The Tracks

Each track looks at a different part of David’s journey with God.  Below describes briefly the history behind each track. The sleeve notes contain a fuller history and reason for writing the song.

Spirit of youth
The young David spent his time tending his father’s flock, a tough and no doubt lonely job.  His solitude was filled with intimate times with his Father in heaven, and his youthful spirit knew that with God he could do anything…

My wildest dreams
After David had been anointed as the next King, he went straight back to his work on the hillside.  I can image him tending the sheep still smelling of the anointing oil.  David knew that he had to live today in order to prepare for tomorrow…

First of five
As the Israelite army stood on one side and the Philistines on the other, Goliath continued to taunt the army of God.  As David approached, he stopped and chose five smooth stones.  Why five? …

Precious time
Jonathan, King Saul’s son, took his robe and his sword and gave them to David.  This was far more than it may at first appear …Jonathan’s robe, and particularly his sword, represented who he was – royalty, son of the king…

Into an angry sky
When David was forced to move on, why did he seem so much more heartbroken than his friend?  Perhaps David’s sorrow was more to do with the future he saw for Jonathan.  David could see that the favour of the Lord was no longer upon Saul and his household – could he also see where the future was to take his friend? …

In Your shadow
His home; his wife; his friend; his position, David had nothing left except for the most important – his God.  As David walked away from everything he turned to his God with a worshipful heart…

My God, my Lord
As David returned the Ark of the Covenant to its rightful place, he praised like never before. Now king, loved by his people; successful in battle; the favour of the Lord resting upon him, he led by example, praising God with all his mind, soul, body and strength…

Watching the flame
Why was it that for this brief period in history man and God were able to be face to face, heart to heart?  Was it that David surrounded the Ark with worship 24/7, allowing man to watch the flame as never before? …

Picture this
In a period of relative calm, David had time to reflect.  His thoughts turned to his greatest friend, Jonathan, killed in battle years before.  At their last meeting David had promised to show grace to Jonathan’s family – a promise that was now to be made good…

Feasting
A man after God’s own heart, yet still an ordinary man.  As David looked out across the rooftops he saw a woman bathing – a married woman bathing.  He had a choice; to turn away or to feast his eyes, and he did the latter…

A fearful place
Fearful that his sin would be discovered, David embarked on a scheming trail of events that eventually led to him arranging the murder of Bathsheba’s husband…

The days of a man
The vision of a magnificent temple as a testament to the glory and grace of God filled David’s thoughts in his final years.  In yet another wonderful act of grace, God told David that he would not be the man to build it – his son would…