Names of God

by Cyndi Aarrestad

Released 2014
Released 2014
This Christian worship CD focuses on the Hebrew names of God and their meanings, which give us a glimpse of His nature and attributes. The simple songs are keyboard/guitar based in a Messianic praise and worship style.
This latest CD, Names of God, is somewhat of a departure from my usual style. Corresponding to the Hebrew name theme, the music for a number of the songs is a Messianic worship style. It is both joyful, reflective and worshipful. These Hebrew names of God have always fascinated me, and as I meditated on them, over a period of several days in the spring of 2011, these songs poured into my heart. The list is by no means complete, but it gives us a glimpse of God's attributes, qualities and majesty. As we call upon His name, we find in Him the response to our every need. And as we focus on Who He is, we will recognize His authority, be drawn closer to Him, and be changed. My prayer is that as you hear and sing His names, you will come to know and love Him more; becoming more aware of His presence as you worship our awesome God - the Holy One. He alone is worthy of all praise.

I grew up in a Christian family where singing and music were always a part of our home.
Both of my parents played multiple instruments, and all of us children learned to play several as well. We often sang at senior’s homes and other special events. At about age 14 I started writing songs on the piano, and later learned the guitar which is now what I usually play and compose with. Many of the songs I write are simple praise choruses and children’s songs, but I have also written numerous full-length songs with a style I would describe as a combination of praise/inspirational/country gospel. I have also written and performed many songs customized for special events, such as weddings, dedications, anniversaries, family reunions, Christmas programs, funerals, etc.. I have written over 1,500 songs, and have made 10 recordings in a friend’s home studio, with my latest five recorded at my home. I also had one CD recorded by the CBC for their radio show “Road Records” after being chosen in their contest, and I had a song chosen by a Nashville company to be featured in their demo showcase, which was made available to publishers and performers throughout North America. I have had some recent international radio exposure, including having several songs on the European Country Music charts, and an internet presence on various music sites.

I believe God has given me a gift to write music, and I am looking to share these songs, wherever He opens up an opportunity. My desire is to honor & glorify Him by sharing what He has given to hopefully encourage and edify the body of Christ.