Open Hands

Open Hands

by Laura Story


Product Details

Release Date: 03/03/2017
Label: Fair Trade Services
UPC: 0696859310133
catalogNumber: 93101

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Laura Story   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Luke Brown   Background Vocals
Mike O'Connor   Guitar
Mike Payne   Guitar
Kevin Rooney   Drums
Jeff Quimby   Drums
Chris Bevins   Synthesizer,Piano
Ben Shive   Keyboards
Jeff Pardo   Synthesizer,Piano
Paul Mabury   Drums
Jeremy Redmon   Guitar,Background Vocals
Matthew Melton   Bass
Court Clement   Guitar
Craig Swift   Bass
Gabe Scott   Keyboards,Hammered Dulcimer
Laura Cooksey   Background Vocals
Hank Bentley   Acoustic Guitar,Bouzouki,Piano,Drums,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Lap Steel Guitar
Mitch Parks   Background Vocals
Nick Buda   Drums
Matt Gilder   Keyboards
Casey Brown   Drums
Colby Wedgeworth   Guitar,Background Vocals
Riley Friesen   Keyboards
Seth Mosley   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Ethan Hulse   Background Vocals
Cara Fox   Cello
David Leonard   Keyboards
Jerricho Scroggins   Background Vocals
Max Corwin   Drums
Eli Beard   Bass
Amanda Tutalo   Background Vocals
Ben Blascoe   Bass
Caleb Crino   Background Vocals
Collin Baxter   Guitar
Jonathan Wisdom   Background Vocals
Tina Larue   Background Vocals
Alyssa Kinn   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Mike O'Connor   Producer,Engineer,Vocal Producer
Matt Maher   Composer
Kevin Rooney   Programming
Matt Redman   Composer
Chris Bevins   Producer,String Arrangements
Ben Shive   Programming
Jeff Pardo   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Paul Mabury   Programming
Mia Fieldes   Composer
Jeremy Redmon   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Jonas Myrin   Composer
Craig Swift   Programming,Producer,String Arrangements
Brandon Coker   Composer
Gabe Scott   Programming
Laura Story   Composer
Sarah Hart   Composer
Heath Balltzglier   Composer
Hank Bentley   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Mitch Parks   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Casey Brown   Programming
Colby Wedgeworth   Composer,Programming,Producer
Riley Friesen   Programming
Seth Mosley   Composer,Programming,Producer,Vocal Producer
Lindsey Sweat   Composer
Ethan Hulse   Composer
Paul Taylor Smith   Composer
Max Corwin   Programming
Adam Kersh   Composer

