Bright Light

by Cheryl Shepherd

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This debut EP from Cheryl Shepherd will be available in April 2017.

Recorded with good friends and brilliant indie folk band Speak, Brother ( this emotive worship project keeps clear of the highly polished and produced sound of many worship albums and keeps a gutsy, rootsy, honest approach, letting the simple acoustic guitar and piano arrangements paint beautiful music to wrap around the refreshing lyrics of the songs written by husband Jonny Shepherd.

Songwriter and worship leader Corinne Scotland also lends her gifted piano and vocal talents to complete a stunning debut from Cheryl Shepherd.

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released April 20, 2017

All songs, words and music Jonny Shepherd.

Tracks 1, 2, 3 - Recorded at Flipside Studios. Produced and recorded by Speak, Brother (Matthew Cotterill, James Herring, Daniel Benjamin, Nathan Morris). Lead vocals by Cheryl Shepherd. Additional vocals by Jonny Shepherd, Corinne Scotland, Daniel Benjamin, Lydia Dudfield and Mollie Froggett and Matthew Cotterill.

Track 4 - Recorded on location. Lead vocals by Cheryl Shepherd. Piano and additional vocals by Corinne Scotland.

Mixed by Nathan Morris. Mastered by Matthew Cotterill.


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Jonny & Cheryl Shepherd Rugby, UK

Jonny and Cheryl are a UK worship leaders and songwriters. Enjoying diverse styles and approaches in recording, they have written and released a number of independent worship projects including the recent Wake Up and Crown of Praise EP's. Cheryl is releasing her first solo project in 2017. For more info please go to ... more

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Track Name: The Heart Of Man
The heart of man won't be satisfied
Lest the heart of man sees you glorified
For all my toil would lie in waste
Should Christ my God not be praised

So we lift our hands, we lift our song
And set you first over all where you belong
And should there be a higher love
I'll cast it down to raise you up

From rising sun to eve of day
Through dark of night we'll lift your name
Though lions roar and battles rage
The loudest sound will be your praise

The heart of man is fashioned so
It heeds the call to bow down low
We bend the knee and lay our crowns
To know the joy of your renown
Track Name: You Are The Bright Light
You are the bright light in the darkness
You are the high hope to the hopeless, Jesus you are
You are the answer to every searching heart
You are the rescue to all who've wandered far, Jesus you are

Your arm is not too short to save
And I will take your hand, and trust you'll show the way
I know your ways are higher; You are Jehovah Jireh, my provider
In you, we have the victory
And you prepare my food before my enemies
I know that you are stronger
And if my God is for me, who can be against me

Christ before me (echo), Christ behind me (echo)
Christ is in me (echo), he's the hope of glory (echo)
Christ before me (echo), Christ behind me (echo)
Christ is in me (echo), he's the hope of glory (echo)
The hope of glory, yes Jesus you are
Track Name: I Will Love You
I will love you when I ascend your mountain God
I will love you when I'm kneeling in the valley dust
For my praise will not depend on the circumstance I'm in

I will love you when I'm sailing in your Spirit winds
I will love you when I'm stranded on the desert plains
For my praise will not depend on the circumstance I'm in

But who you are and all you've done
Holy God, faithful one

In the battle and the blessing
My heart and mouth be heard confessing
A song of praise to rise above it all
In the hurt and in the healing
Day and night in every season
As song of praise to rise above it all

Hallelujah, hallelujah
A song of praise to rise above it all
Track Name: Keep Me Rooted
Keep me rooted in Jesus
Keep me nourished by your Word
Keep me grounded in you alone
Keep me anchored to the Capstone

It is Christ who defines my reason to be
In him I live and breathe and move
Let my heart stay true, as I follow you
I'll keep Jesus at the centre
The centre of it all

Keep my vision on Jesus
Keep me measured by your grace
Keep my feet sure, on the narrow
Keep my faith strong as I follow

Jesus at the centre, Jesus at the centre
Everything begins and ends in you
Jesus at the centre, Jesus at the centre
All praise belongs to you

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