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ESTHER SHIN CHUANG PLAYS HYMNS

Own the Limited Edition of Her Autographed Piano Album "Esther Shin Chuang Plays Hymns" Today!

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All proceeds go toward supporting their ministry.

"Your new CD is gorgeous! Thanks for including my piano arrangements on it. You played them as I hoped they would be played...with musicality, passion, accuracy and to the glory of God."

- Mark Hayes (award-winning composer, arranger, concert pianist, and conductor; www.MarkHayes.com)

 

  1. It Is Well with My Soul 

  2. He Hideth My Soul

  3. What a Friend We Have in Jesus

  4. Sweet By and By

  5. Near to the Heart of God

  6. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

  7. The Old Rugged Cross

  8. Rock of Ages

  9. Be Still, My Soul 

  10. Great Is Thy Faithfulness

  11. O God, Our Help in Ages Past (incorporating Grand Valse, Op. 42 by F. Chopin)

  12. How Great Thou Art

 

Hymn Arrangements by Lloyd Larson (Track 1), Mark Hayes (Tracks 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, and 12), Larry Shackley (Track 3), Craig Curry (Tracks 5 and 8), Faye López (Track 9), and Pamela M. Robertson (Track 11).

All Arrangements Used by Permission. 

Engineered by Victor LeJeune

Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered at PianoForte Chicago Studios

© 2015 Esther Shin Chuang. All Rights Reserved.

 

About the Album

 

I always loved hymns. My mom told me that the first song I ever sang as a toddler was the hymn "Come Thou Fount." I grew up hearing my mom and my dad singing hymns. Therefore, hymns are in a special part of my heart. They remind me of my Christian roots (my faithful parents, my grandmother who prayed for me dearly), all the churches I served at, and all the congregations I sang these songs with.

 

I am honored to share my favorite hymns with you through this album. As you listen to these hymns, I hope you are reminded of the many faithful Christians in the past and present, in near and far, and in the local church as well as the global church; and that we are worshipping our Lord together.

 

- Esther Shin Chuang

 

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BEAUTY OUT OF BROKENNESS

Own Esther Shin Chuang's Limited Edition of Her Autographed Worship Album "Beauty out of Brokenness" Today!

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"I am listening to your CD...weeping, from the depth of my soul in worship, in praise, in grief... all mixed together... thank you for your beautiful gift of music from the soul that ministers so deeply to mine and all who have the privilege of hearing you."

- Nellie Fuder (Chicago, IL, USA)

  1. Jesus Loves Me

  2. His Eye is on the Sparrow

  3. Blessings

  4. Beauty out of Brokenness

  5. Amazing Grace (Grace Flows Down)

  6. One Step at a Time

  7. It is well/Turn your eyes

  8. The Power of the Cross

  9. Christ Our All

  10. Bless the Lord (10,000 Reasons)

  11. How Great is Our God/How Great Thou Art

  12. Kingdom of Heaven

 

Vocals/ Piano: Esther Shin Chuang

Band: Scott Williamson, Drums

Randy Melson, Bass

Mike Payne, Guitar

Orchestration: Jerroll Lehman

Engineered by Daniel Howell, Jeff Aebi, and Chad Evans

Produced by Jerroll Lehman

Photography by Samuel Tan

Album Design by Ginmann Bai

Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered at Gaither Studios, Alexandria, IN.

© 2014 All Rights Reserved

 

About the Album

 

Brokenness. Trials. Pain.

Several years ago, I was shattered into pieces and all I could see was the brokenness in me. As I cried out to God, then surrendered my brokenness to Him, He started healing me. He molded my seemingly unrestorable pieces into something I didn't think I would ever be, a beautiful vessel. So though I am still being broken, though trials still come everyday, though the pain never seems to fade... I can live another day because I see His Beauty. And this is the reason I can sing praises to Him once again: He creates in me Beauty out of Brokenness.

