Peace To All Who Enter Here

by Josh Garrels

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Turn your eyes upon Jesus Look full in His wonderful face And the things of earth will grow strangely dim In the light of His glory and grace
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Fear thou not For I am with thee Be not dismayed For I am thy God I will strengthen thee Yeah, I will help thee And I will uphold you With the right hand Of my righteousness
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I will build my house Whether storm or drought On the rock that does not move I will set my hope In your love, O Lord And your faithfulness will prove You are steadfast, steadfast You are steadfast, steadfast By the word you spoke All the starry host Are called out by name each night In your watchful care I will rest secure As you lead us with your light You are steadfast, steadfast You are steadfast, steadfast I will not trust in the strength of kings On your promise I will stand I will shout for joy, I will raise my voice Hallelujah to the Lamb! You are steadfast, steadfast You are steadfast, steadfast In the moment of emptiness All was fulfilled In the hour of darkness Your light was revealed In the presence of death Your life was affirmed In the absence of holiness, You are still God. You are steadfast, steadfast You are steadfast, steadfast.
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Wash me clean In the warm sun dry me Cleanse my heart From all iniquity Baptize me In the Holy Spirit sea Renew my mind That wickedness may flee Barren fields will sprout trees Deaf and blind will hear and see Dead will raise and begin to breathe Restore my soul Holy Spirit take hold Bathe me in Your peace and let it flow Grant me hope In the dark have your light shown Sing your love The sweetest song I've ever known Barren fields will sprout trees Deaf and blind will hear and see Dead will raise and begin to breathe Earth groans in pain to see Sons of God declare to be The full and glorious family
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I’ve got peace like a river I’ve got peace like a river I’ve got peace like a river In my soul I’ve got peace like a river I’ve got peace like a river I’ve got peace like a river In my soul I’ve got joy like a fountain I’ve got joy like a fountain I’ve got joy like a fountain In my soul I’ve got joy like a fountain I’ve got joy like a fountain I’ve got joy like a fountain In my soul Singing Oh Lord I’ve got love for my Savior I’ve got love for my Savior I’ve got love for my Savior In my soul I’ve got love for my Savior I’ve got love for my Savior I’ve got love for my Savior In my soul I’ve got peace like a river I’ve got peace like a river I’ve got peace like a river In my soul I’ve got peace like a river I’ve got peace like a river I’ve got peace like a river In my soul Singing’ O Lord
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Bless the Lord, O my soul O my soul, worship His holy name Sing like never before, Ohh my soul I'll worship Your holy name The sun comes up, it's a new day dawning It's time to sing Your song again Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me Let me be singing when the evening comes Bless the Lord, O my soul O my soul, worship His holy name Sing like never before, Ohh my soul I'll worship Your holy name You're rich in love, and You're slow to anger Your name is great, and Your heart is kind For all Your goodness, I will keep on singing Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find Bless the Lord, O my soul O my soul, worship His holy name Sing like never before, Ohh my soul I'll worship Your holy name And on that day when my strength is failing The end draws near, and my time has come Still my soul will sing Your praise unending Ten thousand years and then forevermore Bless the Lord, O my soul O my soul, worship His holy name Sing like never before, Ohh my soul I'll worship Your holy name I'll worship Your holy name I'll worship Your holy name
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We can hear creation groan It’s crying our for God Every night when stars come out I hear creations song It sings Oh Lord And we sing Oh Lord You are light and You are love You are flesh and You are blood Peace will come to those who love Peace will come to those who love Jehovah Jehovah
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Exalt the Lord our God And worship at His feet Exalt the Lord our God And worship at His feet For He is holy For the Lord, our God He is holy For the Lord, our God He is holy Exalt the Lord our God And worship at His feet Exalt the Lord our God And worship at His feet For He is mighty For the Lord our God He is mighty For the Lord our God He is mighty For the Lord our God He is worthy For the Lord our God He is worthy For the Lord our God He is Holy For the Lord our God He is Holy
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You unravel me, with a melody You surround me with a song Of deliverance, from my enemies Till all my fears are gone I’m no longer a slave to fear I am a child of God I’m no longer a slave to fear I am a child of God From my Mother’s womb You have chosen me Love has called my name I’ve been born again, into your family Your blood flows through my veins I’m no longer a slave to fear I am a child of God I’m no longer a slave to fear I am a child of God I am surrounded by the arms of the Father I am surrounded by songs of deliverance We've been liberated from our bondage We're the sons and the daughters Let us our sing our freedom Ohhh, Ohhh... You split the sea so I could walk right through it My fears are drowned in perfect love You rescued me and I will stand and sing I am a child of God I am a child of God I’m no longer a slave to fear I am a child of God
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I come to the garden alone While the dew is still on the roses And the voice I hear Falling on my ear The son of God discloses And He walks with me, and He talks with me And He tells me I am His own And the joy we share as we tarry there None other has ever known He speaks and the sound of His voice Is so sweet the birds hush their singing And the melody that He gave to me Within my heart is ringing And He walks with me, and He talks with me And He tells me I am His own And the joy we share as we tarry there None other has ever known And the joy we share as we tarry there None other has ever known

about

"peace to all who enter here" reads the brass plaque with rainbow 70s font at the entrance to our family garage-turned-maker-space. though initially intended to be a homeschool room, it has mostly been a prayer chapel, sewing studio, potting shed, conference room, mess hall, home office, craft room, candelit restaurant away from the kids, and most recently, recording studio.

in the month of march the world entered a time of quarantine. our life of work- and school-from home continued basically as usual. but beyond the boundaries of our yard, the world was rapidly shifting. instinctively for us, it was a time to pray & praise. when we enter into praise in times of uncertainty, we feel God's goodness, the everything in His hands. His peace is a real, sustaining thing. josh began these days by firelight in the garage, mornings of prayer while winter melted away into hopeful spring. in the afternoons he'd turn on the recording gear & sing out praises. you'll hear the click of the wood stove, the chirping of birds, our five children playing in the front yard. there was a spontaneity to this recording, & the result is sweet.

this project began as josh & a guitar, but then a virtual community joined in. so now there's a full band, all recorded independently, separately, while everyone sheltered in place in their own homes. what wild and beautiful times these are, the capabilities of modern time to make music together, apart. here's a collection of hymns, praise songs, & covers of friends' worship songs. we hope you encounter the peace of Christ as you enter here, finding hope & faith restored in these turbulent times.

--michelle garrels

credits

released May 22, 2020

Josh Garrels - Vocals & Acoustic Guitar
Jon Class - Piano and Harmonium
Jay Kirkpatrick - Bass, Banjo, and Resonator
Lorin Lemme - Drums and Percussion
Evan Ferrell - Electric and Acoustic Guitars
Jason Brewer - Upright Bass
Anna Hodge - Violin
Rob Lowman - Cello
Garrels Kids - Group Vocal on “Peace Like A River”
Heron Garrels - BGV’s

Mixed and Mastered by David Wilton

Album Photo by Michelle Garrels

Album Design by Chris Tobias

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