The Pilgrim Way

by Sarah DeShields

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released November 24, 2011

Sarah DeShields - Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Organ
Kevin DeShields - Guitar, Vocals
Andy Kurzweg - Guitar
David Curran - Bass
Jeremy Rychard Snyder - Drums, Banjo, Vocals, Orchestration
Silas Aldridge - Piano
Sarah Stephens - Cello
Luke Skaggs - Violin
Gaelic speech and song - Iain MacKinnon
Jonah + Rohan DeShields - little voices on "Salt"

Recorded and Produced by - Jeremy Rychard Snyder
Mastered by - Carl Saff
Cover Art by Sarah Dawn Helser



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From the green rugged lands of Scotland, Sarah DeShields is a seasoned singer, songwriter and producer now living in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Track Name: My God is He
"I set Your instructions to music, and I sing them as I walk this Pilgrim Way" (In Gaelic tongue)

My God is He who wove in me the threads of His identity
Fearfully I was composed of heart and breath and fiery bones
and in that deep and silent place
He saw my days covered in Grace


My God is He who cries aloud
on my every battle ground
I will not be overwhelmed
for Jesus stands there at the helm
To overcome the evil one
as death and devil come undone


My God is He who moves His hand
to bless His children in the land
I am His child, and though I'm weak
He always claims a song for me
He is my joy He is my crown,
For all my days I'll sing aloud


Oh How He sings over my soul!
and so my soul will sing aloud

Apostle's Creed in the Gaelic Tongue
Track Name: O Word of God Incarnate
O Word of God incarnate, o wisdom from on high
O truth unchanged, unchanging, O light of our dark sky
We praise you for the radiance that from the hallowed page
shines on from age to age

Your Word floats like a banner before God's host unfurled
It shines like a beacon above the darkling world
It is the chart and compass that o'er life's surging seas
that guides us, Christ, to thee

So we sink our roots deep down into Your soil
we will drink deeply of Your living word
O Bread of life come now sustain our souls
for we are hungry

Oh make Your church dear savior, a lamp of purest gold
to bear before the nations You're true light as of old
O teach Your wondering pilgrims by this our path to trace
Till we see You face to face

Come drink the Water of Life
Track Name: O For a Heart
O for a heart of calm repose
Amidst the world’s loud roar,
A life that like a river flows
Along a peaceful shore

Come, Holy Spirit! still my heart
With gentleness so divine;
Indwelling peace Thou canst impart;
O make the blessing mine.

Above these scenes of storm and strife
There spreads a region so fair;
Give me to live that higher life,
And breathe that heavenly air.

Come, Holy Spirit! breathe that peace
That victory make me win;
Then shall my soul her conflict cease,
And find a heaven within.
Track Name: Salt
Salt of the earth seasoning the trenches
tilled in the dirt , sleeping in the ditches
wake up my friends, the earth is more than i seems to you

light of the world fear has sparked you
be lit by love, cause fear can't have you
no fear can't have you, you're one step away from life

They say that we're kings and they say that we're sons
Others say we're wrong and we'll be overcome
I say we overthrow the thrones in all the houses of despair

sleepers in song
dreaming of your victory, waking the dead, walking in the the mystery
wake up my friends this can be the life we lead

battles are won, your armor's in the bedroom go put it on
the dawn is drawing near soon
kneel as you're frail, your strength will be renewed

They say we're kings
They say we're sons
We won't be overcome
Track Name: Ye Nations
Ye nations round the earth, rejoice! before the Lord your sovereign King
Serve Him with cheerful heart and voice, With all your tongue His glory Sing
The Lord is God, 'tis He alone Doth life and breath and being give
We are His work and not our own, the sheep that on His pastures live.

Enter His gates with songs of joy, with praises to His courts repair
and make it your divine employ to pay your thanks and honors there
The Lord is good, the Lord is kind, great is His grace and mercy sure
and the whole race of man shall find His truth from age to age endure

He's beautiful, He's righteous, He's Glorious
sing your praise

Come and worship the King, Come and worship the King overall
Bring your best offering, pour it over the feet of the Lord