"Perfected By Your Loving Hands"
“Oh, Barri, that was beautiful. Thank you so much. I've had a very stressful few weeks and your song just calmed me the minute it started.”
— VB of NM
“For the past 3 weekends, I've been babysitting my very energetic 4 year old niece. I immediately learned that your "Perfected" album works wonders in calming even the most active little ones. I am continually thankful to you! ”
— AD of FL
“Barri, I just listened to your spoken song, "Perfected By Your Loving Hands." Absolutely beautiful! Your voice expresses a feeling of comfortable security in GOD's personal perfection of His children by His very own loving hands.”
— BW of PA
“I was filled with anxiety.. and I hear "In Quietness and in Confidence". Talk about the right song at the right time! An immediate calmness came over me. I was at peace, and was confident that the day would go smoothly. ”
— AD of FL
"Yield Peaceable Fruit" Spoken Songs
“"Peace Beyond Understanding," a Spoken Song from Yield Peaceable Fruit came by email yesterday. Your music has a very calming effect on me.”
— VB of NM
"God, Our Deliverer"
Barri's 13th CD has 10 songs that show how God saved His people in the past to give assurance that He will deliver His people today.
Song number five "Father, Forgive Them," won the prize for "Best Biblical Song" in the 2015 Songwriter Contest sponsored by Northwest Alabama Music Publishing Company
"Number one, 'He Carries US Gently' is my favorite. It made me cry. The album's music calmed me down and helped me to feel better. " EM of VA
"Thank you very much for your latest/greatest CD praising our God! I love it." JM & CM of MD
"I think the song 'He Carries US Gently' is beautiful. Dave and David's voices blend so well." SL of VA
"The whole album is soothing." JG of PA
"The song 'He Numbers the Hairs of Your Head' is so beautiful, so soul-searching. The staggering of the voices is good, and the ending is reassuring. The last song, 'God, Our Deliverer' is almost operatic in its concept. When I played the whole CD, I felt peace." JH of MD
"The words and the music to the songs are so true and good. I thank God for guiding you in what you do." MS of MD
MC's continuing comments from the Home Page about Barri's unique setting of Scripture to folk melodies
"...What a clever idea to attach words of such inspiration and meaning to lovely, old traditional music. I have loved the song 'Danny Boy' most of my life for the beauty of its melody, for example. And, though the words apparently express the love of a father to his son, they are quite melancholy-reflective of the human condition.
I can't remember to whom I should attribute these words, but truly, 'Most men live lives of quiet desperation.' Thank you for lending to the above-mentioned and many other lovely old songs whole new vistas of a wonderful truth. With God's revelation shining through, life's purpose is not despairing, but joyous. It's there deep inside when wearily travelling through our deepest valleys, bubbling over when we experience our highest peaks, and are a steady presence through all those times of neither valleys nor peaks.
I often tell our Father how inept I am at showing Him my gratitude for our wonderful calling. Perhaps, in a very small way, I am doing so by telling one of His begotten children (and her family) what a blessing her work is. Thanks again." MC of TX
"YOUR WORD IS A LAMP"
Barri's 12th CD has 18 songs from Psalm 119.
"....the beautiful CDs that you do... make wonderful Sabbath music. They are like listening to a sermon put to music." RK of VA
"The CDs are lovely. [We] love your husband's voice. I am partial to this type of music. It is just beuatiful. When a grandson couldn't sleep, it calmed him."
AC of TX.
"The music is beautiful. This is my kind of music." MM of VA
"The music is calm with poetic excitement." JH of MD
"The CDs are gorgeous! The music is calming and peaceful. I stop and meditate on the message." FE of NJ
"The CDs ... bring so much joy and encouragement to those of us who receive them." DM of NC
"I [am}... enjoying the professional quality and inspirational message." MB of TX
"I love the songs!" MH of MD
"[ I ]always appreciate the beauty of your poetry set to music". CF of WI"
"Your music is useful for spiritual reflection". DC of VA
"AS THE WATERS COVER THE SEA"
Barri's 11th CD has 19 songs of the joy of
God's coming Kingdom.
"The best one yet!" [NH of MD]
"Your songs meet many needs! If I need comfort in a trial, if I want to praise God, or if I want to meditate, the songs help so much! [DD of VA]
"I play your songs one after another. They always pick me up." [DD of MD]
"PRAYERS LIKE SWEET INCENSE"
Barri's tenth CD has 17 songs based on prayers from the Bible.
"We love listening to the music! Beautiful words. Thank you for the hard work that you put into these CD's. We appreciate it! [SD of PA]
"WHEN THESE THINGS BEGIN"
Barri's ninth CD has 18 songs to give hope in these times.
"[This album] is the best [you've] ever done with some pieces I really enjoy.
They are: #4, #5, #7, #8. #9, #10 and #13..." [JW of PA]
"I love the songs. The women's harmonies are just beautiful. I get chills." [RC of VA]
"You have beautiful songs of encouragement with words of deep meaning from God's truth." [BM of CA]
"The album is like a Bible Study set to music. It stirs the spirit in me and piques my interest in God's love and mercy." [JH of MD]
"GOD'S MERCY ON THE MEEK"
Barri's eighth CD has 17 songs of God's kindness and mercy.
