Perennial: Songs for the Seasons of Life (1998)
Perennial: Songs for the Seasons of Life is the twelfth studio and second praise and worship album by Christian music singer -songwriter Twila Paris, released on March 24, 1998 by Sparrow Records. The album is produced by Brown Bannister.
It is Paris' second praise and worship album since her 1991 Dove Award winning album Sanctuary. The album is more contemporary than Sanctuary, whereas that album was more ethereal and tranquil. Perennial is a combination of hymns and original songs, including a re-recording of her Kingdom Seekers track "Faithful Men." The album peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart. A concert video was released on VHS called Perennial In Concert: A Season of Worship featuring Paris accompanied by an orchestra performing songs from Perennial. Paris was nominated for Inspirational Album of the Year and Long -Form Music Video of the Year at the 30th GMA Dove Awards.
Paris has also released a companion book called Perennial: Meditations for the Seasons of Life with her sisters Starla with the co-writing and Angie with the illustrations, published by Zondervan Publishing. Paris and Starla share sixty meditations on gardening, recipes and life's lessons, arranged by the four seasons.
All songs written by Twila Paris, except where noted.
1. We Seek His Face -5:48
2. Father, We Are Here -3:11
3. Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing (Traditional; arranged by Twila Paris)
4. Faithful Men -3:13
5. Be Thou My Vision (Traditional; arranged by Twila Paris) -3:10
6. Amazing Grace (John Newton) -4:51
7. Come, Thou Fount... (reprise) -1:31
8. Fountain of Grace -3:30
9. When the Roll is Called Up Yonder (James Milton Black) -4:33
10. My Lips Will Praise You -4:05
11. Perennial -4:33
Previous release: Where I Stand (1996)
Next release: True North (1999)