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If the cover hasn’t already given it away, this is a quartet album from a soloist, namely, me. This is my tongue-in-cheek answer to the question I am asked at least once a week — what style of music do I sing. Difficult to answer, considering that many Christians seem to only possess two boxes in which to place spiritual music: Southern Gospel or Contemporary. Were I to answer Southern Gospel, you might well assume the following: (1) I only sing songs that are at least 40 years old or written by Bill Gaither, (2) I only sing songs that have a predictable rhyme scheme, and (3) I only sing songs keyed at least a full step out of my vocal range. Were I to answer Contemporary, you might well assume the following: (1) I can’t afford jeans large enough, (2) I sing slow songs averaging 8 minutes long, and (3) The songs I sing will contain a minimum of 9 choruses, and certainly will not pass without mentioning some sort of destructive natural phenomenon, (hurricane, flood, fire, etc).
I refuse to pigeonhole Christian music in this manner. Each different style has its own strength, whether it be the joy of convention music, the firm doctrinal foundation of hymnody, or the call to worship within contemporary music. My intention is to take these different strengths and use them to be a litmus test for true conversion. Are you persevering in spite of temptations to waver? Is the sinful state of the world a grievous thing to you? Do you long for the coming of the Lord and the establishment of righteousness? Do you have a living and active faith? Are you trending toward Christ-likeness? Does the daily view of the cross draw you inextricably to your Lord?
This album is aptly called a casserole — you will never quite know what went into it, and sometimes you don’t know what to call it. The recipe included years of planning, a month in the studio, and fifteen songs with four parts, all sung by me. I’m gonna go take a nap. Wake me when you finish listening and lemme know what you think, ok?
Hold On Brother - 1 Peter 2:11-12, James 4:4-10, Matthew 6:19-21
Trouble - Romans 2:9-16, Matthew 10:26-31, Romans 7:7-24
Screendoor - Hebrews 6:7-12, James 2:14-26, Hebrews 11
It’s Just Like Heaven - 1 John 1:5-9, Ephesians 5:15-21, Psalms 34:11-18
I Am Free - Romans 8:1-4, Hebrews 8
When I Got Saved - 2 Corinthians 4:4-6, Nehemiah 1:4-7, Colossians 2:13-15
Mama Sang Bass - Genesis 5:1-2, Mark 10:6, Genesis 1:27
Keep In The Middle Of The Road - Proverbs 4:20-27, Joshua 1:7-9, 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, Hebrews 12:1-3
I Want To Get Closer - Hebrews 10:19-25, Psalm 73:23-28, Psalm 84
Heaven Now Is Waiting - 2 Corinthians 5:1-10, John 14:1-3, Luke 6:20-26, Luke 16:19-31
Traveling Shoes - Matthew 7:21-27, Luke 12:13-21, 2 Peter 1:3-11, Luke 13:1-5
City Of Doom - Revelation 17:1-6, Revelation 18, Isaiah 21:8-10, Jeremiah 51:41-45
The Reckoning - Isaiah 10:1-4, Acts 17:30-31, Romans 8:18-24
The Look - Luke 22:54-62, 2 Corinthians 5:20-21, John 10:7-18
I Don’t Wanna Live No More Without Jesus - Galatians 6:9-10, 1 Peter 4:3-5, Ephesians 2:1-10, Isaiah 40:28-31
Recorded and produced by Tommy Cooper Tracks recorded at Watershed Recording Studio, Nashville Engineers: Tommy Cooper, Joshua Keith Vocals recorded at AFAB Studio, Nashville Mixed at AFAB Studio, Nashville Mastering - Keith Compton, Nashville Graphics - McClearan Design Studios, Nashville Photography - Danny Shepard - Video Magic Productions, Tyler, TX Replication - TCA (Tape Corporation of America)
Piano/Organ/Dolceola/Keyboards/Accordions/Penny Whistle: Jeff Taylor Drums/Percussion: John Hammond Electric Bass/Upright Bass: Craig Nelson Electric Guitars/Bouzouki/Ukulele: Dave Cleveland Acoustic Guitar/Banjo/Fiddle/Dobro/Mandolin/Banjo: Wanda Vick Harmonica: Buddy Greene Trumpet: Mike Haynes Trombone: Roy Agee Tuba: G. R. Davis Saxes/Clarinet: Sam Levine Skip Cleavinger: Pipes “City Of Doom” and “The Look” Arrangement and Orchestrations: Larry Hall Piano on “The Look”: Martha Pike Horn Arrangements on “Hold On Brother,” I Want To Get Closer,” and “I Don’t Wanna Live No More Without Jesus”: Roy Agee Special Guest Pianist on “Hold On Brother” and “It’s Just Like Heaven”: Gordon Mote “Keep In The Middle Of The Road” Arrangement: Larry Hall “Screendoor” Arrangement: Reggie Smith “Traveling Shoes” Arrangement” Tommy Cooper
These are snippets from David Bruce Murray's album review.
