“Day By Day” contains six strong, classic, spiritual songs (hymns) in a more modern setting: instead of organs and choirs, you will hear a band using Drums, Bass, Guitars and Harp. The title track, Day By Day, was written in 1865. Most of the tracks, except for one original song, date back at least 100 years and have been popular for many decades in congregations all over the world.
Over the years I’ve recorded several gospel songs (traditionals). Of course, not as you might know them from Church. Some are a little more up-tempo. Instrumentation has been modernized. Drums, Bass, Guitar, Harp. All recorded at the “ZolderStudio” home recording studio.
At this moment the EP (only available exclusively on BandCamp) contains six tracks, including one original song.
Tracks inlcuded are traditional hymns like “Day By Day”, “What A Friend We Have in Jesus” and “Just A Closer Walk With Thee”. All songs dating back, originally, well over a hundred years yet with lyrics that still are powerful, comforting and with deep spiritual meaning.
I “grew up in church” (Reformed Church) and love these old hymn’s. I’m still a believer. Though some of my opinions have changed over the years. I’ve left the church of my youth and am visiting another church (Baptist) these days after wandering trough some different directions.
In Baptist chruches they play and sing more modern songs these days, you know “worship”-stuff. Anyway – I think these old hymns still are great. Glad we still sting them now and than. But you won’t hear my version in church I’m afraid!
I’ve ”reworked” this one into a more up-tempo song with drums, guitar and bass. It’s available at Audiomack and SoundCloud, for free. It’s almost Christmas right so it’s good to hand out a gift!