You Raise Me Up
By Irish Tenor Mark Forrest. This CD was playing on the car radio when I first heard it. I almost lifted my hands (off the steering wheel) into the air to worship. It begins with Mark singing, "Come, now is the time to worship. Come, now is the time to give your heart. Come, just as you are, to worship. Come, just as you are, before your God. Come." What a beautiful song, especially in Mark's incredible Irish tenor voice. Also included are the FANTASTIC title song, plus: I Can Only Imagine; Above All, Lord; I Lift Your Name on High; Draw Me Close to You; He's My Son (remember that one of Mark's eight sons died, and three are severely handicapped - have a Kleenex ready); Here I Am to Worship; Agnus Dei; Friends are Friends Forever; and Thankful. It is no wonder that Mark has sung for the late John Paul II, Mother Teresa, Maureen O'Hara, and Charlton Heston, in concert with Shirley Bassey, plus in the White House and on Capital Hill.