"I admire the way Miles and Martha are able to find nearly forgotten songs like these and give them new life."
"As much as I tend to enjoy fast songs when it comes to most of the music I review, I would not want to see the overall character of The Grace Of Life altered."
"There is an artistic quality in The Grace Of Life that is generally missing in much of the music I review."
"Miles and Martha Pike draw from a diverse array of sources ranging from centuries old hymns to modern hymns, Southern Gospel, and praise/worship songs. I am impressed by the way they are able to present such diverse material in a thematic manner."
"The setting is one of sophisticated simplicity."
In the third chapter of 1 Peter marriage is called “the grace of life” and Martha and I have found that to be true. The blessing of becoming one flesh with another person in body and soul is a divine gift, and above and beyond that, we have found God loves His people in a special way through a godly spouse. Our marriage has taught us that God's graces are many: grace to live by, grace to die by, grace to be saved, grace to stay saved, grace to trust, grace to hope, grace to sustain, grace to stand by, grace to fall on, grace to pardon, grace to sanctify, grace to glorify. This album is itself a marriage of sorts. It's a union of old and new songs; of piano and voice; of introspection and worship; of our two hearts and our two artistries. We pray that through these songs your hearts would cleave to these truths as ours have, so that you will fully enjoy these graces of life.
Be Still My Soul - I, II, & III Psalms 42, Isaiah 46:8-13, Revelation 21:1-4 Words - Katherine von Schlegel, 1752, trans. Jane Borthwick, 1855/Music - Jean Sibelius, 1899 Piano - Martha/Vocals - Miles/Background Vocals - Miles
Bound To Come Some Trouble 2 Timothy 3:10-17, Psalm 56, 1 Peter 4:12-19 Words & Music - Rich Mullins, 1989 Piano - Martha/Vocals - Miles/Recitation - Martha
Great Is Thy Faithfulness/For The Beauty Of The Earth Psalm 108:1-6, Psalm 19:1-6, Psalm 117 Music - William Runyan, 1923 (Great Is Thy Faithfulness)/Music - Conrad Kocher, 1838 (For The Beauty Of The Earth) Piano - Martha/Arrangement - Martha
My Portion Forever Lamentations 3:22-24, Psalm 73 Words & Music - Matt Papa, 2011 Piano - Martha/Vocals - Miles/Cello - Tim Denbo
Grace By Which I Stand Romans 5:1-2, Jude 24-25, 1 Corinthians 1:8-9 Words & Music - Keith Green, 1980 Piano - Martha/Vocals - Miles/Bouzouki - Glen Duncan
Father, How Sweet John 1:1-4, Hebrews 1:1-4, Phillippians 2:1-11 Words & Music - Mark Altrogge, 2012 Piano - Martha/Vocals - Miles/Violin, Viola - David Davidson/Cello - Tim Denbo
Jesus Paid It All Jeremiah 13:23-25, Isaiah 1:16-19, 1 Peter 1:17-19 Music - John Grape, 1868 Piano - Martha/Arrangement - Martha
You Are With Me Psalm 139 Words & Music - Amy Keffer-Shellem & Joe Johnston, 2007 Piano - Martha/Vocals - Miles/Acoustic Guitar - Michael Card
The Spirit Of Brokenness Isaiah 6:1-7, Hebrews 2:1-3, Revelation 2:1-7, Psalm 51:16-17, Words & Music - Rodney Griffin & Gerald Wolfe, 1996 Piano - Martha/Vocals - Miles/Cello - Tim Denbo
Complete In Thee Romans 8 Words - Aaron Wolfe & James M. Gray, Music - Ben Nyce, 1999 Piano - Martha/Vocals - Miles/Background Vocals - Miles
Kingdom Hymn Isaiah 2:2-4, Psalm 2:7-9, Isaiah 35 Words - Ed Miller, Music - Buddy Greene, 2008 Piano - Martha/Vocals - Miles/Penny Whistle - John Mock/Bouzouki - Glen Duncan
Man Of No Reputation Isaiah 53, Matthew 8:20, Ezekiel 11:19-20, Luke 4:16-30 Words & Music - Rick Elias, 1998 Piano - Martha/Organ - Gary Prim/Guitar - Kevin Williams/Electric Guitar - Kelly Back/Bass - Duncan Mullins/Percussion - Tommy Harden/Violin - David Davidson, David Angell/Viola - Monisa Angell/Cello - Carole Rabinowitz/Trombone - Tommy Cooper/Background Vocals - Miles/String Arrangement - Milton Smith/
Grace Be With You All 2 Corinthians 13:11-14, Hebrews 13, 2 Thessalonians 3:16-18 Words & Music - Michael Card, 2000 Piano - Martha/Vocals - Miles/Accordion - Jeff Taylor/Bouzouki - Glen Duncan
