In The Beauty Of His Holiness (Dove JL~O1) 1977
Moving album of worshipful piano ballads and meditative acoustic songs that seek to draw the listener to the throne of God. Emmanuel is predominantly singer/songwriter James Cowan (guitar, keyboards and synthesizer), with Mary Cowan also on vocals, and two others on additional guitar, lead guitar and harmonica. A couple songs reminded me of ear1y Jeff Johnson circa Anvil Of God’s Word‘, but more often Cowan’s music has the rich lyrical symphonic quality that typified the later Catholic NALR albums. Without the choirs and big arrangements that is, as typically there are only one-to-two instruments accompanying here (keyboards on roughly two-thirds of the tracks, guitar on the rest) Beautiful color cover illustration of two children gazing up at the New Jerusalem in the heavens Custom recording from a Benedictine Abbey in Pecos, New Mexico. (Ken Scott – Archivist).
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-2||Come to Me||2:26|
|1-3||Root of Jesse||4:11|
|1-4||Praise ye the Lord||2:37|
|1-5||Open the Door||2:00|
|1-6||Wherever You Go||3:43|
|2-1||How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place||4:44|
|2-2||God is coming back for Me||2:05|
|2-3||Breathe on me Breath of God||3:11|
|2-4||Jesus I Need You||2:39|
|2-6||Receive Our Prayer||2:29|
A special thank you to Chuck for providing the music.
Jim Cowan’s web site where you can find Jim’s more recent music.