The songs on this cd were written and recorded over a period of two years. Some people go into the wilderness and never come out. Other people go in and come out again, but they come out changed. Every song here is a landmark of sorts representing the struggles, the victories, the losses , the gains , and always ... the changes experienced in the wilderness. It is a place of stark reality, uncompromising in its testing. But oh, the treasure to be found if one can trust and believe. Moses found it when he chose to suffer affliction with the people of God rather than the treasures of Egypt. Joseph found it in a prison. Elijah in a cave. The treasure is a man. He is Jesus Christ.
So give a listen. If your heart is drawn to Him, there is treasure to be found. For where your heart is, so too is your treasure.
Come Away 5:36
Just You 3:18
Love So Fierce 3:35
Pierced For Me 5:17
Come Upon Us 3:55
Up From the Wilderness 3:58
Ezekiel 44 3:44
In the Footsteps 3:55
Yet I Wait 3:26
Then said Jesus to His disciples, “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.” Matt.16:24, 25
“I am the Good Shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.” John 10:14
Laura Petrisin: Lead vocal; Kim Zimmerman: Vocals; Kelly Cullen: Vocals;
Steve Swartz: Lead vocal (Ezekiel 44), vocals, electric guitar (In the Footsteps);
Will Hanson: Drums and percussion; Joe Salzano: Saxophone, clarinet, celtic flute;
Tom Rasely: Acoustic & electric guitars, bass, synthesizer, vocals, keys;
Scott Adams: Recording engineer; Produced at Orchard Park Recording
My hearftelt thanks to all who participated in the project.
All songs written and composed by Laura Petrisin, © 2009 BMI
Songs From the Wilderness is available on iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby. Listen to the samples below.