Thank you so much for purchasing this album! For over two years we worked together to produce original, professional, and high quality songs for you and your church/society.
We hope you love them as much as we do!
Twelve of the lyrics were written by Lynn Jackson, C.S.B. and they were approved and edited by the Christian Science Board of Directors. It’s our hope that the Christian Science Publishing Society will offer this album soon, but until then we gained permission to release the CD to the public. One solo is from a poem by Jill Gooding, C.S.B. (‘The secret place of the most High’), and was published in the Christian Science Sentinel, June 25, 2018.
All of the lyrics were inspired by prayer, the healing practice of Christian Science, and a deep study of the Pastor of Christian Science, the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy.
The solos were written to provide new musical offerings specifically to go along with the weekly Bible Lessons.
These solos are in line with the Church Manual, "The services should be preceded and followed by organ or piano music of an appropriate character in all cases where this is possible" (pg 121).
As the Jackson-Beacon Team grew in the development of this project it became evident that some of the piano accompaniments alone would be appropriate for preludes, offertories, and postludes (some are not as appropriate due to a few measures of silence in the song itself).
One CD contains all thirteen solos with voice and piano. The second CD contains only the piano accompaniment. This offers churches and societies full solos or simply an accompaniment if there is a vocalist available. The lyrics can be found on website and are free.
Scores are presently being developed and will be added as they are completed, -- for those who would like to both play and sing the solos.
We hope you’ll do our Team a favor and embrace this project with your full heart and soul, -- as we have.
The Jackson-Beacon Team