Moonrise is joyful yet peaceful collection of songs. It is a burst of happiness, that shows Garth at his best - relaxed, poetic, humourous and prayerful.
It is an insight into the spirituality that drives Garth - reflecting the inspiration of silence, his love of the beauty of nature and of prayer, and his constant commitment to the ways of justice and peace.
The words of Thomas Merton on silence appear on the back cover, “May we…not neglect the silence that is printed in the centre of our being. It will not fail us. It is more than silence.”
Produced by Paul Pilot in his studio in Wapping, Moonrise is an album that moves from the exuberant happiness of “Late Summer Love” to the gentle prayer of “Twilight”. It reflects visits last year by Garth to three parts of the world - Nicaragua, Mozambique and the Holy Land.
Moonrise is also available for download worldwide via iTunes, just go to the iTunes store and search for "Garth Hewitt" & you'll see it.
OVERSEAS CUSTOMERS: If you are based outside the UK and would like a CD copy of this album, you can place an order via the Essential Christian website
Martin Smith of the band, Delirious? recently spoke of the influence of Garth & his music:
"I remember being at Greenbelt Festival when I was a kid and seeing Garth Hewitt on stage. He was banging on about Christians having a heart for the poor and saving the world and frankly I didn't get any of it. Garth has always been ahead of his time and we are all catching up with what God has been saying through Garth for the last 30 years. I wish I had listened closer standing in that field, but it sometimes takes a lifetime to recognise a true prophet. It is people like Garth who make us look at the world differently and realise what it is to be a true Christian."
Please note orders received after Friday 16 December CANNOT be guaranteed for delivery before Christmas.