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The Narrow Sea was inspired by one of the greatest hymn writers of all time, Fanny Crosby. The cooks at Pine Cove Christian Camps in East Texas had the lyrics of the hymn “I Am Thine, O Lord” posted on the wall of the kitchen. Erik Nieder saw these words every day during his time leading worship there.
The final verse of this hymn says “There are depths of love that I cannot know till I cross the narrow sea; There are heights of joy that I may not reach till I rest in peace with Thee.”
Erik’s grandmother passed away in 2015 and when the family gathered to celebrate her life, it was revealed that this was her favorite hymn. These words were already written on his heart from his time at Pine Cove Christian Camps.
The Narrow Sea is a collection of songs that speak to the journey we are all on in this life as followers of Jesus. It also points to our final resting place where we truly come alive when we’ve crossed into eternity.
1. Adore (Psalm 46:10, Jeremiah 29:13, John 3:30) Written by Erik Nieder, Matt Armstrong and Josh Bronleewe; © 2015 Erik Nieder Music; Wordspring Music, LLC (a div. of Word Music Group, Inc.) Eyes Up Songs (Admin. by Word Music Group, Inc.)
2. For Heaven's Sake - Written by Erik Nieder, Stephen Arnold and Benji Cowart; © 2015 Erik Nieder Music; Word Music, LLC (a div. of Word Music Group, Inc.) HowieCowie Publishing (Admin. by Word Music Group, Inc.) The Meek And The Mild Publishing (Admin. by Word Music Group, Inc.)
3. There's A River (Psalm 46, Psalm 71:14) - Written by Erik Nieder and Sue C. Smith; © 2015 Erik Nieder Music; New Spring (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.)
4. When Grace Called My Name (1 Peter 2:9) - Written by Erik Nieder; © 2013 Erik Nieder Music; Amazing Grace lyrics by John Newton
5. O Rock Eternal (Isaiah 26:3-4) - Written by Erik Nieder and Cindy Morgan; © 2015 Erik Nieder Music; Seems Like Music (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.)
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