A friend gave me this CD during a hard time and it has been such a help. Garth is a talented artist and has a gift.
I was indeed instantly gratified after I popped this CD in on my way to a stressful meeting through heavy traffic. The atmosphere was immediatly changed to one of peace and I was able to focus on the important things of the day, including remembering an eternal perspective. Thanks Garth for the beautiful music!
This is a wonderful CD, we enjoy hearing everyday. It brings the Spirit, into our home, when we hear this soothing music. We always look forward to hearing these 'Sacred Hymns' performed by this masterful pianist. I hope, and pray, that the next CD will be Christmas songs. We have heard "O Holy Night," and are anxiously waiting for many more beautiful inspiring Christmas music. Thank you for your compassion and music, Brother Garth Smith.
Great... Another LDS Musician I "just have to listen to"? That's what I thought when this album was first presented to me.
From the first note I was entranced. Garth Smith truly has been blessed with a gift to understand, arrange, and perform sacred music, and has an uncanny way of sharing his deep, personal testimony without words. The themes and styles that are interwoven with these beautiful, sacred hymns make the music perfect for one who wants to just listen and be completely absorbed in its beauty, and is subtle enough to serve as background music on repeat while doing other things at home. It can wake you up and arouse your spirit, or you can fall asleep to it. This album has made a dramatic impact in our home in the feeling of safety, serenity, peace, and love within our walls.
After meeting Garth personally, and hearing some of the stories that led up to his decision to share this with all those who desire to partake, I am even more convinced and awed by the sheer beauty of the music. I am grateful he has chosen to share his incredible talent and testimony freely without guile or pretenses.
I received this for my birthday and love listening to it on the way to work or while driving to church on Sunday. It seems to help the kids prepare for Sunday worship(that is when they can hear it above the screaming:)) Easy listening and very tasteful. I love the way this music is simple but really helps bring the spirit into any setting.
I purchased 3 copies of this CD for myself and my 2 daughters. I am so happy that I did. I love the peaceful interpretation and the clarity of performance that Garth brings to the music. He is a very gifted performer and as well composer. It is a very welcome addition to my library of hymn CDs - great for Sundays and for times when I need a spiritual pick me up.
I received my copy of Sacred Hymns and listened to it early one morning when I was feeling particularly distressed. My husband was in the final stages of cancer and I needed my spirits lifted. As I listened to the beautiful music on this CD I felt this peace wash over me. The tears flow as I write this and remember the wonderful uplift in my spirit that I received as I listened. Later that same day I put Sacred Hymns on for my husband and he said that the music was beautiful and it became a regular request of his during his final days on this earth. Since he enjoyed the CD so much it was perfect for the background music for his memorial slideshow. Many people commented on the music selection for the slideshow saying that it was wonderful. I have since ordered copies for several friends so that they too may be uplifted and feel the peace and the spirit Sacred Hymns invokes. I look forward to future CD's from this artist.
As I drive, I listen to this CD and realize how calmed, how uplifted I am as the music reminds me of the love of my Savior.
This is a wonderful compilation of hymns. It brings peace and rest to the soul. It invites the heart and mind to inspiration. I can listen to it anytime and just enjoy it. I bought several for gifts for mother's day and birthday's. A CD worth having in your collection.