Arranged by Martha & Miles/ Recorded, produced, and mixed by Tommy Cooper/ Piano and vocals recorded at AFAB Studio, Nashville, TN/ “Man Of No Reputation” track recorded at OmniSound Studios, Nashville, TN and Little Big Sound, Nashville, TN/ Orchestration engineer: Jeff Pitzer/ Engineered by Tommy Cooper/ Mastered by Keith Compton/ Photography: Martha/ Graphics: McClearen Design Studios/ Replication: TCA (Tape Corporation of America)
Be Still My Soul - I/ Bound To Come Some Trouble/ Great Is Thy Faithfulness-For The Beauty Of The Earth/ My Portion Forever/ Grace By Which I Stand/ Father, How Sweet/ Jesus Paid It All/ Be Still My Soul - II/ You Are With Me/ The Spirit Of Brokenness/ Complete In Thee/ Be Still My Soul - III/ Kingdom Hymn/ Man Of No Reputation/ Grace Be With You All
Live 80 minute concert recording featuring a choir and over a half hour of bonus features.
SONGS: Revive Us Again/Heavenly Parade/How Great Thou Art/The Christmas Run/Heart That Will Never Break Again/O Come, O Come, Emmanuel/The Son Of A Carpenter/Days Of Elijah/Did He Hear My Cry/Singing In The Dark/His Blood Has Made Us One/Modern Man/He Is
BONUS MILES: Miles From Home/Miles From Nowhere/Frequent Flyer Miles
80 minute live concert recording featuring a choir.
SONGS: Revive Us Again/Heavenly Parade/One Saturday In Hell/Heart That Will Never Break Again/There Is A Fountain/Jesus Will Pick You Up/They Cry Holy, Holy, Holy/The Christmas Run/High And Lifted Up/Hallelujah Chorus/God's Still Faithful/Modern Man/Creed/Speak, O Lord/He Is
These are snippets from Adam Edward's Southern Gospel Critique album review.
"To say that I’m blown away with this project is really an understatement."
"Miles’ range is uncanny!"
"I’m still looping it in my office now and I like it more now than when I first listened."
"From the first song to the last, I have honestly enjoyed this project as much as any I have any that I have ever received. Yes….any. And that says a lot about this project. It was good enough to bring me from review seclusion to let you know just how good this recording is. The song selections are great, the music and production quality is phenomenal and the vocals are top notch."
These are snippets from Lauren's Southern Gospel Blog album review.
"The title really says it all, the lyrics of each songs speaks candidly to Christians. Sometimes it takes a more humorous approach. Sometimes it's pretty straightforward."
CD Synopsis/Song Credits
Hard - Rich Mullins 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, Galatians 5:17, Romans 7:14-25 When I came to Christ, I had an idea of what being a Christian would mean in my life. A few changes here and there and get rid of some bad habits. Now, years after my conversion, I realize I had no idea what Christ had in mind. More than that, I realize I had no idea what He had to work with — or rather, the lack thereof.
Don’t Unpack Your Bags - Steve & Annie Chapman Hosea 4:6-9, 2 Timothy 4:1-5 In the beginning, people flocked to Christ for his powerful speaking and for his amazing miracles. But the truth He spoke offended people; rubbed salt in their decaying souls. And in the end, the majority of those that had followed him rejected what He said, and for three years of ministry, all the Son of God had to show for it was perhaps 500 people. Somehow, this is encouraging to me, in a round about way. Every preacher desiring to follow in Christ’s steps should consider seriously what He said — if I was rejected, you will be rejected. If I was hated, you will be hated.
Would Jesus Wear A Rolex - Margaret Archer/Chet Atkins Hebrews 13:5, Matthew 8:20, 1 Timothy 6:3-12 The only reason I can get away with bringing this issue up is because the song is funny. Otherwise it would be judgmental and “surely you don’t mean Bro. So-And-So” would start flying through the air. To me, the very fact that Bro. So-And-So popped into your head at all is a little telling. Obviously there’s a little doubt there already. And there shouldn’t be. God’s spokesmen should have an untainted reputation, in the world as well as in the church. Period. Is that a tall order? You betcha.
