'Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.' Ephesians 5:19 Out of a dark, damp, cluttered basement in the suburban town of Babylon, NY came a desire. A desire to sing and make music to the Lord. A phone call to a friend in the summer of 2001 brought four men down to this dusty basement. Shoddy equipment, extension cords every which way, and powdered iced tea fueled the madness. With a goal to reach the Christian coffeehouse scene, the songs emerged from the mind of MARK GALANTE to the overloaded speakers of our makeshift PA. The equipment got better, the songs got tighter, but with just a few backyard barbeque gigs under our belt, the foursome shrunk to just two. The band was gone, but the songs live on. After a short hiatus for basement renovations, Mark Galante and best friend Dave Dyott set out to deliver the songs to a digital format. The CD began to take shape. The first cut, a soulful, guitar-driven, two-hand tapping ( that would make even EVH proud ) anthem called.....The Rock. It is...and it does. Track 2 .... a smooth strat sound, winding down a path, searching for answers, and being found by the Saviour, on...The Road to Emmaus. Track 3.... Die For a Friend slows the tempo, but lifts the spirit. Track four is a gently-spoken, softly-strumming. ' I'll carry you when times are tough ' .....Let it Go. Track 5.... The Sinful Nature....the wages of sin is eternal damnation, the blood on the cross our only salvation.....spread the word! Track 6.... The Son of Man came to seek and save that which was lost. This one sounds a little like The Grateful Dead,.......but He lives. Track 7... Keep your eyes on Him. Face the fire with Him.....Come What May.Track 8.... A song of praise and thanksgiving,... At The Foot of the Cross..Track 9... Slide guitar sets the tone. '... Stepped across the stars to earth, died for me and gave me birth...'....Survey the Cross.Track 10... Power chords and bombastic beat speak of troubled times ahead, but,.....Greater is He. Track 11... A soft landing with a little ditty by David Dyott glorifies the name of the Lord,.....Light of the World. The lyrics of the first song opens with the name.....Jesus. The closing refrain of the final song echoes ...Jesus. And in between,...' always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ! ' AMEN.
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