Draw Me Close
Kelly Carpenter's songs, including the popular 'Draw Me Close (To You)', have been sung by many around the world. Now he brings us a collection of peaceful and contemplative piano instrumentals that are suitable for personal reflection, meditation, prayer, ministry times in church and home gatherings, and background music. In the years since it's initial release in 2001, this soothing and healing instrumental material has also been used for music therapy, by teachers and therapists to calm students with special needs, for yoga and pilates classes, and for insomnia. Kelly Carpenter is a musician, songwriter, and worship leader who has been featured on numerous inspirational recordings. He is best known for having written 'Draw Me Close (To You)' as well as 'Send Your Rain', 'Arise Oh Lord', and 'You're the One'. His song 'Draw Me Close' has been recorded by such artists as Michael W. Smith, Kutless, Kathy Troccoli, and the Katinas. Here are some testimonials: This is a beautiful recording. Piano & acoustic guitar, blended wonderfully. Use this recording for your meditation/journalling/prayer times. Listen to it at work if things get hectic. Listen to it in your car if you're tempted to commit road rage, or are the recipient of it. It's a really nice collection - get it now! -DPG Bothell, WA I don't know if you are a Windham Hill, or George Winston fan, but I am. One of the reasons I am enjoying listening to your album is because it has hints of a George Winston sound in my ears -- but it is more than that. I also hear what their music lacks; a depth, a richness -- a complexity that lies beneath the surface, as the Spirit breathes through my soul while I listen to your music on this album. -Keith Seckel, San Mateo, CA. I've just finished listening to 'Draw me Close', and I am so moved by your work. Thank you for this amazing gift. The beauty, the sincerity, the quality, and the passion of your work stands in stark contrast to much of what I've heard and seen, and has awakened a part of me that I feared was gone. I think about 'resonances'-- the vibration when 'like meets like'... Something moves and sounds and comes alive in me when I hear this music. Thank you for your work - and for the way your sincere, heartfelt worship has called out to my heart. I pray that many others will be blessed by your work as well. - Wendy Corrick, Renton, WA. (Check out Wendy's album listed here on CD Baby!) I am so thankful I got the CD. The music has been playing in my bedroom most of the day. The presence of God's Spirit is so tangible and peace is pouring throughout the house. We need this! I am hoping to have the whole atmosphere change through prayer and the wonderful melodies which your fingers brushing the ivories and God's Spirit blowing on it brings. - Judy Davis, Houston, TX.