10-CD Series

My love of music began in early childhood, and my mother and grandmother made sure I had plenty of music to listen to. I loved to listen to my grandma’s old records, and my mom supplied me with many records and cassettes of my own. In fact, when I was a toddler, I had my own tiny cassette player that I carried around with me. Before I learned how to operate cassette players myself, I made it very clear when one side of a cassette tape had come to an end—calling out “Turn it over!” when I was ready to listen to the other side, and my mother never failed to come to my assistance.


As a child, I listened to music for fun, but when I became an adult and my relationship with God began to grow, music developed a deeper significance for me. I discovered the experience of hearing songs that resonated with me so deeply that they moved me to tears. I remember the day when something had gone wrong, and someone posted a link to a song on Facebook. The words of the song really ministered to me, because the message in the song was exactly what I needed to hear at that time, and it kindled hope in my heart.


As someone who has always been extremely sensitive to music, I am keenly aware of the profound impact that music has on the mind. Music is one of God’s methods to impress important truths upon the heart. There are times when a song can reach someone in a way that a sermon cannot.


One of the things I feel called to do is to use songs to convey messages of God’s love and grace. The goal of Dawn of Hope Ministry is to inspire hope in the heart through song, and the CD series we are creating will strive to do just that. This series will be called Hope Revives.


Each album in this 10-CD series has a title that will expresses a specific theme, and the songs on each album are based on the theme of each album title. For example, the album entitled “Forgiven” will contain songs about God’s forgiveness, and the album entitled “Grace Revealed” contains songs about God’s grace. This last CD, “Grace Revealed”, is recorded and awaits further production (mixing, mastering, duplication, etc.). [Below are the details of the complete set with tentative song titles, 70% of which are already in our revolving repertoire.]


The process of creating albums and duplicating them onto CDs is very expensive (costs?), but if it is in God’s plan for us to record this CD series, He will provide the financial means to make it happen. Will you prayerfully consider donating to this project so that many more people can receive the hope and healing that God desires to give them through music? Your generous gift will be deeply appreciated.


"HOPE REVIVES"


--w/tentative songs, subject to additional songs and modification


--songs in italics are in current repertoire


CD 1. Grace Revealed


How Deep the Father's Love


Who Has Believed


Longer I Serve Him


Without His Cross


Amazing Grace/My Chains Are Gone


Were It Not for Grace


Embrace the Cross


He Looked Beyond My Fault


Grace


In Christ Alone


King of the Jews/The Love of God


CD 2. Through the Storm


The Anchor Holds


Carry Me


Winter To Spring


Jesus Will Still Be There


Song of Deliverance


Jesus, Lover of My Soul


Blessings


In This Old Troubled World


Abide With Me


Day By Day


Until Then


How Long. O Lord


Under His Wings


Life Is Hard, God Is Good


CD 3. Water of Life


Showers of Blessing


As Water To the Thirsty


Fill My Cup, Lord


Wade In the Water


Drink From the River


CD 4. Forgiven


East To West


It Is Well With My Soul


Search Me. O God


Come, Let Us Reason


Mr. Simon


Softly and Tenderly


When God Ran


More Than the Watchmen


The Love of God


Lord, You Are So Good


You Set Me Free


Speechless


CD 5. Going Forth


Let Us Run


Hineni


Blessed Is the Man


Moses


Jesus, Friend of Sinners


I'll Go Where You Want Me To Go


Candles In the Night


I Love To Tell the Story


Here I Am, Lord


Safe Harbor


What Now


Go Without Knowing


This Day


Legacy of Love


Find Us Faithful


Something More


Go Light Your World


CD 6. Hope for the Wounded


Broken and Spilled Out


I Touched His Garment


In Heaven's Eyes


You Can Belong To Me


Give Your Heart A Home


Come Into My Life


Every Single Tear


Always


Come To Me


Alabaster Box


Heal This Place


The Spirit of the Lord


CD 7. The Good Shepherd


Show Me Thy Glory


He Shall Feed His Flock


Then They Will Know


We'll Call Him Jesus


All the Way My Savior Leads Me


Tell Me the Story of Jesus


I Call You Friend


Psalm 23


Blessed Lord, How Much I Need Thee


I Need Thee Every Hour


Little Lamb


CD 8. The Great Refreshing


On My Knees


Psalm 1


For Zion's Sake


Arise, Shine


Breathe On Me


Peace, Peace, Wonderful Peace


I Surrender All


My Peace


Touch Your People Once Again


Open My Eyes


CD 9. Trust Him


Sing Me A Lullaby


He Who Trusts


In His Presence


Not In Trying, But In Trusting


He Who Dwells


Tremble


'Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus


Psalm 23


He'll Do It Again


Through It All


Trust His Heart


Unless It Is the Lord


CD 10. Blessing In Brokenness


Flower In the Rain


Blessings On the Mountain


Orphans of God


Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior


Holy One


No More Night


Separate from this series, we are also planning:


A. Tribute to Del Delker


The Love of God


The Night Watch


B. Duet CD with John Lomacang


Wonderful. Merciful Savior


There Is A Fountain


Touch Your People Once Again


We Being Many


C. Hymns CD


Abide With Me


D Day By Day


It Is Well With My Soul


D. Christmas (another)


E. Children's DVD


F. Southern Gospel


G. Black Gospel


Dann Thornton also has several Instrumental CDs in various stages of progress:


A. Original Solo Piano Compositions


B. Flugelhorn/Trumpet Hymns


C. Flugelhorn/Trumpet Sacred/Gospel


D. Flugelhorn/Trumpet Christmas


E. Sacred Brass (with James Thornton)


F. Love Songs for Caren - Vocal/Piano