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Accidental Discovery
Like all of the songs in "Songs Of The Spirit" this musical CD also came about incidentally.

Result Of Documentary
While doing research for a documentary on speaking in tongues ("The Holy Voice") I (Jacob Don Mark aka Mark Smathers) was given an audio tape by an interviewee of her singing in tongues (Dene Redmon - "Fire Rain").

Intrigued
Although raised in a Charismatic Pentecostal church and experienced with speaking in tongues, I had never heard anyone sing in tongues. I was intrigued.

Forgot About it
I took the tape to my office and it lay on my desk forgotten. 2 weeks later I just happened to notice it while procrastinating about doing some writing on the documentary script. I popped it into the cassette player.

Wild & Thrilling
The song started out slow but then changed as Dene became filled with The Holy Spirit. The piano morphed into a turbulent Tchaikovsky like style becoming more wild and ethereal as the song progressed. Then, about 3 minutes into the song God speaks about showing his power to the earth and the piano changes dramatically becoming even more untamed and thrilling.

Holy Spirit Glorified
For days afterwards I thought about the song. And I thought about the impact it had on me. I realized there must be others like me "out there" who would feel The Holy Spirit from this type of music and therefore The Holy Spirit would be glorified through this music in them.

Sharing It With The People
I knew I had to share this music with the people. So while continuing to work on the documentary I also searched for songs sung in tongues. Fortunately, I was blessed by The Lord and successful in my search for these songs and also in the production of this CD. And now it is available to you. I hope you get the same feeling and benefit out of it I did. Thank you. Enjoy.