Lamentations

by Bifrost Arts Music

supported by
/
  • Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    The purchase of this record includes a digital download of these 10 original new songs, as well as 4 bonus tracks. As part of the download, you'll also receive a songbook with sheet music for all of the songs.

     $10 USD  or more

     

  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 4 Bifrost Arts Music releases available on Bandcamp and save 50%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Lamentations, He Will Not Cry Out, Come, O Spirit!, and Salvation Is Created. , and , .

     $20 USD or more (50% OFF)

     

1.
2.
04:16
3.
4.
5.
6.
03:25
7.
8.
04:06
9.
10.
03:57
11.
12.
13.
14.

credits

released March 1, 2016

These songs were recorded in several makeshift locations using Isaac's home recording equipment in November 2015 and February 2016. Thanks to all the friends who came and helped make these songs what they are!

Lead Vocals:
Daniel Levi Goans
Lauren Goans
Yolonda Jones
Nan McMillan
Greg Thompson
Paul Zach

Backing Vocals:
Julie Bernstein
Hunter Chorey
Calie Garrett
Sarah Miller
Abbey Ness
Michael Salvatierra

Strings:
Megan Gray
Christi Salisbury
Daniel Sender

Flute:
Kristin Baltes

Guitars:
Isaac Wardell, Paul Zach, Alex Foote, and John Athayde

Keyboards:
Isaac Wardell, John Lindsey, and John Athayde

String arrangement on "Can the Dead Rise Up to Praise?" by Daniel Hwang

Special Thanks to the writers of several of these songs:
Trent Dabbs & Kate York
Chris Juby
Sandra McCracken
Kelley McRae
Greg Thompson
Michael Van Patter

Mixed by Rob Evans

Album art by Sarah Lapp
(with a portion of the painting "Couple Reaching Up" by Evelyn Williams. used by permission. all rights reserved)

tags

license

all rights reserved

feeds

feeds for this album, this artist

about

Bifrost Arts Music Charlottesville, Virginia

contact / help

Contact Bifrost Arts Music

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: How Long?
How long? Will You turn Your face away?
How long? Do You hear us when we pray?
On and on, still we walk this pilgrim way - How long?

How long 'til Your children find their rest?
How long 'til You draw them to Your breast?
We go on holding to Your promises - How long?

(Refrain)
'Til You wipe away the tears from ev'ry eye
'Til we see our home descending from the sky
Do we wait in vain?
Jesus, give us hope again!

How long 'til Your word will still the storm?
How long 'til You bare Your mighty arm?
How we groan 'til You snatch us from the thorns - How long?


How long? Sweet the dawn that ends the race.
How long? Weak our hearts but strong our legs.
Looking on - great that cloud of witnesses! How long?
Track Name: Rise Up
For the lonely and forgotten,
for the weary and distressed,
For the refugee and orphan,
and for all who are oppressed,
For the stranger who is pleading
while insulted and despised,
Will You rise? Will You rise?

Rise up! Rise up!
The earth will fear the Lord
when You avenge the poor.
May Your kingdom come . . .
O rise up!

Hear how Rachel, she is weeping.
How she will not be consoled.
And the children in our keeping,
are their bodies bought and sold?
And the watchmen, he is sleeping.
Do You see them with Your eyes?
Will You rise? Will You rise?

Rise up! Rise up!
The earth will fear the Lord
when You avenge the poor.
May Your kingdom come . . .
O rise up!

As Your will is done in heaven,
Let it now be done below
Let Your daily bread be given,
Let Your kingdom come and grow
Lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us, we cry
Will You rise? Will You rise?

Rise up! Rise up!
The earth will fear the Lord
when You avenge the poor.
And bare Your holy arm
to keep them safe from harm,
May Your kingdom come . . .
O rise up!
Track Name: O God, Will You Restore Us?
O God, will You restore us, and grant us Your salvation?

