Come To The Waters (Maranatha HS 777/2) 1971

 

 

 

Children Of The Day - Come To The Waters

 

 

 

Children Of The Day - Come (Ls Fnt)

 

 

Children Of The Day are definitely up there near the top as my favorite American folk-rock group. It’s no wonder the Maranatha folks selected them for the first full-length debut on their fledgling label. Going beyond just the guitar and vocal harmonies that often characterized early Jesus music, this guy/gal foursome (Peter Jacobs, Marsha Carter/Stevens, Wendy Carter, Russ Stevens) successfully weaved in such instruments as piano, harpsichord, woodwinds and strings – and made it all work without sounding syrupy. The song-writing is exceptional, the arrangements unique and the harmonizing immaculate. Never humdrum, with lots of variety, from stirring ballads (‘Jesus’) to up-tempo folk-rock (‘Children Of The Day’, ‘Jesus Lives’) to four-part Bach (‘All Breathing Life’). The slower songs are intensely moving, including the climactic ‘The Search’, the somber ballad ‘As A Child’ and the joyful opener ‘New Life’. Mostly original material, plus a cover of Love Song’s ‘Two Hands’. And of course there’s Marsha’s ‘For Those Tears I Died’ which has become a classic “golden oldie” of the Jesus movement. A great beginning for a great band. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

 

 

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Children Of The Day - Come (Ls Bck)

 

 

 

Thank you Donald for the Light album cover photos.

 

Tracks:

A1

New Life

Written-By – P. Jacobs*

4:14

A2

As A Child

Written-By – P. Jacobs*, W. Carter*

6:00

A3

Children Of The Day

Written-By – M. Carter*, P. Jacobs*

2:20

A4

The Search

Written-By – M. Carter*, P. Jacobs*

5:24

B1

Two Hands

Written-By – C. Butler*, T. Coomes*

3:45

B2

Jesus Lives

Written-By – B. Greene*

3:59

B3

All Breathing Life

Written-By – J. S. Bach*

2:09

B4

Jesus

Written-By – P. Jacobs*

3:45

B5

For Those Tears I Died

Written-By – M. Carter*




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  • Drums – John Mehler
  • Engineer – Buck Herring
  • Flute – Linda Conner

Marsha Stevens (tracks: Marsha Carter), Pete Jacobs*, Russ Stevens, Wendy Carter

Light Records ‎– LS-5713