 

Each song in this album is deeply personal to me; 

I pray that my songs will encourage you, especially those who are feeling broken and going through sufferings. Remember that God is with you always, that He will use the pain and brokenness to draw you near to Him, and that He is the “God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” (2 Cor. 1:4)

 

- Esther Shin Chuang

 

Original Songs from the Album

"Beauty out of Brokenness"

 

Beauty out of Brokenness

Words by Tyrome Turner. Music by Matthew Casiple.

Arranged by Esther Shin Chuang. Orchestration by Jerroll Lehman.

Copyright © 2014 All Rights Reserved.

 

"Every word of this song was poured out from my heart and my painful past; it is my story in every way. I went through a lot of broken relationships and, through it all, was shattered into pieces. But only after a time of deep brokenness was I able to see the True Beauty that was in me: Christ (2 Cor. 4:7-11). For though there is nothing beautiful about me, His beauty shines through me." - Esther Shin Chuang

 

Broken I stand before You,

Humbled at your feet.

I fall to my knees,

Before Your throne,

in beautiful surrender.

Shattered I run towards You,

Pieces all of me,

Falling at Your feet.

The weight of my heart,

Before Your throne,

In beautiful surrender.

 

You wipe every tear I cry.

You comfort in my darkest night

You turned my darkness into light.

Shattered and weak,

Yet You create in me

Beauty Out of Brokenness

 

Lord, You raise me from ashes,

Consumed in Your love.

My heart seeks Your face,

Compelled by hope,

In beautiful surrender.

You lift me from the miry clay,

To a place of rest and peace.

I look to You,

Compelled by hope,

In beautiful surrender.

 

In my brokenness,

You draw me near.

In my weakness,

You make me strong.

In my brokenness,

I will not fear

‘Cause in my weakness

I know you’re strong.

Through pain,

You bring forth Your beauty in me,

With healing,

My soul knows grace and mercy.

Amazing Grace (Grace Flows Down)

Hymn words by John Newton. Public Domain.

Grace Flows Down: Words/Music by Matthew Casiple.

Copyright © 2014 All Rights Reserved.

Arranged by Jerroll Lehman.

"Each time I realize that I am so weak, so sinful, and so broken, I feel very unworthy of coming before God. And that is when I experience God’s grace. He shows me His grace; and only by His amazing grace am I able to come before His throne (Hebrews 4:16)! I sang one verse in Korean as a tribute to my father, whose favorite hymn is Amazing Grace." - Esther Shin Chuang

 

Amazing grace

How sweet the sound

That saved a wretch like me

I once was lost, but now I'm found

Was blind, but now I see

 

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear

And grace my fears relieved

How precious did that grace appear

The hour I first believed

 

Grace flows down from my Savior’s crown;

Oh the richness of His glorious grace He lavished on me.

Grace flows down from my Savior’s crown;

Oh the richness of His glorious grace He lavished on me.

 

나 같은 죄인 살리신 주 은혜 놀라와

잃었던 생명 찾았고 광명을 얻었네

 

The Lord has promised good to me

His word my hope secures

He will my shield and portion be

As long as life endures

 

 

One Step at a Time

Words by Esther Shin Chuang. Music by Matthew Casiple

Copyright © 2014 All Rights Reserved.

 

"A year ago, as I started thinking about my uncertain future, I had many fears. I didn’t know where I would be or what I would be doing; I was worried about not knowing what my future would look like. Then I realized that God never shows us the full picture, but He does show us the next step to take. Perhaps if He shows us the full picture we would not fully rely on Him. All He asks us to do is to follow Him and take one step at a time." - Esther Shin Chuang

 

All I see is fog,

A mist that covers my eyes

I cannot see ahead

I am so afraid

I don’t know what is ahead

I can’t see my future

I can’t see my tomorrow,

What lies ahead.

 

But God doesn't show us the whole map,

He is our perfect, perfect Guide.

He will lead us step by step

He will guide us faithfully.

So follow Him the perfect guide,

One step at a time.

