It had been several years since I'd spent time arranging or trying to write any new hymns. I'd released my fourth book of Piano Hymns and thought I had spent most of my time working on original songs for several recording projects.
I continued to get email requests often for different hymns and I always felt like I'd find time for it later but it kept pushing back due to all of the busy things we have in life.
Around the new year, I started exploring several new hymns that I wasn't familiar with but I had tons of half finished songs that weren't anywhere near ready to release. When the Corona Virus shut everything down, I realized that people needed peace and comfort more than any other time and that's when I forced myself to start writing things down and finishing hymns.
Once I'd made the decision to finish this project it was really neat to see how things came together, how I'd find stories and inspiration for some of the songs and how there was a bigger hand in helping these arrangements happen.
I say this about all of my books, but I LOVE playing through all of these songs. I really hope that it is something that people will enjoy and be able to share with others to bring a Spirit of Peace and Comfort in these crazy times we are living in.