Simple Truth

Simple Truth

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Simple Truth performs contemporary Christian music with a passion, love and joy for the Lord that energizes and entertains audiences everywhere.

Biography

Simple Truth first came together 1997 as the worship team at the First United Methodist Church in Wenatchee, Washington. and developed a strong, vibrant and growing music ministry and contemporary service for the congregation.

Over the years the members became a close knit family, continually challenging each other professionally, musically and spiritually. In 1999, Simple Truth began performing at concerts, Christian music festivals and other events. Simple Truth has become known for its personal, joyful and energetic celebrations of faith.

A decision was made to record Simple Truth's original compositions and in September of 2003 their first CD - "Simple Truth" - was released. Work on a second CD has started.

Simple Truth has uniquely tight and memorable harmonies, created by the incredibly smooth vocal blend of Jonna, Cathy and Denese. Even after all these years, the question is always asked, "How do you make your voices do THAT? Are you sisters?" Their answer: "Yes. Sisters Separated At Birth."

Simple Truth is an eclectic blend of musicians, with a wide range of ages, that have individual personalities and musical influences that creates an array of musical styles. From the early sounds of Amy Grant through today's Avalon, FFH and other vocal ensembles, to Joni Mitchell, the News Boys, Jacqui Velazquez or the Doobie Brothers, the Allman Brothers or Wean, these influences provide a depth of style and maturity that reaches out to all audiences.

Lyrics

Journey

Written By: J. Dengate - L. Congdon

Life is a journey, full of twists and turns.
Sometimes it's scary, when will I learn
to listen to Your voice, it's calling out to me.
You're saying "Child, listen and be free".

You, oh Lord, are my journey, my life and my destiny
Yes, oh Lord, I hear You, You're calling out to me

You, oh Lord, You're with me all the time
You, oh Lord, You'll never leave me behind
You, oh Lord, You're with me all the time
Lord, I feel You, I hear You
You, oh Lord, You'll never leave me behind
I know You're calling out to me
You, oh Lord, You're with me all the time
Lord, I feel You, I hear You

I'll follow on this journey, follow at any cost.
Your steady voice will reach me, help me when I get lost.
I'm learning to trust You, leaning more and more
On the voice that will lead me to heaven's open door.

Copyright 2003, Son Joy Productions, 2009 Crystal Court, East Wenatchee, WA 98802
All Rights Reserved

Simple Effort

Written By: D. Sollom (Music - S. Clem)

Riding along life's river of highway,
Gazing upon the souls within,
'Tis simple stories of pain and glory,
Each has something to be thankful for.

One has to wonder how each day begins,
One has to wonder how each day might end,
One has to wonder how our God in heaven,
Reaches out and blesses everyone.

A simple effort, look toward the sky,
A simple effort, praise God on high.
A simple effort, a prayer each day,
A simple effort, God is the way.

I am in awe of God's beautiful creation,
I stand amongst the trees and thank the Lord above,
I wonder at the simple task that's simple effort, open up your heart,
A simple effort, to the Lord above.
A simple effort, Lord you and I,
A simple effort, can reach the sky.

These prayerful gifts that the Lord has given to us,
Create a new Journey for our lives.
A simple effort as we choose to travel onward,
To the glory of eternal life.

A simple effort, I believe in You.
A simple effort, 'tis simple truth.

Copyright 2003, Son Joy Productions, 2009 Crystal Court, East Wenatchee, WA 98802
All Rights Reserved

God Forbid

Written By: C. Thomas

God forbid that I ever choose to live without You
God forbid that I ever find I've come to doubt You
God of Love I need Your endless grace and mercy
God of Life don't leave me hear among my fears
Forgive me Lord accept my tears

I go about my busy day often times forget to pray
Thinking I am strong enough, don't need you Lord, I'm hard I'm tough
Then the world comes crashing 'round, what can take away the sound
Of tears and pain and loneliness to fill this cup of emptiness

You are the one, the true life giver, Your love is like a flowing river
Rushing through my soul on fire quenching all the world's desire
Making me a child once more, innocence and grace adorned
Christ in me Your mercy flows, suddenly I'm Yours once more

God forbid that I ever choose to live without You
God forbid that I ever find I've come to doubt You
God of Love I need Your endless grace and mercy
God of Life don't leave me hear among my fears
Forgive me Lord, accept my tears

Copyright 2003, Son Joy Productions, 2009 Crystal Court, East Wenatchee, WA 98802
All Rights Reserved

Discography

A first CD of Simple Truth's original music was released in September 2003 under the title "Simple Truth." Song listing:

1 Praise the Lord (C. Thomas)
2 Journey (J. Dengate and L. Congdon)
3 Your Grace Amazes Me (C. Thomas)
4 Simple Effort (D. Sollom and S. Clem)
5 Sanctuary (J. Dengate and L. Congdon)
6 Every Day (C. Thomas)
7 Good to Me (J. Dengate)
8 God Forbid (C. Thomas)
9 Always Remember (Sollom, Dengate and Clem)
10 Need (J. Dengate)
11 Jesus is Lord (S. Clem)
12 The Lord's Prayer (Traditional Spiritual)

Simple Truth's CD is available for purchase at www.cdbaby.com/simpletruth. Contact us by email for .mp3 files of all songs or go our web listings at cdbaby.com or songramp.com. Air play lengths of songs are also available upon request.

A second CD - "A Chat with Simple Truth, Leading Worship and the CD Project" - is an 18 minute audio collage weaving music and interviews with the principal members. Contact us by email to request a copy.

Produced by Steve Clem and recorded at Son Joy Studios.

Copyright 2003, Son Joy Productions, 2009 Crystal Court, East Wenatchee, WA 98802, 509-884-0744,
509-886-3558 (fax).

Set List

Simple Truth has over 250 active songs in its repertoire to choose among when developing a set list. Here is a typical set list for a music festival, concert or special event. Sets in these types of venues last approximately 105 to 135 minutes.

1. Shout to the Lord
2. Freedom
3. Every Day (Simple Truth original)
4. Simple Effort (Simple Truth original)
5. One of These Days
6. Good to Me (Simple Truth original)
7. Always Remember (Simple Truth original)
8. Praise the Lord (Simple Truth original)
9. Hands Tied
10. God Forbid (Simple Truth original)
11. Soul Tattoo
12. Journey (Simple Truth original)
13. He Reigns
14. When God Dips His Pen
15. He is Not Silent
16. Jesus is Lord (Simple Truth original)
17. Circle of Friends
18. Prepare Ye the Way
19. So Good to Me
20. My Redeemer Lives
21. Seven Bridges Road
22. Trading My Sorrows