The Name Written On His Hands is a collection of hymns rearranged and recorded by Sonnet, a band at Harmony Church in Greenville, NC.
What's This About?
Sonnet, led by Will Davis and Brian Mull, artists-in-residence at Harmony Church, will be recording three rearranged classics from the 19th century church on an EP, hopefully a prequel for a full-length album. These hymns are:
- Just As I Am by Charlotte Elliott (lyrics)
- Come Ye Sinners by Joseph Hart (lyrics)
- Arise, My Soul, Arise by Charles Wesley (lyrics)
We've set these timeless classics to timely tunes inspired by modern-day alternative rock. These songs are theologically rich, musically creative, and spiritually fortifying.
But we need help to get them recorded.
What's the Money For?
In order to glorify God most greatly, we want to do things most excellently. That means professionally recording, which means paying for studio time. We also want to get these Gospel-centered songs to the masses, so we'll be forking out dough for digital distribution as well. Here's the breakdown:
- Professional Studio Time (3 Days): $1050
- Mixing & Mastering: $100-200
- Digital Distribution: $200
Harmony Church will be providing funds for spreading the word, as well as making up any additional costs that sprout up along the way. But being as we're a new church, we simply can't afford the entire thing.
That's where you come in! We'd love for you to be able to contribute, and get some cool stuff along the way. Check the sidebar.
Can I Hear It?
Well, obviously, we have no good recordings. That's what we're raising money for! But here are a couple of links to give you an idea:
And here's a rough video of Arise, My Soul, Arise. Audio is from the camera, so not all that great. But you get the idea.
We're hoping to record at Red Sparrow Studios in Wilson, NC. They've worked with some of our musicians before, and have done an incredible job during the entire process.
The Name Written On His Hands is an allusion to a lyric from Charles Wesley's hymn, Arise My Soul. The lyrics states:
Arise, my soul, arise; shake off thy guilty fears;
The bleeding sacrifice in my behalf appears:
Before the throne my surety stands,
My name is written on His hands.
It is indeed our name that is written on the blood-stained hands of Jesus.
Sonnet comes from the famous line "teach me some melodious sonnet", from the great hymn by Robert Robinson, Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing. It is a reference to the fact that only God can truly give us the gift of song....because of the death of Christ for our behalf, we have reason to sing!
Mid to late September.
Put simply: we are all about Jesus.
Specifically, we are all about who He is, and what He has done for us. We want to lead people to be Gospel-centered, in Community, and on Mission for the glory of God and the good of Greenville, so that Jesus may be made famous.
Our band are simply an extension of that.
Want more info? Check out the profile and websites at the bottom-right of the screen.
Harmony Church. Every Sunday morning. 10am. Tipsy Teapot in Uptown Greenville, NC.
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