PRAYERS IN TIME
songs of hope and grace
9. Open doors
10. In need of grace
Adam, Joel, Emma (now Nixon), Tessa and Godfrey Rust at the launch of Prayers in Time.
for the soul -
PRAYERS IN TIME is a new album of psalms for the 21st century by singer/songwriter/poet Godfrey Rust. All income from it goes towards completing the building of two schools in a troubled area of west Africa.
Listen or buy it here (on download or CD).
Musically, an eclectic roots/acoustic mix of blues, folk, country, pop, rock and roll, reggae and jazz influences, produced by Adam Rust, featuring many supporting vocalists and players including woodwind virtuoso David Fitzgerald.
a storm of words: stories, imagery, humour, wordplay, on a
journey through our universal concerns of faith, hope and love and
many of the
themes of the ancient Jewish psalms in contemporary
Charitably, all income from sales of PRAYERS IN TIME goes to help complete the building of two schools in Jos in the troubled north of Nigeria - see here.
Released in May 2018. Godfrey's first recording release since Forgiven Like This, the third album of Shattock & Rust in 1995.
WHAT THEY SAY...
"A masterful album from one of the best wordsmiths in Christendom".
the 9-out-of-10 review by Tony Cummings, editor of the UK's leading
Christian music magazine/website Cross Rhythms - complete review here - which also commented:
" There is plenty of excellent musicianship... but what lifts the album to the exceptional category is Rust's remarkable lyrics."
"Prayers in Time is a long, long way from the increasingly formulaic offerings of the modern worship scene."
Unsolicited comments received from others:
wonderful depth and surprise to the lyrics." PW
“A winning combination of catchy tunes and spiritual wisdom." KR
”Your album is awesome." HC
“It’s the overall shape and quality of the whole that really appeals - the concept album of all concepts - a perfect circle you’ve made of it; a living symbol that will live on and grow in ways you can’t imagine!” TFP
“Outstanding! Both music and lyrics are first class and resonate with my journey with God at the moment.” RL
”'Healing touch' is one of the most profound songs I have ever heard." JP
”An extraordinary achievement.” EO'D
”The album is really lovely, great songs, excellent production, and a really good feel throughout" DB
”I often have my favourite songs stuck on replay in my head, especially 'Who can we turn to' and 'In need of grace.'" RA
”Such a fine album." PD
"Bravo - a monumental effort! If I'm allowed a favourite it's 'Open doors', for both the words and the lovely harmonies " SG