Prelude by John Michael Talbot

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by John Michael Talbot

Album: The Lord's Supper
by John Michael Talbot


Introductory Liner Notes

I would like to explain the nature of the unusual music that comprises 'The Lord's Supper' and its importance to those who participated in its creation.
This is an album of liturgical music. The dictionary defines "liturgy" as a "common work" or "common action." The liturgy of the Church, then, is simply what is done when the Body of Christ comes together - there is prayer, singing, sharing of God's Word, and offering of thanksgiving, and experiencing the fullness of the Kingdom of God through the Bread and the Wine. As this recording was made, the spirit in the studio was a true reflection of a "common work." The "common work" of those from the Body of Christ in Indianapolis - the singers, arrangers, producer, and engineers - was worship of God and the returning to Him of the gifts He'd so freely given each of us. It was, in fact, the selfless giving of everyone involved that makes 'The Lord's Supper' such a joyous experience. The choir of saints behind John Talbot was not a large group of paid was the small band of folks whose pictures grace this sleeve. Few, if any, had ever seen the inside of a recording studio and, quite possibly, might never again. Their enthusiasm - which never waned even during the long hours needed to overdub their voices - was not so much for performing but for explaining and demonstrating that there IS life in liturgy when it is Spirit-led.
You might find it surprising that the lyric content of 'The Lord's Supper' comes almost verbatim from formal liturgies that date back several centures. Equally surprising is how contemporary those lyrics sound when set against modern orchestration. It simply offers further proof of the timeless nature of worship when the participant is allowed, as in this case, the freedom to sing under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. The power and awe that is manifested by these ancient liturgies has deeply moved even the non-believers that have heard the songs in a semi-completed state.....and for that we can only thank the Lord for an opportunity to witness to His glory in such an unusual way.
Ultimately, 'The Lord's Supper' is not a "listener's" album - it requires participation! Liturgy is for all on behalf of all; and I exhort each in the Body of Christ to become involved in the praises, in the joy, in the total celebration of our loving Father, our Redeemer Jesus Christ, and the precious Holy Spirit!
- George E. Wilson