You Love The World - Keith Green James 4:3-10, 1 John 2:15-17, Luke 9:23-26, Luke 21:34-36 When I read what Christ said about loving the world, I find that His emphasis is on the love of it’s security, the love of it’s respect, the love of it’s entertainment — simple everyday loves. And I find the love of the world hiding in the shadows of my own heart, and once again have to cry out for forgiveness and grace.
Why Aren’t We Waiting - Chaz Bosarge Colossians 4:2-4, Isaiah 26:8-11, 2 Peter 3:11-14, Psalms 37 “Why aren’t we waiting?” I can easily answer with a quickly manufactured theological mini sermon, but “why am I personally not waiting,” is not so easily answered. Wonderfully good and needful things keep me from my Lord. I find myself Martha (the Biblical Martha — this is not a jab at my wife), wishing I could be Mary (the Biblical Mary — not any Mary you know), but too practical to actually let some of the good and needful things go undone.
Brother’s Keeper - Rich Mullins/Beaker Genesis 4:9, Luke 10:25-37, Luke 6:27-42 I want to be good to the people in my life so badly. And I know that’s part of the evidence of salvation — loving your neighbor and wanting to be true to the love that Christ places in your heart. But there’s not much that I fail at more regularly. I’m forever needing to go back to the Lord to ask Him to help me do what He has given me the desire to do — make me my brother’s keeper.
Man Against Man - Buddy Greene Colossians 3:1-17, Deuteronomy 10:17-19, Leviticus 19:15, James 2:1-17 When Christ looked at a person, I guess there was really only one category He ever saw. Adams race, all created in God’s image, all broken, all sinful, all needing a Savior. And when I forget that, my condemning, judgmental, stereotyping reflex demonstrates that it is alive and well in my flesh.
Recovering Pharisee - Buddy Greene Romans 7:21-8:11 My Christian life is very similar to what I imagine rehab is like. I’m in recovery — the cure has been given and it is even now at work. My mind is being changed to reflect the mind of Christ. But my flesh has got ruts a mile deep where the wheels of old habits go round and round. I know Christ is at work within me, but sometimes I wish He’d speed up the process.
Live Your Life - Tim Lovelace Proverbs 11:10, Matthew 12:33-36, Luke 6:43-49 I’ve sung the standards at dozens of funeral and heard some whitewashed (sometimes completely erroneous) eulogies by pastors who either did not know the person or knew them and lied as big as Dallas. And then there were the sweet funerals where we grieved for the gaping hole left in our lives, yet knew we’d see them again. That’s what I want my funeral to be like.
Modern Man - Stephen Hill Romans 3:10-18, Isaiah 59 When people come to our house, they are often surprised by the quiet. In the beginning of our marriage, we decided to do without cable TV; at the same time, living in the sticks, we have internet that is limited and slow. Not having those things, we gradually reacquired the sensitivity to filth that had somewhat eroded for both of us with prolonged exposure to media before marriage. When we see live TV now, it amazes us to think that we were at one time comfortable to be entertained by that. That’s an issue previous generations never had to deal with. Evil that used to be shut out of the protected atmosphere of the home is now piped in at every moment without pause. You can hold it in your hand, you can put it in your ear; it is readily accessible anywhere you go.
Hard to Get - Rich Mullins Psalm 73, Isaiah 55:8-11, Luke 22:39-46, Isaiah 53:4 What stands out most to me about the person of Christ is that He’s absolutely unpredictable. He’s full of contrasts. In every given circumstance He does exactly the right thing — but the right thing is rarely what I would have thought the right thing would be. If I had been a disciple, I’m very sure I’d have been yelling with the rest of them, “Master, wake up! Don’t you care that we’re gonna die?” Very sure, because that’s exactly the way I am now.
You Get Back Each Single Minute - Mark Bishop 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:2, 1 Peter 5:10, Romans 8:18-37 “I will restore the years that the locusts have eaten.” I love these words in Joel. I know so many people who are like the saints of the Old Testament — they don’t understand the ‘why’ of their present circumstances, but they look ahead with eyes of faith and know that in the end, God will make it right.
