Instrumental concert-style grand piano music, professionally recorded at Emmanuel Productions in 1994 by Joy.
The Love of God/O How He Loves You and Me
Amazing Grace/Grace That Is Greater Than All Our Sin/Wonderful Grace of Jesus
In the Garden
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
In the Sweet Bye and Bye
Stand Up for Jesus
Springs of Living Water/River of Life/The Haven of Rest/Like a River Glorious
It is Well with My Soul
Take My Life and Let It Be Consecrated, Lord, to Thee/Consecration
The Wonder of It All/O Sacred Head, Now Wounded/O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus
Please note that this music is only available on cassette. (We have tried to digitalize it from a cassette into a CD but those attempts so far have not resulted in as good of quality sound as the cassette.)
About the pianist:
At Christmas-time long ago, a little girl was asked by her toddler class Sunday School teacher to play (with one hand) the songs for the other children to sing with during class-time. The teacher would lift Joy up to sit on the bench and Joy would play the melody by ear. A few months later was her 3rd birthday. As time went on, Joy would learn to play a few other instruments by ear (and sometimes by note as well), but she focused on the piano. Joy’s family sang together occasionally in a handful of churches and nursing homes for a number of years when she was a child to pre-teen years. After a number of years of formal lessons, Joy completed her certificate in grade 8 piano conservatory. Around that time, she began to develop a greater interest in performing special arrangements of hymns and gospel songs, occasionally with her second cousin or a few other people in their church. This eventually led to recording a piano solo cassette and travelling to a few places across southern Ontario in music and children’s ministry (e.g. with a puppet friend, etc.). She is thankful to the Lord for blessing her with a musical talent although Joy (Delmore) has been led into other kinds of ministry opportunities over the years and does not currently travel like she did years ago.
Sample: The Love of God/O How He Loves You and Me
Past Reviews (1994):
“We have had this young lady on our summer staff…and have been impressed with her commitment to her Lord, her deep desire to use her gifts to serve Him, her high principles, her work ethic, her spiritual development and her outstanding Christian character. I would recommend Joy’s music ministry without reservations, knowing that you would find it of high quality and spiritually uplifting.” Dr. Roy Lawson, General Director of Muskoka Baptist Conference, Huntsville, ON (1994).
“It’s a privilege to recommend Joy to you in the field of sacred music. Through years of patience and thorough preparation she has bloomed into a masterful and skillful musician. In addition, she plays with the spirit of understanding. Joy has a deep commitment to Jesus Christ and seeks to honour Him through her music…” Dr. A. Timothy Starr, FEBCentral Senior Committee, Guelph, ON (1994).