Jones, Ken : Simply His
Life happens with rhythm and melody...and so it is that this CD began in the heart and soul of the musician who sees with eyes of faith and listens with ears of sensitivity to the meaning of events that occur around, to, and within him. His gift of hearing the melody in the moment and the rhythm in the reality of Life finds expression in these songs you'll hear on this CD of instrumental songs of Faith. Some of the tracks are the melodies to songs inspired directly from the words of Scripture, such as 'Search Me, O God,' Psalm 139:23-24; 'If We Confess Our Sin' (1 John 1:9); 'Come To Me' (Matthew 11:28-30); and Prayer Promises (Jeremiah 33:3, John 15:7). The joy of living in love with the Lord finds expression through the songs 'My Lord, My Life,' 'WindSong,' 'I Thank You, Lord,' and 'He Gave.' Relationships based on a common faith and Christian perspective can make the heart sing, as evidenced by the beautiful melodies of 'Joshua's Lullaby' written for Ken's newly adopted baby boy (and played during his adoption ceremony). Since Joshua is the Old Testament equivalent to the New Testament name of Jesus, this melody begins with the opening phrases of 'Jesus Loves Me' before morphing into Joshua's uniquely-crafted tune. 'Melody' is inspired by a darling 5-year-old with that musical name who lived in the country in a mobile home, with a dirt yard, and a pet goat. Her heart-stealing ways endeared her to Ken and resulted in this tribute to his young friend. 'Touch A Child' found inspiration from an article of the same title. Ken's poetic adaptation of the opening paragraph reads, 'As a little girl she had often gone, out into the fields where she stood alone. Amid the tall waves of grass she would sigh, then through her streaming tears, into the wind she would cry, 'O God, please let someone hold me, with tender loving arms, just hold me!' Oh, the cry of this lonely, hurting girl is the cry of lonely children all over the world.' The article reminds us all to use the gifts we have wrapped in sleeves and gloves to show a child our love through the power of the loving touch. Other songs are born in the wake of the tragic events of families dealing with the death of all-too-short lives of the children. Jill (Song to a Dying Girl) was inspired by the movie 'Jill' documenting the brave faith a 25 year-old Christian musician as her vitality gave way to death from cancer. 'Nightingale's Song' arose from the response of the grief-stricken mother who lost 3 children to a drunk driver. The graveside service closed with this mother of faith spontaneously singing 'Jesus Loves Me' as she faced the place where her children were to be buried. The nightingale sings it's sweetest when the night is the darkest. Your soul will be touched, your spirit will be moved, and your faith will be strengthened as you listen to the Spirit of these gentle-listening instrumental versions of these songs of faith.