Be Glad, is a celebration of that hope in Christ, and perhaps the timing of this project could not have been more appropriate. The choir began recording Be Glad in late September of 2001, just days after the nation's tragic loss of lives in the September 11th terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Many choir members worked in the World Trade Center towers, and fortunately were able to escape the buildings alive, although other members of the church were lost in the tragedy.

As the album came together, Carol selected songs for the project that they could see were truly ministering to their own congregation. With the nation's focus on a national tragedy, the choir wanted to remind others of the hope in Christ. "In the midst of terrorism and all the turmoil going on, so many people are focusing on a tragedy and on patriotism, but I think our theme as Christians should be to "Be Glad," because we know that our hope is in Christ Jesus and there is so much to be glad about."

Songs from this album

1. Be Glad

Orchestrator:
Oliver W. Wells
Composer:
Carol Cymbala, Oliver Wells
Soloist:
Nicole Binion

2. Goodness Of The Lord

Orchestrator:
Chris McDonald
Composer:
Oliver Wells
Soloist:
Karen (Melendez) Rampersad

3. He's God

Orchestrator:
Lari Goss
Composer:
Edwin Hawkins
Soloist:
Taneika Duggan

4. He Reigns Forever

Orchestrator:
Chris McDonald
Composer:
Marshall Carpenter

5. My Life Is In Your Hands

Orchestrator:
Lari Goss
Composer:
Kirk Franklin

6. We Bless Your Name

Orchestrator:
Lari Goss
Composer:
Carol Cymbala, Jim Hammerly
Soloist:
Wanda Brickner

7. It Was A Great Thing

Orchestrator:
Chris McDonald
Composer:
Rev. F.C. Barnes
Soloist:
Pam Pettway, Taneika Duggan

8. This Is How It Feels To Be Free

Orchestrator:
Chris McDonald
Composer:
Shawn Craig, Dave Clark, Don Koch
Soloist:
Charles Allen

9. Still Doing Great Things

Orchestrator:
Lari Goss
Composer:
Oliver Wells
Soloist:
Susan Quintine

10. I Can Go To God In Prayer

Orchestrator:
Chris McDonald
Composer:
Calvin Bridges
Soloist:
Robin Giles

11. Go Forth

Orchestrator:
Lari Goss
Composer:
Carol Cymbala
Soloist:
Susan Pettrey
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