I will hear what God proclaims
The Lord our God proclaims peace
Kindness and truth shall meet
Justice and peace shall kiss

“Here is the fast I choose –
To loosen the bonds of the oppressed and break their chains
Let righteousness and justice go out before you
Then you will call out and I will hear”

Near indeed is His salvation to those who call on Him
He will incline is ear and hear their prayers
Truth shall spring out of the earth
and Justice will rain down from heaven

The Lord will guide you on a righteous path
His vindication will shine down forth as the dawn
Your people will be called repairers of broken walls
making straight the path to proclaim His reign!
Track Name: Our Song in the Night
In the darkness, can you hear us?
When the night comes, are we alone?
Have you forgotten all of your children?
When we remember you how we groan
But our hearts cannot be silent

God, be our song in the night
when the light is gone
God, be our joy, be our strength
Be our sheltering place
Our song in the night

We are broken-- are we forsaken?
Has your love gone down with the sun?
And your mercy through all history,
Is it abandoned and undone?
Oh our hearts cannot be silent

Your road, it led me down to the Red Sea
The waters trembled, and you made a way
You raised Your arm and led them to dry land
Lord, will You hear us when we say
That our hearts cannot be silent

___________________________________
words and music by Michael Van Patter
Track Name: Wisdom and Grace
Teach us to number our days
That we may apply our hearts to Your ways
Teach us to number our days
with wisdom and grace.

You've been our home and our dwelling
our place in all generations.
Before the earth or the mountains were formed,
Lord, You were God.

Now the span of our lives,
It is made of sorrow and labor
As the days pass away like the grass
How soon we are gone.

O establish the work of our hands,
set Your favor upon us.
O establish the word of our hands,
May Your kingdom come!

___________________________________
words and music by Sandra McCracken
Track Name: Break Us
When I stand in the presence of a Holy God,
And I flee and I cover my face,
My heart filled with shame,
Yet You still call my name,
and You break me by the power of Your grace.

(refrain)
Break us by the power of Your grace, O Lord,
Won’t You break us by the power of Your grace.
Break us, remake us, don’t let the sorrow take us;
O break us by the power of Your grace.

When I walk through the evil and strife of the earth
And I turn and I cover my eyes,
The arms that do violence
While our hearts watch in silence—
Won’t you break them by the power of Your grace.

When my flesh, it shall fail, and my work here is done,
And the heavens and earth are remade,
Though I sowed here in sorrow
It will be glorious tomorrow
He’ll remake it by the power of His grace!
Track Name: Can the Dead Rise Up to Praise?
O God of my salvation, do you not hear?
My soul is full of trouble and death is near.
You sunk me to the bottom among the dead.
Your wrath is heavy on me; I have no friend.

(refrain)
Can the dead rise up to praise,
sing of mercy from the grave?
Is Your faithfulness proclaimed
even in the darkest place?

I cry in prayer before You; You hide Your face.
Your wrath has overwhelmed me and I can’t escape.
Your terrors have destroyed me; they flood the day.
All those who ever loved me are far way.

___________________________________
words and music by Chris Juby
Track Name: Come Light
Kindle the flint, the tinder
Liven the hearth the stone
Shelter the dying lantern light
Gladden the shadowed home
Into this wilderness of shadows
Come, Light original

Answer our famine yearning
Nourish our blighted fields
Raise all our fallen storehouses
Leaven the bitter yield
Into this emptiness, this hunger
Come, Bread all bountiful.

Out of the blowing starlessness
Over the frozen sea
Into our barren midnight
Up from the fruitless trees
O come

Loosen the cloaks of journeymen
Mend all the broken roads
Wake us from fitful forest sleep
Lighten the lonely load
Into this pilgrimage, this journey
Come, Home perpetual.

___________________________________
words and music by Greg Thompson
Track Name: In Labor All Creation Groans
In labor all creation groans till fear and hatred cease,
Till human hearts come to believe: In Christ alone is peace.

In labor all creation groans till prejudice shall cease,
Till every race and tribe and tongue in Christ will live in peace.

In labor all creation groans till rape and murder cease,
Till women walk by night unharmed and Christ is this world’s peace.

In labor all creation groans till false divisions cease,
Till enemies are reconciled in Christ who is our peace.

___________________________________
music: traditional, words by Delores Hufner
Track Name: Lesser Loves
I was a prisoner; You held the key
the door was opened; You welcomed me
Oh I was guilty of every crime
but you took my place and you did my time

(refrain)
How can I thank you, Lord?
My broken heart, You have restored.
How can I thank you, Lord?
You give me grace I cannot afford.

I was an enemy but You made me a guest
You spread a table in the wilderness
Beside the waters, You filled my cup
O how I have settled for lesser loves

I was an orphan, but You called me “child”
I was a stranger; I was lost and defiled,
Redemption found me from up above
O how I had settled for lesser loves.

___________________________________
words and music by Trent Dabbs, Kate York, and Isaac Wardell