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about

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An ever evolving collection of demo's and scratch tracks recorded the past couple of years. Deposited here for your enjoyment.

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released November 21, 2013

many credits...

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Some rights reserved. Please refer to individual track pages for license info.

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Track Name: Naaman Wood & Bruce Benedict - Holy Spirit, Come Our Hearts Inspire (Ode to Pentecost)
1.On Babel's plain, the fires of men
In common purpose roared
The unity that God once gave
They seized with one accord

But God poured out peculiar tongues,
Peculiar, odd, and vain
They scattered all the human fires,
That burned on Babel’s plain.

2.The desert pealed with flames divine,
“I hear my people's cry!”
But Moses turned his face to hide
From unconsuming fire.

“O Lord and God,” the shepherd pled,
“My tongue is mute and mired.”
“O who inspires mortal mouths?”
The holy flame inquired.

CHORUS:
Holy Spirit, Come O Sacred Fire
Holy Spirit, Come Our Hearts Inspire

3.On Sinai’s crest, the storms of God
In gales of holy dread
Beset the mount in veils of fire,
With smoke it palled and spread

Then God gave Moses words of life
In thund’rous peals construed
And Isr’el spoke in stark reply,
“What God says we will do.”

4. In Galilee, the holy cloud
That brandished Sinai's crest
Bestowed itself on Mary's frame
And settled there to rest

Then holy fires of power divine
Beheld her virgin womb;
They tabernacled in her flesh
But left her unconsumed

5. At Pentecost, the winds of God,
In savage tempest roared;
Like Sinai’s mount, their flesh assumed
The fires of their Lord

Then God poured out peculiar tongues,
From native lands abroad
And birthed the Church as holy flesh
In unity with God
Track Name: Bruce Benedict & Naaman Wood - The Spirit of the Lord (Luke 4)
When earth was welter, waste, and void,
And dark disturbed the deep;
The winds of God ov'er swept the sea,
With favor soon to speak.

REFRAIN:
The Spirit of the Lord was upon it.

When Mary’s virgin womb lay void,
In barren chastity;
“Be not afraid,” the angel said,
And favor canopied.

REFRAIN:
The spirit of the Lord is upon you.”

When Christ arose from Jordan’s banks,
And raised his voice in prayer,
A sound from heaven rent the sky,
And favor it declared.

REFRAIN:
The Spirit of the Lord was upon him.

When Jesus stood in Nazareth,
He sang the prophet’s words:
“I bring good news, release, and sight
“The favor of the Lord.”

REFRAIN:
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me.”

Over the womb of Pentecost,
The brooding Spirit howled,
And birthed the living flesh of Christ,
With favor to announce.

REFRAIN:
The Spirit of the Lord was upon them.

When plunged into the death of Christ,
And raised to life anew,
The Holy Spirit rests on us,
With favor to imbue.

REFRAIN:
The Spirit of the Lord is upon us.
Track Name: ‘Tis Midnight, and On Olive’s Brow (Maundy Thursday)
1 ‘Tis midnight; and on Olive’s brow
The star is dimmed that lately shown:
‘Tis midnight; in the garden now,
The suffering Savior prays alone.

2 ‘Tis midnight; and, from all removed
Emmanuel wrestles lone with fears:
E’en the disciple that He loved
Heeds not his Master’s grief and tears.

Refrain or Bridge:
All alone for me he cried
All alone for me he died
‘Tis midnight, the savior prays alone.

3 ‘Tis midnight; and, for others’ guilt,
The Man of Sorrows weeps in blood:
Yet He that hath in anguish knelt
Is not forsaken by His God.

4 ‘Tis midnight; and from heavenly plains
Is borne the song that angels know:
Unheard by mortals are the strains
That sweetly soothe the Savior’s woe.
Track Name: O Christ, Our King, Creator Lord
1 O Christ, our King, Creator, Lord,
Saviour of all who trust Thy word,
To them who seek Thee ever near,
Now to our praises bend Thine ear.

2 In Thy dear cross a grace is found -
It flows from every streaming wound -
Whose power our inbred sin controls,
Breaks the firm bond, and frees our souls.

3 Thou didst create the stars of night;
Yet Thou hast veiled in flesh Thy light,
Hast deigned a mortal form to wear,
A mortal's painful lot to bear.

4 When Thou didst hang upon the tree,
The quaking earth acknowledge Thee;
When Thou didst there yield up Thy breath,
The world grew dark as shades of death.

5 Now in the Father's glory high,
Great Conqueror, never more to die,
Us by Thy mighty power defend,
And reign through ages without end.
Amen.

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