**ALL** donations from sales during Fall 2020 were donated to Hagar's Sisters. www.hagarssisters.org
“Our newest compilation focuses on lament from a female perspective, so every contributing artist is a woman. Inspiration came from our model of Mary and Martha at the tomb of Lazarus where they encounter Jesus in their sorrow, and He weeps with them. The hope with this project is that the listener will have a song to bring to Jesus in crisis. Lament is an act of faith that God can hear and will hear, and He alone can act. The Lord knows what He will do, and yet He takes the time to listen and weep with us.”
A note from Rachel WIlhelm:
I have noticed through the years that women are the first to put down their art for other pressing obligations, which makes it difficult for them to have access to songwriting, music production, and opportunities in the music realm. We at Liturgy Fellowship pooled together all our production and mixing engineers that had the space and time to volunteer to several tracks on this project. It was a balancing act of pairing just the right producer with just the right artist, all via email, text and Dropbox during a global pandemic. There were near misses, panicked and wind-in-the-sails phone calls, encouraging and constructive correspondences, artistic direction, and Dropbox uploads of triumph. I loved every second of it. My main takeaway? We need each other to produce beautiful things. Is this not the Body of Christ? I hope that you can soak in these songs produced by Godly women who know pain and want to help you process your pain because we are the Body. Praise be to Jesus, the Man of Sorrows, who knows us well. The glory shall be His!
released September 28, 2020
Produced by Rachel Wilhelm
Cover art by Carmela Dow
| The font is “Dream Orphans” at dafont.com
Additional design work by Blake Johnson
Mastered by Drew Elliot (Hope College)
Thank you to Cardiphonia Music (501c3) and Hope College Campus Ministries for the support.
Songbook charts and lead sheets by Jay Locklear
A huge thank you to the track producers and mixers of Liturgy Fellowship for making many of these songs possible during a global pandemic!
Additional thanks: Bruce Benedict, Jered McKenna, Travis Jarrett, Trenton Durham, Rick Jensen, Jordan Elgie, Andy Zipf, Jay Locklear, Daniel Snoke, Orlando Palmer, Devin Pogue, Joel Wilhelm, Amber Salladin, Kate Bluett, Women Church Musicians & Worship Leaders Facebook Group, Liturgy Fellowship Facebook Group, United Adoration.