That's all we need to do,

That' s all the faith we need,

One step at a time

 

All I saw was fog,

A mist full of uncertainties

Or that's how it seemed until I realized that it was

His glorious presence guiding me.

He was so close to me

That I couldn't see anything else ahead

I couldn’t see my future

Or predict my tomorrow

What lies ahead.

 

One day I will follow His footsteps

And arrive at the gate of heaven

Where there are no mysteries

No fears no tears no pain

Until then I will follow Him,

One step at a time.

That’s all I need to do

That's all the faith I need

One step at a time.

 

 

Kingdom of Heaven

Words by Tyrome Turner, Music by Matthew Casiple.

Copyright © 2014 All Rights Reserved.

 

"A few months ago my father was diagnosed with cancer. It was devastating news for our family and I remember being in so much pain that I didn’t even know how to cry out to God. In the midst of the pain and tears, the only hope I had was heaven: a place where there will be no more pain and death, a place where we will see God face to face, a place where there is perfect peace. This is the hope we Christians have, that the Kingdom of Heaven, our eternal home, is waiting for us." - Esther Shin Chuang

 

Somewhere beyond this earth

Where my soul longs to be

In Your presence

For all eternity

There will be no more pain

There will be no more death

Nor will there be mourning

Every tear wiped away


In the Kingdom of Heaven

I will see Your Face

I will be with You

In the midst of Your grace

In the Kingdom of Heaven

I will see Your Face

I will dwell with You

In Your arm's embrace


Escaping the pain of this life

Where all suffering shall cease

A city without sorrow

A place where I find peace

Where there is no more pain

Where there is no more death

Nor will there be mourning

Every tear wiped away


And I'm coming home

And I'm coming home

And I'm coming home

To be with You

Forever and ever


In the Kingdom of Heaven

When this life is through,

Always and forever

I will be with You.

In the Kingdom of Heaven

When this life is through,

I will be with You.

 

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ESTHER SHIN

Esther's first album is currently sold out. Instead of reprinting, she is recording her 4th album, which will also be classical piano.

FRANZ LISZT (1811-1886)

1 Pagnini Etude No. 6, S.141

2 Spanish Rhapsody, S.254

 

ISAAC Albéniz (1860-1909)

3 Evocación from Iberia, Book I

4 El Puerto from Iberia, Book I

 

WILLIAM BOLCOM (1938- )

5 The Serpent's Kiss from The Garden of Eden Suite

 

HYMNS arranged by MARK HAYES (1953- )

6 Great is Thy Faithfulness

7 How Great Thou Art

8 It is Well

9 I'll Fly Away

 

HYMNS/SONGS arranged by ESTHER SHIN (1986- )

10. What a Friend We Have in Jesus

11. Come Thou Fount

12. Because of Who You Are

 

All pieces recorded and mastered by D. K. Fackler

Album Design by Jeesook Kang

© 2012 All Rights Reserved

 

About the Album

 

As a musician, I am grateful for every opportunity to worship God with music! Whether I play the piano or sing, whether hymns or classical, the music I make expresses my love for God and my praises to Him. I began playing the piano when I was four years old, and ever since then, I wanted to be a great pianist, playing all over the world and glorifying God through music.

 

He has been so faithful in my life, leading me step by step, being my Perfect Guide. It is my joy to worship God and share His love through the great gift He has given me - music. I desire to be God's instrument in bringing all the nations into His presence, and I dream of that glorious day when people from every tribe and tongue will worship our living God together! Until then, I will keep running, keep making music, keep sharing, and keep praising God!

 

I want to thank God for His great love and faithfulness. Lord, You are my strength. I am truly grateful for my wonderful family who has always been my greatest supporters and who have faithfully prayed for me all my life, even before I was born; my great mentors and teachers; and my dear friends. Without your love and support, I would not have been able to make this journey.

- Esther Shin Chuang

”Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord, my soul. I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live!” Psalm 146:1-2

 

© 2020 by Tony and Esther Chuang