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Open Hands 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Lane_Hill_House More than 1 year ago
Sunday, March 12, 2017 Laura Story - Open Hands CD, © 2017 “The more I grow as a worship leader, the more I am learning that worship isn’t just the words I sing, but the very posture of my heart,” shares Story. “True worship is more than adoration; it’s coming before a faithful, trustworthy Father with open hands. It’s saying, ‘God, I want to surrender my life to You. I want You to take it all. Whatever comes, let me not respond with clenched fists as if I know best. With open hands, my life is Yours. The joy. The sorrow. The most broken things. I surrender to You. This is my act of worship.'” ~Laura Story ~*~ Contents of Music CD by Laura Story ~*Open Hands*~ Death Was Arrested Open Hands You Came Running Give You Faith For the Love of My King Awake My Soul (A 1000 Tongues) Whisper Every Word You Breathe Majesty Extraordinary Grace Abounds The title track—already a chart-topper prior to the album’s release—features guest vocals from Third Day’s Mac Powell, a fellow Atlanta-native and Story’s longtime friend. “You Came Running” borrows imagery from the biblical narrative of the Prodigal Son. In true Story fashion, several selections (“Awake My Soul (1000 Tongues),” “For The Love of My King”) reimagine timeless hymns, which she refreshes with an original chorus. GRAMMY® award winning artist, speaker, songwriter, author and worship leader Laura Story ~ but her greatest joy is being a wife to Martin and the mother to Ben, Griffin and Josie. Grace arrives. Music to experience, reflecting on what is given us. You will enJ*O*Y this gathering! ***Thank you, Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing a copy of this CD. This review was written in my own words. No other compensation was received.***
Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
The beauty about worship music is that this is a preview on earth of what we will be spending an eternity doing in heaven. Think of it like a trailer of the wonder things to come, when we spend every moment thanking our God and Savior Jesus for the ultimate sacrifice of restoring what was broken in the Garden of Eden so long ago, a forever, eternal relationship with each other for those that place their faith and trust in Jesus Christ. The best part is finding some incredible songs that can express exactly what those moments in our life mean and this is Open Hands, the latest CD by Laura Story. In fact the title track Open Track is a combined effort with Mac Powell (Third Day) which perfectly conveys taking everything we have in life and offering it to Him with open hands, holding nothing back. Death Was Arrested conveys that loving restoration that happened when Jesus gave His life for ours who place our faith and trust in Him and redemption was possible from our sin. You Came Running is about what happens when we have those trials and storms in our life and feel completely lost in search of someone who can save us! This is one of my personal favorites because all we need to do is call out to Jesus and He comes running to us! Give You Faith conveys that all the world has to offer will never measure up to the faith we can have in Jesus which never fails us, no matter what we are going through. For The Love Of My King is truly a love story between the singer and the One we sing for. It also conveys how much love God has in store for us, one that is unconditional and eternal. Awake My Soul (A 1000 Tongues) is a collection of all the wonders God offers us from the glories of His majesty and the triumphs of His love and how He is worthy of the songs of a 1000 tongues that sing His praise to Him. Whisper tells us how God calls us to Him, despite our circumstances when we are willing to leave the world behind, if we but seek Him, we will be found and we will be set free in only a way that Jesus can from our sin and bondage. Every Word You Breathe is a personal conversation or prayer with God asking Him to let us hear His voice above all those in the world, to not lean on the things we have known and only in placing our hope in Him. Majesty is the 9th track on the CD is such a precious song of worship conveying all the qualities of God and how holy and wonderful He is based on His grace and mercy for us. Extraordinary sums up how wonderful a believer's life looks in Christ. Grace Abounds the final track on the CD defines what grace means, that we can come to Jesus broken and battered and He will restore us from all the burdens of the world and set us free. You can definitely feel the heart of Laura Story's walk of faith in this CD and for those looking for something uplifting and one that will speak to you in any circumstance, this is it! I received Open Hands by Laura Story compliments of Fair Trade Services LLC, Provident Music Distribution and Propeller LLC. It speaks of God's unconditional love and how the Bible is His instruction manual for how much he is trying to restore that relationship between us that is lost, broken and keeping us from experiencing all He has to offer through His grace and mercy and the promises found in His Word. I easily give this a 4.5 out of 5 stars.
RGNHALL More than 1 year ago
MY REVIEW: wow! Laura Story never disappoints with her praise to God through music. Her voice is a melody. Her songs are praise. Her love of God is evident in every note she sings. Having Mac Powell featured on this CD is an extra bonus. He & Laura's voices blend so well together. They sound like I imagine the angels will sound when we all get to heaven. Chorus to "Open Hands" I'm not afraid, of what I'll lose My greatest joy is finding You "Open Hands" is such a beautiful song. It is truly uplifting. I was immediately touched when I heard the song, "Death Was Arrested" as well. As Easter approaches, this song is especially thought-provoking. Jesus died on the cross to save us from our sins. Without his death on that miserable cross, we would die and lay in the grave that entombs us forever. There would be no "happily ever after" for us. There would BE no ever after at all, but praise God, death was indeed arrested and abolished when Jesus rose from the grave and he set us free. Our Savior displayed on a criminal's cross Darkness rejoiced as though heaven had lost But then Jesus arose with our freedom in hand That's when death was arrested and my life began. ***** Five Stars!!!!! I received this music CD `as a gift from FlyBy Publishing. A positive review was not required. All thoughts and views expressed are my own.
JustCommonly More than 1 year ago
Laura Story's Open Hands album is strong. It evokes emotions that I can't explain. Wait, maybe I can however best I can. With great numbers like Death Was Arrested, title track, Open Hands, You Came Running, Give You Faith and many more, we feel the love, the NEED to surrender to our Lord. Just as the parable of the lost son, we come come running towards our Father. We are lost, and we are broken. We need our Lord in our life, and that's when we open our hands towards Him - let him take it all. That is Open Hands. As I listen to this album, reflection is so natural. I am reminded of my first encounter with a song of Laura Story's, and it wasn't a happy memory, but now, I can truly see God's plan in using Laura Story's Blessings to comfort and to bless me. A traumatic event that only God can provide the comfort and fill the hole in me, and He chose Laura's song to do just that. I will always remember. And this album speaks just that, comfort, love, grace and faith. In this album, so many songs, all beautifully written and performed. The words will capture you. As a reader, the words was what sounded me first, the melody second. I love that this album featured other artists as well, creating songs together, praising Him, as a collective. Don't miss this at all! Have it for yourself or gift it to those you know need comfort or encouragement. Disclaimer: I received a copy from the manufacturer. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.