 1980’s. After playing through the piece, I immediately called Mina and said, “This song needs to be shared! It’s beautiful!” She allowed me to create an arrangement of this comforting song. I can’t wait to look through her books and share more of her wonderful songs filled with her love for Christ.
Appropriate song for any time of the year and would also make a nice funeral vocal solo too.
Thanks to Casie Schmidt for the wonderful recording of Mina’s song. I played in E flat for the recording. In case that’s too low for some people…I also included the arrangement in F Major but didn’t charge extra for having both arrangements.
The “Assurance Medley” has been one of my favorite sacred piano arrangements to play. I arranged this after asking the Lord to be my Savior at the age of 29.
The order of the hymns in this medley were meant to portray the feeling I had when accepting Christ as my Savior.
I hope this arrangement is an encouragement to you as it has been to me.
Some friends of ours just published their first sacred vocal CD this past summer entitled “His Name is Wonderful”. I absolutely love it!
You may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to order the CD. (I do have a limited number of these CDs for $12 each plus postage.)
I was suppose to accompany them for the recording but distance prevented me from doing so but their pianist, David Chamberlain, did a wonderful job!
Hunter and Morgan commuted to our church for at least four years while attending Bible college. They served in several areas of ministry while there.
We miss them! (Hunter was the inspiration behind the congregational booklets I’ve been publishing.)
Hunter now serves in a church located in New York City while Morgan is serving in a church out in Kansas.
Back to the CD…The songs are fresh! (some haven’t been published yet)
I plan to publish at least 6 out of the 10 from this sacred vocal CD. (“God Can” by Lynndale Hardeman) is already available in our online music store HERE.
Here is a sample of one of their songs “His Name is Wonderful” written by Reece Yandle (my Dad 🙂
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