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  1. A God Thing
  2. A Walk Through the Liturgy
  3. Abba Father
  4. Adventure In God
  5. Agnus Dei
  6. Animus
  7. Apple of Your Eye
  8. Be Exalted O God
  9. Be Not Afraid
  10. Beatus
  11. Behold Now the Kingdom
  12. Blest Be the Lord
  13. Born Again
  14. Breathe
  15. Breathe On Me
  16. Canticle I Peter
  17. Canticle of the Bride
  18. Canticle of the Groom
  19. Canticle Philippians
  20. Canticles
  21. Caritas
  22. Cast Down Your Cares
  23. Cast Up a Highway
  24. Cave of the Heart
  25. Chosen Ones
  26. Colossians Canticle
  27. Come and Fill This Temple
  28. Come Home Little Children
  29. Come Worship The Lord (Psalm 95)
  30. Commit Your Life
  31. Create In Me a Clean Heart
  32. Credo
  33. Dance of the Heavens
  34. Devotio
  35. Devotions
  36. Disciplina
  37. Dismissal
  38. Domus Deum
  39. Earthen Vessels
  40. Ephesians Canticle
  41. Evening Canticle
  42. Exiles
  43. Exodus 15
  44. Father, I Put My Life In Your Hands
  45. Few Be the Lovers
  46. For You Are My Lord
  47. Foretold Encounter
  48. Forever Will I Sing
  49. Gabriel's Song
  50. Gift of Finest Wheat
  51. Gloria
  52. Gloria Patri
  53. glory and praise to our god
  54. Glory to the Father
  55. God Alone Is Enough
  56. Greenwood Suite
  57. Hail Mary
  58. Hallelu
  59. He's Coming
  60. He's God Of Time
  61. Hear Us Oh Lord
  62. Here I Am
  63. Hermitage
  64. Hind's Feet on High Places
  65. Holy Darkness
  66. Holy Father
  67. Holy Ground
  68. Holy Is His Name
  69. Holy Is the Lord
  70. Holy Man
  71. Humble Thyself in the Sight of the Lord
  72. I Abandon Myself
  73. I Am the Bread of Life
  74. I Am the Good Shepherd
  75. I Am the Resurrection
  76. I Am the Vine
  77. I Found My Beloved
  78. I Know a Well
  79. I Rejoiced When I Heard Them Say
  80. I Surrender - St. Theres's Prayer
  81. I Will Hear
  82. In Remembrance of Me
  83. In the Beginning
  84. Incense
  85. Inflame the Fire
  86. Interlude
  87. Interquischere
  88. Investigare
  89. Isaiah 58
  90. Jerusalem
  91. Jesus Has Come
  92. Jesus Prayer
  93. Jesus Prayer Swing
  94. JMT Testimony
  95. King of Glory
  96. King of the Ages
  97. Kyrie Motet
  98. Lady Poverty
  99. Laudable Exchange
  100. Laudare
  101. Lectio Divina
  102. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
  103. Let the Fire Fall
  104. Let The People Sing Amen
  105. Let Us Sing to the Lord
  106. Lift High the Banners of Love
  107. Like a Deer
  108. Like A Lion
  109. Lion of Judah
  110. Living Water
  111. Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
  112. Logos
  113. Lord, Every Nation On Earth Shall Adore You
  114. Lord, Every Nation On Earth Shall Praise You
  115. Lux Christus
  116. Magi
  117. Mirror
  118. Monos
  119. Nature and Grace
  120. No Longer I
  121. Nothing Is Impossible
  122. O Come All Ye Faithful / Angels We Have Heard On High
  123. Ode of the Bride
  124. Of the Father's Love Begotten
  125. On Eagle's Wings
  126. One Body In Christ
  127. One Thing I Ask
  128. Only In God
  129. Open My Eyes
  130. Our Blessing Cup
  131. Our God Reigns
  132. Pass Through My Will
  133. Passages
  134. Peace Prayer
  135. Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow
  136. Prelude of Faith
  137. Promise
  138. Promise of St. Francis
  139. Psalm 11
  140. Psalm 116
  141. Psalm 121
  142. Psalm 124
  143. Psalm 131
  144. Psalm 131 - Come to the Quiet
  145. Psalm 15
  146. Psalm 20
  147. Psalm 23
  148. Psalm 27 Part 1
  149. Psalm 32
  150. Psalm 44
  151. Psalm 45 Part 2
  152. Psalm 62
  153. Psalm 62 (Only In God)
  154. Regina Ceali
  155. Renounce All
  156. Requiem
  157. Retreat
  158. Revelation Canticle
  159. Sacred Silence
  160. Salve Regina
  161. Sanctus
  162. Send Forth Your Spirit
  163. Send Us Out
  164. Silent Night, Holy Night
  165. Silentium
  166. Sing to the Mountains
  167. Sofia
  168. Spiritus
  169. Spread the Good News
  170. St. Paul's Blues
  171. St. Teresa's Prayer
  172. Suite, The - Medley
  173. Sunset
  174. Surrender to Jesus
  175. Susipe
  176. Table of Plenty
  177. Te Deum
  178. Te Deum Laudamus
  179. Tempus
  180. Thanks to Thee
  181. The Appointed Time
  182. The Bread of Life
  183. The Church: God
  184. The Cry of the Poor
  185. The Incarnation
  186. The Jesus Prayer
  187. The Last Trumpet
  188. The Magnificat: Prelude of Faith - Holy Is His Name
  189. The Mirror of Eternity
  190. The Mystery of Faith
  191. The Spirit of the Lord
  192. The Way Suite
  193. The Woodlands / Praises and Canticles
  194. There's Room Inside
  195. Walk and Follow Jesus
  196. Walk With Jesus
  197. We Are One Body
  198. We Are the Exiles
  199. We Remember
  200. We Three Kings
  201. We Will Rise
  202. Wedding Dance
  203. Where Have You Hidden
  204. Worship and Bow Down
  205. You Will Receive Power