Talk About the Good Times - Jerry Reed 1 Peter 1:3-9, Isaiah 65:17-25, Isaiah 11:1-9, Isaiah 2:1-5 This song reminds me so much of my Grandad — a man who loved Jesus, loved his family, and loved his community. He was told that he needed open heart surgery by the doctor, and when his sister got onto him for cooking his eggs, bacon, biscuits, & gravy, he told her, “There’s somebody bigger than the doctor. I’m hurting, I’m tired, and I’m ready to go.” It makes me smile to think of him seinin’ for minners in the River of Life, humming “Just a Closer Walk With Thee.” Talk about a good time.
I pray this album is convicting to the heart, maturing to the mind, and an assault on the carnal. May the truth of Christ have the platform through these songs and be perfectly candid. Paul said in 2 Corinthians 4:2 "We have renounced disgraceful ways; we refuse to deal craftily or to adulterate or handle dishonestly the Word of God, but we state the truth candidly. And so we commend ourselves in the sight and presence of God to every man's conscience."
Recorded and produced by Tommy Cooper Tracks recorded at OmniSound Studio, Nashville Engineers: Tommy Cooper, Lee Unfried, Mike Walter Vocals recorded at AFAB Studio, Nashville Mixed at AFAB Studio, Nashville Strings recorded at Little Big Sound, Nashville Orchestra Engineer: Jeff Pitzer Mastering - Keith Compton, Nashville Graphics - McClearan Design Studios Cover Art - Lorianne Hubbard Replication - TCA (Tape Corporation of America)
Piano/Organ/Keyboards: Gary Prim Drums/Percussion: Tommy Harden, John Hammond Bass: Duncan Mullins Electric Guitars: Kelly Back Acoustic Guitar/Banjo/Fiddle: Bruce Watkins Fiddle/Bouzouki: Glen Duncan Steel Guitar/Dobro: Scott Sanders Penny Whistle/Recorder: Sam Levine Accordion: Jeff Taylor Harmonica: Buddy Greene Cello: John Catchings Jug: Tommy Cooper Background Vocals: Miles Pike, Martha Pike, Angela Primm, Gale Mayes, Reggie Smith, Buddy Greene String Arrangements & Orchestrations: Milton Smith Orchestra: Violins: David Davidson, David Angell/Viola: Monisa Angell/Cello: John Catchings Lyrics and soundtracks are available at www.MilesPikeMusic.com
These are snippets from David Bruce Murray's album review.
"The production quality on this recording is excellent, but more than that, the style of this collection is consistent."
"Pike’s vocals convey confidence and conviction. As a soloist, he has the range and skill to keep it interesting without over-singing."
"I am pleased to report that Timeless Truth is Pike’s best release to date, and I recommend it for your consideration. I look forward to hearing what he does next."
These are snippets from Lauren's Southern Gospel Blog album review.
"I'll confess, I had not heard of Miles Pike until recently. However, after listening to his latest project, I hope that I hear much more from him in the future."
"This is not your simple hymns project. The orchestration and background vocals on some of the songs is extremely impressive."
"One thing that really impressed me about hearing Miles for really the first time on this album was his range. On some songs, he comes across as a strong tenor while others it seems that he is more of a bass. Incredible range!"
In a day and time when truth is considered to be subjective — what is true for you may not be true for me — absolute truth seems to be an illusive enigma. Many well known faces of mainstream Christianity refrain from being dogmatic about areas of controversy regarding areas clearly defined in the Word of God. Assaults on scientific, political, and philosophical fronts have silenced thousands who profess to hold the truth.
This collection of songs is intended to be a clarion call to arouse the hearts and minds of those who may have been shaken into silence regarding the sufficiency and inerrancy of the words of our God who cannot lie. Most of these songs have stood the test of hundreds of years and are still the accepted anthems of faith throughout the worldwide church. A few modern hymn selections have also been included to remind us that truth is the same yesterday, today, and forever and that it is still being celebrated with clarity and strength.
In the book of Acts (i.e. Acts 19:23), unbelievers commonly referred to Christianity as “the Way” because they viewed its followers as narrowminded — unaccepting of any other way to God. This narrow mindset about truth has preserved the purity of the Christian faith down through the centuries. I think it appropriate to include here the historic stance of those who brought about the Protestant Reformation and stood against the massive onslaught of false teachers who tried to add to what is revealed to us in the sixty-six books of the Holy Bible:
Sola scriptura! Sola fide! Sola gratia! Solus Christus! Soli Deo gloria!
By Scripture alone! By faith alone! By grace alone! Through Christ alone! Glory to God alone!
