A joyous two-disc collection of new Christmas songs and standards, one disc in the old-time country style, and the other in Contemporary Christian.
Joe and Rosa Hopkin's double-disc Christmas album is sure to please and is nonstop F-U-N! Drawing on several hundred years of Christmas musical tradition, as well as newer styles like alternative and punk, this album pulls out all the stops for this year's Christmas celebration. Whether it's an authentic-styled Celtic piece or a song you could sing while sleigh-riding through Appalachia in the mid-1800's, one thing is sure -- the Christmas story and Jesus Christ are the main focus.
Joe and Rosa Hopkins' first album, 'Give Me A Song To Sing' is a country/gospel album which is available for free download on CdBaby. Their sophomore album, 'Salvation Songs' is also available for free on CdBaby and is Alternative Christian Contemporary. Both Joe and Rosa Hopkins play guitar, banjo, ukulele, harmonica, mandolin, as well as some violin and piano. Their original songs feature heavy use of Scripture with the gospel as the focal point. They give God all of the glory for what He has done and is doing through them.
Modern, fresh and original, 'Salvation Songs' is just that: songs about salvation with clear biblical messages played in a Contemporary style.
'Salvation Songs' was a labor of love and a gift to us from God. Beginning with 'Call Unto Him', the album begins with a simple and clear call to the listener to not put off getting right with God. 'Turn Around' is about Rosa's salvation experience and 'We Must Go' is a rhythmically driven plea to go out and share the good news with others. Contemporary styled, this album features several genres of music, including alternative, grunge, sixties, folk and southern rock. It is overall, sincere and concise, drawing its themes from the pages of scripture. Track 13 is a gospel message which you can listen to in order to find out how you can be saved this very day. Salvation is really just a prayer away and you should not miss it for the world! You can see more about the music ministry of Joe and Rosa Hopkins at: www.youtube.com/joeandrosahopkins www.joeandrosahopkins.com
Come awhile and listen to this fresh take on familiar Appalachian music, seventies country and pop-folk featuring mandolins, guitars, ukuleles and lyrics firmly rooted in Scripture and the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Joe and Rosa Hopkins live in the foothills of West Virginia and love the country bluegrass sound. When the Lord began to bless them with songwriting, it was the desire of their heart to keep alive the the musical heritage of Appalachia, while also breathing fresh life into it. Their album begins with the upbeat 'Give Me A Song To Sing' on mandolin, guitar and bass which was based on the 100th Psalm. It is about praising and worshiping our God in the spirit of joy and thanksgiving. 'Come To Me' is a piano ballad based on the life struggles of being an unwanted child who then found comfort in the arms of Jesus Christ. 'Your Love Knows No Limits' is about the principle of eternal security and the fact that a believer is never separated from Jesus Christ. 'Well Of Living Waters' is based on John chapter 4. Throughout this album you will find scripture, biblical principles and a deep love of Jesus and a solid appreciation for His love and His grace. It is our hope that this album blesses you and helps you to enjoy the freedom we have in Christ Jesus. Track 11 is the gospel message and points the listener to the cross if they are not already saved.
A romantic Spanish style song with Bible verses and wedding vows weaved intricately into the lyrics; a sure bet if you're looking for that special wedding-themed song!
Wedding Song takes the wedding vows and sets them to music with lyrics like 'I promise to love you 'till forever, I promise to love with all my heart, I promise to cherish and to honor, I promise until death do us part. I promise for richer and for poorer, I promise in sickness and in health, I promise through all of life's transitions, I promise through poverty and wealth'. It also combines scriptures and principles from the Bible such as this: 'as for me and my household, we will always serve the Lord' and 'Jesus the Rock is our foundation, He will calm the raging seas, He is there in any weather, He'll be there for you and me'. A life built on faith in Jesus is one that will stand the test of time. This song is a perfect fit for the bridge and groom who desire a contemporary, romantic song centered around faith in Jesus Christ, love, and commitment to one another.
Joe and Rosa Hopkins are gospel singers from Short Gap, West Virginia. Originally from Baltimore, their music crosses over into many categories. Folk, Americana, Country, Bluegrass, Jazz and Christian Contemporary, just to name a few. All music to them is an expression of love and joy toward their Creator, no matter the genre of music. The hills are just as much home to them as is the city and they have a passionate love for telling others about Jesus through song. Through the ups and downs of life God is always there and is just a prayer away. He died for our sins, and will forgive us if we confess these sins and reach out to Him by faith. John 3:16 says 'For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.'
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