The Worth of Souls

by Paul Cardall

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Millions of youth and adults are suffering from depression. Thousands have given up. The underlying cause of suicide is an unbearable pain derived from a pervasive sense of hopelessness, a loss or lack of connection to others, and a life-long pattern of self destruction. Music has been clinically proven to calm anxiety and ease pain. The Worth of Souls features a team of award-winning recording artists who've produced an altruistic album of original and award-winning contemporary Christian songs that promote the Savior's unconditional love and mercy. This album plants seeds of faith and restores confidence in ourselves. It is an effective tool to share with the prodigal, the faithful, the unbeliever, the saint.

"I know firsthand the emotional and spiritual depths to which depression and disillusionment with life can take us. In addition to sensitive and caring loved ones and friends, nothing lifted my spirits and spoke peace more powerfully during my darkest days, than beautiful and inspiring music. While God has a myriad of ways by which He can work His miracles in our lives, very often His divine Spirit heals the broken heart, plants hope, and give perspective and purpose through the thoughtful and prayerful work of gifted and inspired musicians. In that spirit, I applaud the artists and producers of WORTH OF SOULS. Their tender and Christ-like offering is a life changing gift to all who will receive it."

—Robert L. Millet
Professor Emeritus of Religious Education Brigham Young University

Track List

  1. Come As You Are (Kenz Hall)
  2. Oceans (Jordan Moyes and Ashley Hess)
  3. Lift Me Out (Ellee Duke)
  4. That Mountain (Charley Jenkins)
  5. How Can It Be? (Sierra Lauren)
  6. O Glorious Day (Jordan Moyes)
  7. The Homecoming (Jim Daneker)
  8. Tears of The Saints (Trevor Price)
  9. Lay It Down (Ashley Hess)
  10. Redeemed (Justin Williams)
  11. Push and Pull (Emily Bea)
  12. He Knows What He’s Doing (Charley Jenkins)
  13. Worth of Souls (Ashley Hess)

About the Author

Paul Cardall

Internationally acclaimed pianist, producer, and film composer PAUL CARDALL is known for his unique, heartfelt musical style. Indeed, his fans say Cardall’s music literally soothes the heart and nurtures the soul. Such descriptions are ironically appropriate since the artist was born with essentially half a functioning heart. That life-threatening congenital defect as well as a series of difficult surgeries and heart-related illnesses have shaped Cardall’s musical style and inspired his dozens of popular melodic compositions and arrangements. Notably, his thirteenth studio album titled New Life debuted as the number one Billboard New Age album in February 2011 and held a position in the top five for more than 30 weeks. Radio stations reporting to Reviews New Age recognized New Life as the best album of 2011. Music critic Michael Debbage wrote, “There is no filler on this brilliant album that has even surpassed Yanni and Enya on the Billboard New Age Chart, hitting No. 1 without any major label support or media attention - Amazing!” The aptly named album was Cardall’s first recording after undergoing a life-saving heart transplant in September 2009. It was during the 385 days of waiting on the organ donation list that a hospitalized Cardall turned to blogging as a means of maintaining perspective while facing death and sharing his experience with family and friends. Over a million people followed the blog and own one of his albums. Cardall believes his music “has the power to heal and inspire others.” Indeed, audiences who attend a Paul Cardall concert or speech typically come away feeling more alive and grateful for all that is good in this beautiful, yet often chaotic world. One well-known fan, Fox News Anchor Bret Baeir, who has a son with a similar congenital heart defect, has said, “Paul inspires me and my family. He exudes optimism.” Steinway & Sons Artist Manager Jenn Gordan said, "Cardall's commitment to excellence in his artistic and professional achievements make it most appropriate that he is included on the Steinway Artist Roster, a list of the most accomplished and discriminating artists in the world." In addition to his recording career, Cardall founded his own record label Stone Angel Music in 1999. He launched cellist Steven Sharp Nelson's recording career with the popular "Sacred Cello Series" that debuted on the Billboard Classical Charts. Cardall also helped establish acoustic guitar virtuoso Ryan Tilby with a solo career. As part of his Stone Angel Music venture, Cardall owns a prestigious recording studio in the heart of Salt Lake City featuring a large orchestral live room, piano room, drum room, iso-booth, and two mix rooms; including offices for the record label. In addition to his music, Cardall actively promotes various causes involving congenital heart disease and speaking out about what has been described as the nation’s number one birth defect. He created an endowment at Salt Lake Community College that funds scholarships for students born with congenital disease. His long-list of awards and recognitions includes an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the Utah State Board of Regents.

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By , Submitted on 2018-09-29

I love, love, love this CD. I love its purpose to help bring people peace who suffer from depression, and I love the way the artists have worked to accomplish the goal. There's a nice mix of sweet and peaceful talents. My absolute favorite are Jordan Moyes' two contributions. So so sweet.

Grateful for all of the artists who came together to make a beautiful album.
By , Submitted on 2018-05-08

This project has been a labor of love. With so much depression in our society it's been difficult to reach people and offer comfort through my piano music and other recordings. Knowing a younger generation likes pop music, I brought together some of our best songwriters and singers to make a altruistic album with songs that anchor our hope in the love of our Savior. Former American Idol singer Kenz Hall's rendition of Come As You invites all of us to leave the past behind and focus on who the Savior sees us becoming. Jordan Moyes and Ashley, some of Provo's finest entertainers , give us a whole new take on "Oceans" made popular by Hillsong United. For the first time the song is done with a full orchestra and acoustic guitar. It's beauty invites us to walk deeper in our faith and trust in God. Ellee Duke, whose opened for LeAnn Rimes, and many others, wrote a gorgeous anthem called Lift Me Out about overcoming self-doubt and depression. It's a hit song. That Mountain was written by me, Brad Hull, Tom Worth, and Charley Jenkins. The irony of prayer and why some go unanswered makes a powerful song with an important message from Charley Jenkins. Sierra Lauren does How Can It Be to perfection. She belts out the joy and celebration of Christ's victory over death. Jordan Moyes original O Glorious Day is a prayer for the coming of the Lord. The Homecoming by Jim Daneker is a piano masterpiece that soars in the midst of the album. Tears of The Saints performed by Trevor Price encourages us to live outside ourselves and to serve and love one another. I wrote Lay it Down with Ashley Hess and she performs what is a prayer of surrender in a tender and powerful way. Justin Williams version of Redeemed will give you goosebumps. He Knows What He's Doing from Charley Jenkins is a powerful song about how we wish we could prevent the pain in the lives of those we love, but acknowledge the Lord knows what He's doing. Finally, Ashley Hess performs Worth of Souls. Overall, the album is celebration of Christ's victory over death and our ability to trust Him in all things.

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