These are the tenets that Christ’s Church has always accepted as the Way. Removing any one of these principles from your belief removes you from Biblical Christianity. This is Truth. It lives and works through the pages of Holy Scripture alone and it encompasses all that pertains to life and Godliness.
1 Peter 1:24-25 quotes the Old Testament prophet, Isaiah, “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.” This word is the good news that was preached to you. This is timeless truth.
Revive Us Again Psalms 85:4-13, Isaiah 57:14-21, Ephesians 4:17-32 Words: William P. Mackay 1863/Music: John J. Husband, 1815 Intro Arranged by: Tommy Cooper 2013 Piano/Organ: Gary Prim Drums/Percussion: Tommy Harden Bass: Duncan Mullins Electric Guitars: Kelly Back Acoustic Guitar: Bruce Watkins Background Vocals: Miles Pike Orchestrations: Milton Smith
Creed 1 Corinthians 15:1-28 Words: The Apostles Creed circa 140 AD/Music: Rich Mullins 1993/Recitation: Acts 17:24-31 circa 50 AD Piano/Organ: Gary Prim Drums/Percussion: Tommy Harden Bass: Duncan Mullins Electric & Acoustic Guitars: Kelly Back Background Vocals: Justin Baker String Arrangements & Orchestrations: Milton Smith Orchesta: Violins: David Davidson, David Angell/Viola: Monisa Angell/Cello: John Catchings
How Deep The Father’s Love For Us Ephesians 3:14-21, Romans 5:1-11, Romans 8:31-39 Words & Music: Stuart Townend 1995/Blessed Assurance Words: Fanny Crosby 1873/Music: Phoebe P. Knapp Piano/Organ: Gary Prim Drums/Percussion: Tommy Harden Bass: Duncan Mullins Electric Guitars: Kelly Back Acoustic Guitar: Bruce Watkins Harmonica: Buddy Greene Background Vocals: Reggie Smith
The Church’s One Foundation 1 Corinthians 3:10-17/Luke 6:46-49/Ephesians 4:1-16 Words: Samuel J. Stone, Lyra Fidelium 1866/Music: Aurelia, Samuel S. Wesley 1864 Piano/Organ: Gary Prim Drums/Percussion: Tommy Harden Bass: Duncan Mullins Electric Guitars: Kelly Back Background Vocals: Angela Primm, Gale Mayes, Reggie Smith
Praise To The Lord, The Almighty Habakkuk 3:17-19, Psalm 121, Psalm 36:1-12 Words: Joachim Neander 1680/Music: Lobe den Herren, Ander Theil des Erneuerten Gesangbuch 1665/Recitation: Psalms 100 circa 1000 BC
Let Us Love And Sing And Wonder Ephesians 2, Hebrews 12:18-24 Words: John Newton 1774/Music: Buddy Greene 2000 Piano: Gary Prim Drums/Percussion: Tommy Harden Bass: Duncan Mullins Electric Guitars: Kelly Back Acoustic Guitar: Bruce Watkins Background Vocals: Miles Pike, Buddy Greene
I Sing The Mighty Power Of God Job 38, Psalm 139, Isaiah 40:9-31 Words: Isaac Watts 1715/Music: Ellacombe, 18th century German tune
Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee Psalm 96, 1 Chronicles 29:10-18, Psalm 145 Words: Henry J. Van Dyke 1907/Music: Hymn to Joy, Ludwig van Beethoven’s 9th Symphony 1824 Piano/Organ: Gary Prim Drums/Percussion: Tommy Harden Bass: Duncan Mullins Electric Guitars: Kelly Back Background Vocals: Miles Pike String Arrangements & Orchestrations: Milton Smith
How Firm A Foundation 2 Peter 1:16-21, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Psalm 19 Words: John Rippon 1787/Music: Joseph Funk 1832 Piano/Organ: Gary Prim Drums/Percussion: Tommy Harden Bass: Duncan Mullins Electric Guitars: Kelly Back Background Vocals: Angela Primm, Gale Mayes, Reggie Smith
O Holy Night Galatians 4:4-7, Philippians 2:5-11, 1 John 4:7-12 Words: Placide Cappeau, 1847/Music: Adolphe C. Adam 1803-1856
The Power Of The Cross Matthew 27:45-54, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, Isaiah 53, 2 Corinthians 5:21 Words & Music: Stuart Townend & Keith Getty 2005 Piano: Gary Prim Drums/Percussion: Tommy Harden Bass: Duncan Mullins Electric Guitars: Kelly Back Background Vocals: Angela Primm, Gale Mayes, Reggie Smith String Arrangements & Orchestrations: Milton Smith Orchesta: Violins: David Davidson, David Angell/Viola: Monisa Angell/Cello: John Catchings
Crown Him With Many Crowns Philippians 2:8-11, Acts 3:13-15, Mark 15:16-20 Words: Matthew Bridges 1852; Godfrey Thring 1874/Music: George J. Elvey 1868 Piano/Organ: Gary Prim Drums/Percussion: Tommy Harden Bass: Duncan Mullins Electric Guitars: Kelly Back Background Vocals: Angela Primm, Gale Mayes, Reggie Smith String Arrangements & Orchestrations: Milton Smith
