Songs of the Bride

by Taryn Leia Prescott

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Recorded in the week of Prince William's wedding, Taryn Leia Prescott’s ‘Songs of the Bride’ express with aching vulnerability the pain and the joy of covenant love. With her quirky lo-fi instrumentation, defiantly heart-felt lyrics, and biblical themes, Taryn’s album stands in the vein of indie folk artists such as Mumford & Sons, Sufjan Stevens, Iron & Wine, Brooke Fraser and Jon Foreman.

The songs came out of the experience of her first year of marriage to Peter Prescott, a Cambridge street-preacher. Married in Taryn’s native India in July, the couple expected to come and live together in England – only to unexpectedly have immigration officials deny Taryn her visa, leaving her stranded in Bangalore, five thousand miles from her husband. Such events might cause a newly-wed bride to question her faith in an all-powerful God. But Taryn clung on to her Christian hope, and during that time began writing what she calls "the most honest songs I've ever written".

Now finally in Cambridge, Taryn has been singing in cafés and churches, at prayer meetings and garden parties. She recently aired her single 'Face to Face' on Matt Jamison's Easy Sunday Show (BBC Radio Cambridgeshire). Modelled on the ancient love song found in Psalm 45, it is particularly relevant in the wake of Prince William's wedding and her own reunion with her husband. However, ‘Songs of the Bride’ is less about either of these love stories than the cosmic love story of a Bridegroom who paid the highest price possible to win back a wayward bride.

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released May 31, 2011

Taryn Leia Prescott: Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Naomi Hilton: Violin
Artwork by Phil Jackson

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"He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the LORD."

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Track Name: My Exceeding Joy
My Exceeding Joy

As the deer longs for the water
As the desert longs for rain
So my soul is thirsty for you, God,
day and night I call your name
When my enemies surround me
And pierce my heart with swords of doubt
By the power of your Spirit,
Lord, let praise come pouring out

Why are you cast down, O my soul?
Why are you struggling?
The Lord has not forsaken you
So put your hope in him,
Put your hope in him

At the bottom of the ocean
Of your deep mysterious ways
Would you give me a heart of worship
and the faith to boldly pray
As I cry out for your mercy
I'm surviving by your power
Lord, I have no strength or righteousness,
how I need you every hour

Send out your light and your truth,
send out your light and your truth
Let them lead me to your holy hill
Send out your light and your truth,
send out your light and your truth
Let them lead me to God, my exceeding joy
Track Name: Where Are You?
Where Are You?

My soul clings to the dust,
revive me with your word
I'm tired and weighed down,
a stranger on this earth

Where are you, God? I am on my knees
Where are you, God? Won't you help me, please?
Where are you, God? Can you hear my cries?
Speak to me, speak to me

Incline my heart to you,
and not to selfish gain
Forgive me for my sin,
O God, show me your way

Where are you, God? Don't you leave me now
Where are you, God? Lord, I lay me down
Where are you, God? I will wait for you
Speak to me, speak to me

Through suffering, all I ask
is that I hear your voice
Though tears run down my face,
Lord, teach me to rejoice

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah (x3)

You know I love you, Lord,
though I don't understand
You know I love you, Lord,
though I can't see your plan

I love you, Lord, for your grace I plead
I love you, Lord, you are all I need
I love you, Lord, please draw near to me
Speak to me, speak to me
Track Name: Refuge
Refuge

For God alone, O my soul
Wait in silence
For my hope is in Him
I shall not be shaken

Trust in Him at all times,
all you weary people
Pour your hearts out before Him
He is our refuge

Once he has spoken
Twice I heard that he is mighty
And that you love me, O my Lord,
You love me steadfastly

Trust in Him at all times,
all you lonely people
Pour your hearts out before Him
He is our refuge

God is my rock and my salvation,
he is my fortress, I won't be shaken (x3)

Trust in Him at all times,
all you broken people
Pour your hearts out before Him
He is our refuge
Track Name: Hymn (O Holy Dove)
Hymn (O Holy Dove)

O Holy Dove who downward flies
From heaven, come! my soul baptise!
Unblock my ears, unblind my eyes
For sin and Satan I despise,
But for the Lord, O my heart cries!

O Word of God who made the earth
And yet endured a fleshly birth
Us to redeem from the law's curse
And death and hell and what is worse,
To know not Your surpassing worth!

O Abba Father! God, we cry,
O would that You would rend the sky
And pour upon this land so dry
Your streams of life which purify.
O God, Your Name now glorify!

O Triune God, Your kingdom come,
And now on earth Your will be done.
The hour is here, exalt the Son,
That to Him all the tribes may come
Confessing, God our LORD is One.

O Lord our God, You are one
Lord make us one in You
O Lord our God, You are one
Lord make us one in You
Lord make us one in You
Track Name: Seal Upon My Heart
Seal Upon My Heart

I will worship you, Lord
I will worship you, Lord
Every day I'm humbled by your great love
Every day you save me, and set me free
To live abundantly

So I set you as a seal upon my heart
Not even death can tear us apart
Let the flame of your love burn in me
Guard my wandering heart jealously
Because I want to be yours
I want you to be mine

I will thank you, Lord
I will thank you, Lord
For the Son of Man came not to be served
But to give his life as a ransom for me
O Lord, how can this love be?

Jesus, Son of David,
you've had mercy on me
Jesus, Son of David,
now all I want is to see your glory

And I will follow you, Lord
I will follow you, Lord
You have called me by name, called me your own
Hearing your voice is like coming home
I will run after you
Track Name: Face to Face
Face To Face

Hear, O daughter, and incline your ear
Forget your people and your Father's house
The King is calling you, the King is calling you

He is infinitely glorious
And beautifies you with his righteousness
The King is calling you, the King is calling you

And O, my Bridegroom, I will run to you
In glad obedience I will dwell within your house
And rest in your dwelling place
O Beloved, take me as your own
I long for the day you will come and take me home
And I'll see you face to face

Shake yourself now, from the dust awake
Loose your bonds and clothe yourself with strength
The King of Glory comes, the King of Glory comes

Lift up your head and lift up your eyes
Fill your lamp with oil and shine your light
The King of Glory comes, the King of Glory comes

He calls me to the wedding feast
and love is his banner over me
In his Father's house he prepares a place
That where he is, I may also be
Track Name: Celebrate!
Celebrate!

So great is your love that you came down among us
So great is your love that you laid down your life
So great is your love for your church that you sought her
And saved her from death to be your spotless wife

Kingdoms rise and kingdoms fall, your covenant of peace remains
Seasons come and go, through it all, your faithful love will never change

And we will celebrate, celebrate, celebrate your love
Oh - h, celebrate, celebrate, celebrate your love
('Cuz it's so much higher and so much wider and
So much deeper than anything we've known (x2))

You love us though we are wandering sheep
You love us though we are prodigal sons
There's hope for us in the twinkling of your eyes
We will be changed when you come like the sun

(Kingdoms rise...)

Not for a good man might one dare
Nor for a righteous man to die that he might live
But while we were sinners you laid yourself bare
Spread your nail-pierced arms out wide, and cried
"Father, forgive"
Father, forgive!