Sing unto God, sing praises to His name. (Ps. 68:4)
Coming Soon! My second album of original music, In the Arms of Perfect Love
I’ve just completed my second album of original songs, In the Arms of Perfect Love, which is in the final stages of production. Watch here for this new album, which includes songs about the incredible gift of salvation through God’s amazing grace and the childlike faith that draws us closer to His heart. It also includes “In the Garden” with two new verses and a new production of “True Bread from Heaven” from my tracks album and a bonus track of “Panis Angelicus.” I’m excited to share this album with you.
Album Note: PANIS ANGELICUS – TRUE BREAD FROM HEAVEN, PERFORMANCE TRACKS
This album is dedicated to the memory of my sister Christine McLellan, who used to sing Panis Angelicus beautifully. It was always a favorite of hers, and when I sang it at her funeral, I realized there was a need for a good performance track of this song. I also wrote a contemporary arrangement to update the song for those churches that prefer a more modern style. My new English lyrics, “True Bread from Heaven,” are appropriate for use in both Protestant and Catholic churches.
Album Notes: LIVING WITH ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN
This collection of songs expresses the journey I have walked in my relationship with Jesus Christ in the past few years. For example, the Lord gave me the joyful chorus to “Forever Waltz” in the midst of an extremely difficult time. I wrote “Still We’ll Praise Jesus” while pondering the plight of persecuted Christians around the world and considering what my reaction would be—and must be—if I ever face the same.
“The God of Me” and “Melody of Life” celebrate the wonders of creation that bear witness to the beauty, power, and might of our Creator, evidence I observe each and every day.
“Living with One Foot in Heaven” speaks of the spiritual battles we face and recalls the full armor of God we must put on daily to defeat our enemy, the devil. This is the music we use to introduce the Heritage of Truth online television show.
I was teaching a Bible study on the book of Ruth while writing “You Love Me,” a song that expresses my incredulous gratitude for God’s gift of love in spite of my sinfulness. The story of Ruth and her marriage to Boaz is a beautiful picture of our redemption by Jesus, and this book inspired me as I wrote the lyrics for this song.
I wrote “So Many Goodbyes” when my husband was traveling almost full time on a day when found it especially hard to say yet another goodbye. People also find this song comforting when they have lost a loved one.
“Guide Me Home, Perfect Light” is a revision of a song I wrote many years ago that had never quite satisfied me. I wanted to take listeners from confusion, hopelessness, and loneliness to the certainty of God’s presence and His promise to never leave or forsake us, even when we can’t tell He’s with us.
I wrote “Write His Answer” in preparation to do a keynote speech at a writer’s conference with that theme. While considering the title, I realized that it is in believers’ everyday lives that we write God’s answer for the world’s pain and confusion.
“Soldiers of Christ/Carry the Message” combines a chorus I wrote with an old hymn by Basil Manly Jr. At that time, the Lord was helping me understand the importance of sharing the best gift of all, the gospel of Christ, with others.
I had a lot of fun with “Step by Step, My Savior, Lead Me.” Originally I had written a simple arrangement for this simple song, but I never really liked it. Since I speak of God’s presence being with me even “should I cross the widest ocean,” I decided to give it an international flavor. I hope you enjoy my “world version.”
Nothing matters to me more than my relationship with God through His Son, Jesus, so you might view this album as a collection of love songs to Him. I hope you enjoy it, but more than that, I hope this album draws you closer to Him to whom all glory and honor and praise belongs.
With special thanks to my mentors: Brendan Joyce, Jimmy and Carol Owens, Scott Wesley Brown, and David Beauchamp.
Soli Deo Gloria! (To God alone be the glory)
Heritage of Truth Video on YouTube:
Jeanne reflects on the scriptural meaning of Easter and sings verses from some classic hymns.
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