Like a Deer
Alan Bessette; a guitarist, singer, and songwriter originally from the Boston area; has recently formed Running Streams Music to produce and publish high quality Christian music. Alan was amazed when, while attending a series of prayer meetings, he experienced God's love in a powerful, personal way. His life has never been the same since that day. Hoping to help others experience this wonderful presence of God, he has lead worship in a variety of settings over the years including masses, worship services, retreats, Christian coffee houses, and conferences in Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox churches. From 1998 to 2012 he helped to lead worship at Fr. Tom DiLorenzo's weekly mass and healing service at the Espousal Retreat House in Waltham, MA. This is the same Fr. Tom whose Catholic, evangelical, and bible based preaching ministry, "In Season and Out of Season", is heard on radio stations nationwide. During his weekly worship services the Lord will often inspire Fr. Tom with songs that bring comfort and encouragement to many. Alan is honored that Fr. Tom has allowed him to include two of these songs, "Crystal Clear River" and "Let the River Flow", on Running Streams Music's inaugural CD, "Like a Deer". Minnie Atwood, a wonderful, forever young, Episcopal believer from Cape Cod has contributed "Not All Who Cry Lord". Minnie's songs hit home in a challenging and powerful way. The remaining songs written by Alan are the result of the wonderful blessings God has poured out on him. Many Christian brothers and sisters over the years have encouraged Alan to record this music. When the opportunity arose Alan was able to blend some of the best musicians and singers from the Boston and Nashville areas to produce "something beautiful for God". The resulting CD contains over an hour of music designed to aid in both exuberant worship and quiet prayer. Many of the songs have a Celtic touch with finger picked acoustic guitar, Irish whistles, piano, cello, bowed bass, and violins. Others have an up-tempo gospel flavor with choir, horns, electric guitar, B3 organ, and rhythm section. The lyrics throughout focus on our hunger for God and His generous response to that hunger, the outpouring of His Holy Spirit. For a truly inspiring worship experience allow yourself to be led into the presence of the Lord through Alan Bessette's premier CD, "Like a Deer".