Cloud Of Hope

Cloud Of Hope


Music that will make you keep coming back for more! High-powered songs that will get you tapping away and singing along. The Rock keeps hitting hard and the Blues soothes your soul... This is CLOUD OF HOPE!


The band first begun in 1992 with songs written by guitarist/vocalist Jim Warino with a focus on putting a Christian acoustic and rock band together. Jim got involved writing and recording with bands Fade From Black and Gnashing Of Teeth and after finishing CCCM School Of Ministry picked up once again with Cloud Of Hope. Various Christian musicians were playing along the way and more songwriting was being accomplished. Classically trained pianist and vocalist Eva Pesek joined in 2003. A phone call to vocalist and weekly Mission Viejo church trumpeter Rob Esten was made in 2004 and he subsequently joined the band. School of Worship alumni, drummer Kevin Doyle, played with the band at select times an joined in March of 2005. School of Ministry alumni and orchestral bassist Mike Wendall came on board in mid 2005 and CCCM Worship Community vocalist Donna Davidson joined in September of 2005. CCCM School of Worship alumni/CCSouthBay vocalist Michelle Brazil joined in November of 2005. In the summer of 2007 the jazz/gospel voiced Tia Hong joined the band. Throughout this the band went to record a simple worship CD and then ideas abounded and then after 1 1/2 years both a 10 song acoustic and rock 10 song rock CD have emerged. The CD's are entitled Raising Praise Volume 1 Acoustic and Raising Praise Volume 2 Rock. Also the band released a double length 20 song CD (entitled Raising Praise Volume I and II) that features both the acoustic and rock songs running at nearly 80 minutes. These albums were produced on work on by amongst others Joe Floyd (Warrior) and Tracy G (WWIII and Dio). Cloud Of Hope just finished a new CD entitled "Christmas Blessings" that features 13 songs including a new original song called Merry Christmas All Blessings. Cloud Of Hope is also scheduled to record an original CD and then also a blues and hymnal CD in the future. Many ideas abounding. The bands focus is to perform and record music to praise, proclaim and glorify Jesus Christ to all that will hear.


Blessed Be Your Name

Written By: Matt Redman

Blessed Be Your Name
In the land that is plentiful
Where Your streams of abundance flow

Blessed be Your name
Blessed Be Your name

When I'm found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness

Blessed Be Your name

Every blessing You pour out
I'll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

Blessed be Your name

When the sun's shining down on me
When the world's 'all as it should be'

Blessed be Your name
Blessed be Your name

On the road marked with suffering
Though there's pain in the offering

Blessed be Your name
Every blessing You pour out
I'll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord

Still I will say
You give and take away
You give and take away
My heart will choose to say
Lord, blessed be Your name

A New Creation

Written By: Jim Warino

Come to Me   all who are weary
Come to Me   and find your peace
Come to Me    all of you in your sorrow
Come to Me   and find your hope for tomorrow

You are a new creation   washed by the blood of Jesus Christ
You are a new creation   in His image you were made
You are a new creation    in the unity of the faith
You are a new creation   in the knowledge of the Son

Come to Me    as loving dear children
Come to Me    be you kind one to another
Come to Me    you followers of God
Come to Me    loving those all around you

We were broken, we were hurting and we knew we needed You
We were lonely, we were empty and You came and seen us through          
Come to Me    with your prayers not ceasing
Come to Me     to learn the hope of My calling
Come to Me    all you saints of the God
Come to Me    I will keep you from falling


Raising Praise Vol I
Raising Praise Vol II
Christmas Blessings

Set List

“Lord I Need You”
“We Fall Down”
“I Want To Know You”
“Your Love Oh Lord”
“Jesus Lead On”
“Blessed Be Your Name”
"Jesus Lord Of Heaven"
"Thank You For Loving Me"
"All In All"
"God Of Wonders"
“Change My Heart”
"Today’s The Day"
"Come Home Running"
"Your Everlasting Love"
"I Wait For The Lord"
“I Love You Lord”
"I Will Praise Him Still"