Breaking Of The Dawn (1976)
There is a kind of dawn breaking in millions of lives, a scattering of the darkness as the light and power released at the resurrection of Jesus begins to shine in those who have been made Sons of God and heirs of a new Kingdom.
With this new Kingdom comes a new way of living, a straightening of twisted lives, a release of captive minds, a renewal of hope. There comes a healing of scarred relationships, the birth of new ones growing into purity, truth and an overwhelming thanksgiving to the King of this new creation. There dawns the joyful discovery of a new self, no longer ruled by sin, but acceptable to the Father through the atonement of Christ, clothed in His purity, filled with His Spirit.
The promise of dawn is a glorious new day; but these songs are just the first few streams of light in the breaking of that dawn in my own life; I have not tried to cover up failure and pain but simply tried to be honest...
"Now I can laugh I can cry and I can sing
The sweetest joys and saddest tears can now begin
An honest heart and honest eyes its been a beautiful surprise
Since God gave my true feelings."
I.C.C. Studios, Eastbourne
Drums: Tony Taylor
Bass Guitar: Gerry Page (courtesy of Living Waters Trust)
Lead Guitar: Mo Witham
Acoustic Guitar: Graham Kendrick
Organ: Peter Banks
Oboe on "Peter at the Breaking of the Bread" and piano on "Why do you Weep": Kathy Coupe
Banjo: John Allam
String and brass arrangemets: Keith Routledge
Trumpets: Ray Allen, Robert Foster
Trombones: Dave Gladman, Dave Scrogg
Strings: Violins; David Buckley, Ingrid Sandom
Viola: Liz Buickley
Cello: Stephen Buckley
Harp: Janice Gardener-Brown.