High And Lifted Up/Hallelujah Chorus Isaiah 6:1-5, Isaiah 9:6-7, Revelation 11:15-18, Revelation 19:1-16 High And Lifted Up - Words & Music: Jimmy Fedd 2001; Hallelujah Chorus - Words & Music: George Frederic Handel 1741 - excerpt from “Messiah” Background Vocals: Miles Pike, Angela Primm, Gale Mayes, Reggie Smith
- Revive Us Again
- How Deep The Father’s Love For Us
- The Church’s One Foundation
- Praise To The Lord, The Almighty
- Let Us Love And Sing And Wonder
- I Sing The Mighty Power Of God
- Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
- How Firm A Foundation
- O Holy Night
- The Power Of The Cross
- Crown Him With Many Crowns
- High And Lifted Up/Hallelujah Chorus
These are snippets from David Bruce Murray's album review.
"The excellent song selection is made even better by the consistent theme of family in the lyrics."
"...one of the more enjoyable songs is his “Tell Me How To Get There.” The Cajun rhythm is infectious."
"Blood Kin is a strong effort from Miles Pike with the bonus of good songwriting, vocals and production quality."
"Blood kin" is a term most often associated with immediate family: those who share relatives, background, physical features, and in many cases memories. Our Heavenly Father established earthly family both as a gift of grace and as a picture of the family that shares more than genes. Deeper than bloodlines and the deeper than earthly inheritances is the kinship that finds its roots in the love expressed by our Creator on the cross. Ours is a priceless legacy of forgiveness and mercy through the blood shed by Jesus Christ. Those that believe in Him have been adopted as the very sons and daughters of God Almighty. We who were once strangers and foreigners in this Kingdom are now blood kin and a way that goes far beyond earthly kinship.
This recording is for the believer: the redeemed and accepted into the family of God. Regardless of religious upbringing or denominational background, my hope is that this disc has found its way into the hands of someone who will be challenged to be a more godly and more stable member of the family. In doing so, I pray that you will love others into this adopted household. It does not matter whether you are a new believer or a longtime member of this ageless clan of Christians. All need to hear and remember that we are not alone and we in turn cannot leave others alone. We are our brothers keeper. We are to love, first, foremost, and never ceasing. No excuses as to why we don't and no reasoning away whether we must. Love is the sign of a true believer. If we say we love God and do not love our blood kin, we lie.
At the heart of this musical endeavor is a small tribute to those who have demonstrated real love and real faith to me most: my parents, my spouse, my family, and my dear friends who have all been part of my life in a big way. I believe that after listening to this linear lyric about the common vein of divine love that the body of Christ shares, you'll find that my story is your story, and our story is His story.
- Why Can't All God's Children Get Along
- The Church Homecoming
- October Harvest - #2 SONG
- I Made Time For You - #1 SONG
- Tell Me How To Get There
- Real Faith
- Redemption Complete
- It Takes Faith
- That's What I Call Love
- Safe In Daddy's Hands
- I Can See Through You
- Ever New, But Never Changing
- His Blood Has Made Us One
- Why Can't All God's Children Get Along (Reprise)
These are snippets from David Bruce Murray's album review.
"With twelve songs, a CD by a soloist can sometimes get monotonous, but that isn’t the case here. Walk Through The Pages includes a good range of musical styles."
"Speaking of vocal range, Pike is confident and capable over a wide range."
"I was impressed by the overall production quality, Pike’s vocal performance, the song selection and the concept of Walk Through The Pages. The interior packaging design looks great, too.
These are snippets from RadioIndy's album review.
"Highly talented vocalist, Miles Pike, releases a spectacular spiritual album, "Walk Through The Pages," dedicated to his pilgrimage to the Holy Land. This beautiful album is comprised of uplifting and reflective lyrics."
