Ann’s second CD, If I Have The Eloquence, has been produced in response to many requests following the successful release of Friend Move Up Higher. Like the first CD, If I Have The Eloquence features a diverse range of songs, arrangements and musical textures.

Once again, some of the songs recorded here stem from friends in the north-east – such as Bill Rooke and Jim Furlong’s On This Mountain, Jim Gray and Bob Watson’s setting of the Gloria, Colin Younger’s If I Have The Eloquence, and Mary Hughes’s endearingly childlike Christmas song, The Star is Getting Brighter. Ann has included two of her most recent songs – Deep Calls to Deep with a simple accompaniment, and Come Home, which builds to a fitting orchestral climax. Mark McGreevy has contributed his gentle hymn of consolation, Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled, and Andrew Stayn’s Magnificat has been given a joy-filled upbeat treatment.

The rest of the songs come from largely traditional gospel sources, and are ones we have been singing a lot at home over recent years. They may remind us of our responsibilities towards others, such as I Will Lift My Brother Up, or reassure us of God’s protection, as in With Jesus in the Vessel. Probably the best well-known of these four songs is Just a Closer Walk with Thee, but the song which has lifted us most in troubled times is Thomas A Dorsey’s inspiring 1920s gospel classic, The Lord Will Make A Way Somehow. We hope you enjoy the choices we have made.

Once again, we can provide sheet music (vocal, guitar and piano/keyboard) for those who require it, though please note that permissions relating to The Lord Will Make A Way Somehow must be sought from Carlin Music Corp. The words for all songs are also printed in the CD booklet.
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On This Mountain
Just A Closer Walk With Thee
If I Have The Eloquence
The Lord Will Make A Way Somehow
Deep Calls To Deep
I Will Lift My Brother Up
Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled
With Jesus In The Vessel
Magnificat
Glory To God
Come Home
The Star Is Getting Brighter