Now he brings us a collection of peaceful and contemplative instrumentals that are suitable for ministry times in church and home gatherings, for times of intercession, and for personal quiet times.
Kelly Carpenter is a songwriter, worship leader, and musician that has been featured on numerous worship and inspirational recordings. He is best known for having written "Draw Me Close (To You)" as well as "Send Your Rain", "Arise Oh Lord", and "You're the One".
The song "Draw Me Close" has been recently recorded by Michael W. Smith and featured on his first worship-oriented CD, "Worship".
Some feedback received within days of the album's release:
I don't know if you are a Windham Hill, or George Winston fan, but I am. One of the reasons I am enjoying listening to your album is because it has hints of a George Winston sound in my ears -- but it is more than that. I also hear what their music lacks; a depth, a richness -- a complexity that lies beneath the surface, as the Spirit breathes through my soul while I listen to your music on this album. -Keith Seckel, Worship Pastor, Vineyard Christian Fellowship of San Mateo, CA. (September 2001)
I've just finished listening to "Draw me Close", and I am so moved by your work. Thank you for this amazing gift. The beauty, the sincerity, the quality, and the passion of your work stands in stark contrast to much of what I've heard and seen, and has awakened a part of me that I feared was gone. I think about "resonances"-- the vibration when "like meets like"... Something moves and sounds and comes alive in me when I hear this music. Thank you for your work - and for the way your sincere, heartfelt worship has called out to my heart. I pray that many others will be blessed by your work as well. - Wendy Corrick, Renton, WA (September 2001). Check out Wendy's album listed here on CD Baby!
I am so thankful I got the CD. The music has been playing in my bedroom most of the day and because it is instrumental, my husband Jim does not object to it, and all the while the presence of God's Spirit is so tangible and peace is pouring through out the house. We need this!
I am hoping to have the whole atmosphere change through prayer and the wonderful melodies which your fingers brushing the ivories and God's Spirit blowing on it brings. The CD I got from 1999 Aglow convention kept me uplifted, and now, as I am in a different season, this is what I desire. I need time in the Holy of Holies, more and more. I have never experienced such an awareness of the presence and purposes of God. - Judy Davis, Houston, TX (September 2001)
1. Introduction (to Draw Me Close)
2. Draw Me Close
3. The Dance
4. Release My Soul
5. Holy Spirit Come
6. O Precious Lamb
7. Love Song
8. The Turning
9. Prayer of Transformation
10. The Journey Home
11. Welcoming Embrace
12. The All-Encompassing Love of the Father