In 1999 and 2006, I had the privilege of accompanying our church group to the Holy Land. I had no idea what a profound impact these trips would have on my understanding of the stage upon which the ongoing story of redemption began. Between the two pilgrimages, I had the opportunity to sing on the Sea of Galilee, (in a boat), on the Mount of Olives looking out on Jerusalem, in the Upper Room, and on the Tel of Megiddo overlooking the Valley of Armageddon, and several other holy sites. After experiencing the Holy Land for myself, I wanted to record a CD that, in chronological order, contained songs that told some of my favorite Bible stories of the Holy Land and that gave compelling spiritual challenges with thought-provoking lyrics and maybe even a little fun and good humor.
This unique CD recording it's been years in the making, but the story which it tells started before time began. In tackling a book that spans nearly 750,000 words, one can hardly hope to encompass the grand scale on which this divinely inspired, 6,000 years old drama takes place. However, with much prayer and preparation, I hope that with 12 songs and 45 minutes I am able to take you on your own musical pilgrimage through the pages of Holy Scripture.
May the Holy Spirit enabled you to capture some of the spiritual themes, unparalleled continuity, and enduring stories that He breathed into the hearts of the writers. With God's help, I believe that I have accomplished the dream He set into motion years ago. I pray that every time you play this project you are not only transported cover to cover, but that you have an encounter with its Author.
- Through The Pages
- In The Cool Of The Day
- I Am
- Gonna Take It And Leave It
- Wake Up Call
- Hope Has Hands
- The Ragged Edge
- Pigs Flew
- Teach Me To Love Like That - #1 SONG
- Did He Hear My Cry
- The Tomb Is Empty
- He Is Click HERE to take part in the complete Bible study and walk through the pages with us!
Featuring three #1 songs this is one of the most popular CDs Miles has produced.
Amazon CD Review
"A youthful, new approach to some classic songs, that will speak to the times that we live in."
I want to thank my Savior and best friend, Jesus Christ, for the joy I have while singing and hearing the songs. Without the peace, hope, and freedom he bought for me, they would just be dead words set to music.
My prayer is that the songs on this project will make he remember days when songs were simple, yet profound; encouraging, yet admonishing; timely, yet everlasting. May their messages spur you on to hold fast to that which is true, keep sacred that which is holy, and find again the joy of your salvation. 2 Thessalonians 2:15
My parents have been my greatest supporters and continue to offer sound advice, godly examples, and most of all, their prayers. Special thanks to Dad for breathing some new thoughts and lyrics into this project.. For your willingness to give of your time and your love, I'm always grateful.
Thanks to my Christian brothers and sisters who have given of yourselves to help me fulfill your calling on my life.
Without the board members of Miles Pike Music, I wouldn't know what I was doing half the time. I'm so grateful to have you all in my life. Your wisdom is valuable, but your friendship is priceless!.
T.C..– What a trip! Thank you and Izzy for the home you provided during our stay.
It couldn't have been any better! Reggie, Ladye, and Brett, you all are awesome!
I was so nervous going into OmniSound Studio, but Gary and all the musicians involved made it so comfortable. Thanks for making this green country boy feel at home.
1. Heavenly Parade
2. Jesus Savior, Pilot Me - #1 SONG
3. How Great Thou Art
4. Amazing Grace
5. It Is Well With My Soul
6. The Old Account Was Settled Long Ago
7. The Longer I Serve Him
8. I'm Working On A Building
9. I'm Going Through, Jesus - #1 SONG
10. I'll See You In The Rapture - #1 SONG
Miles' Debut Project September 2007
These are snippets from The Christian Online Magazine's album review.
"This CD has the Wow factor. Wow! This guy can sing!"
"My Favorites: All of them! And I mean that!"
My prayer is that the songs on this project will make you pondered the things in God's word closer than ever, reminds you of the wonderful promises we have as his children, and draw you into a time and place of worship. 2 Timothy 1:17-14
First and foremost I want to thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ for the talent and most of all the reason to sing. He is my every inspiration. The gift of music and song is for the sole purpose of lifting up His name. Many have misused it and most do not understand the power of it. What a joy it is present the gospel with the songs in my heart.
Land Of No Time / The First Ones Covered By The Blood / Everyone, Everywhere, Everytime / Far More / They Cry Holy, Holy, Holy / Forever Changed / Jesus Will Pick You Up / By Grace Through Faith / The Son Of A Carpenter / Since Jesus Touched Me
On Front: "Hello MY NAME IS (sign your name in permanent marker) On Back: I'M A PHARISEE IN RECOVERY Put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk that by it you may grow up into salvation if indeed you have tasted that the Lord in good. 1 Peter 2:1-3 www.MilesPikeMusic.com
James & Kim Pike
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