Whether you love Gregory's music from his time at Weston Priory, his many collections of music from OCP or are searching for melodic pieces for liturgy, you'll cherish this new work. Composer, retreat leader and former Benedictine monk, Gregory Norbet has created Into the Arms of God to help in moments of grief and examine the continual comfort in the Lord's presence.
Gregory begins the title track, "Into the Arms of God" with a simple and strong melody that will easily be adopted by the entire assembly. It is a calling home. It creates sanctuary and serves as a meditation on God's compassion. This and many other songs on the collection feature beautiful choral and instrumental arrangements by Craig Kingsbury.
Another deeply moving piece is "Choir of Angels." A song of praise and worship from heaven and earth, it is reminiscent of the Sanctus sung during Mass and will complement any liturgical celebration with its thematic versatility.
The album's cover art was conceived and illustrated by Gregory's wife, Kathryn Carrington. The watercolor painting instills a feeling of peace and relaxation. And like the Father's love, its warmth is all-encompassing. A collection of hope, assurance and guidance, it is perfect for group retreats, bible studies and other events that work towards spiritual renewal.