"All the songs are wonderful! The male voice on 'Under Your Sheltering Wings' and' I Will Deliver Him' is so good. 'Betrothal Song' was so very good that I cried. The songs with the harp are beautiful. I love the mixing of the male and female voices on 'You'll See the King in His Beauty.' I love the words and music, especially the words on 'The Wisdom of Small Ones.'[MC of NM]
"The best one yet! I love all the special instrumental accompaniments."[CF of VA]
"I keep all your CDs in the car and listen while I'm driving! Thank you for sharing yourself with soooooo many! (RS of PA]
"BACK TO THE GARDEN"
Barri's seventh CD has 16 songs of God's Kingdom about the paradise on earth when Christ returns.
"This album is highly uplifting. A 'Song For Rachel' is especially endearing and emotional. I love "From Zion Sing and Shout" and "Under His Vine and Fig Tree".The whole CD embodies the hope that will someday be fullfilled". [JH of MD]
"I love [this album], especially the way you have such variety in the arrangements with many instruments. On 'For I Will Yet Comfort Zion,' with David A., Jr. and the flute and high piano at one point are just beautiful! [On] 'Comfort You My People,' your husband had a fine voice. It gave me chills. [The song] 'Back To The Garden' is very beautiful! Loved your reading & voice in the middle of the song. [On] 'Praise The Lord With A Joyful Noise,' the choir is lovely!" [BM of CA].
"All the music on 'Back to the Garden' is so good. The words are so meaningful for this feast time of year. My favorites are 'A Song for Rachel' (brings tears, so comforting), 'They Shall Ask the Way to Zion' (the deep piano start and the male voice), and 'Under His Vine and Fig Tree' (so peaceful and the flute so beautiful)." [MC of WI]
"THE JOY AHEAD"
Barri's sixth CD has 17 songs about the Resurrection and
Kingdom of God
"I love Dave's voice. It is so peaceful." [SW of NC]
"THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH "
Barri's fifth CD has 15 songs of encouragement
to help us endure to the end.
"There is a sermon in every song." [MS of MD]
"The words are so inspiring and timely, taken from the Bible. The voices are so peaceful." [JB of MD]
"A SONG OF LOVES"
Barri's fourth CD has 15 songs that form a "song" about the manifold love of God and how it changes our lives and our perspective on our trials."
"I have listened to the CD by Barri. It is a wondeful CD. I especially enjoyed "When He Opens the Sea" by David Jr. His voice sounds so humble. Just perfect for the song. These are like sermons in songs. [MC of GA]
All of the songs are God-breathed, but this fourth album is exceptional. It is so soothing and uplifting. I put it on, and it sends me to another realm. When there is clamor around, I put one of your albums on, and the clamor disappears. When I work or study, the music helps me concentrate and meditate. The way the words are put to the tunes soothes my soul. [JH of MD]
I love the new CD! My favorite song is Remember Your First Love. [CS of TN]
"This is the granddaddy of them all! The harmonies are so beautiful, so much life and beauty. Dave's good, strong male voice is not only great as a soloist, but is excellent in the harmonies, too." [MD of VA]
"Your God-given talent is such a blessing, and it spills over to so many others. The music is very uplifting and inspiring." [PH of MO]
"Thank you for all the CDs of songs of praise to God. He has blessed you with His gifts and talent to put His words into music and songs which have blessed us so much."[GG of MD]
"Thank you for the beautiful music. My favorite is 'When He Opens The Sea'."[BH of GA]
"YIELD PEACEABLE FRUIT"
"Your music is truly uplifting and gives us a feeling of inner peace when we play it. May God bless you richly, and may He continue to inspire you!" [LW of PA]
"This is the best one yet. I listen to it every day as I drive back and forth to work, so it will play inmy mind and I will hear it when I need faith. I really love it, especially 'Peace Beyond Understanding' and 'Yield Peaceable Fruit.' I can identify with the songs since I've been in trials. They have helped me so much, and I've had such peace. They touch my heart. People need to hear songs that their heart can record. The CD has blessed me. Thank you!" [CS of TN]
"This is the best CD yet! The words are such strong meat, like a good sermon in itself, so deep and uplifting. Just to hear them makes me feel at peace. The voices mingle so well, and the music brings out the words. I like the sound of the different instruments with the piano. The words, voices, and music are like a three-fold cord." [MC of GA]
"I love the voices. Dave's voice is calm and steady, yet has deep strength and confidence. Katy's voice is fantastic. David, Jr.'s voice gives a youthful innocence." [JP of MD]
"Your CD is beautiful, and so uplifting. There are those days that we really need that inspiration.' [MM of VA]
"Loved it! Your best yet." [JP of NE]
"Your songs are so uplifting." [DS of WA]
"The CD came yesterday. So beautiful and uplifting!" [BW of AZ]
"This is a wonderful CD...Tell your husband and son we enjoyed hearing them sing together. Thanks also for the lyrics, so we could follow along." [CM of MD]
"O LORD, MY LIGHT"
Barri's second CD has 16 songs. This CD replaces the previous CD entitled "Follow the Cloud." These songs give comfort and hope on the walk to the Kingdom.
"This is very beautiful music set to scripture, causing me to meditate on God's Word and His hope." [VW of CO]
"I am listening to 'O Lord, My Light' and am falling in love with this [new] one, as much as I like 'Think On These Things.' The songs grow on me. I find a lot of joy and delight in them. The rich words fill me. They are a perfect marriage between the scriptures and the music, and a marriage of the Old and New Testaments to show how these scriptures are fulfilled. My wife and I both love the beautiful harmony." [GS of VA]
"I love the music. The quality is excellent. Dave's voice is so rich and strong. I like to listen at different times as it helps me remember what I should be dwelling on."
[RS of TX]
"Thanks for the new CD. Your son's voice is a gift from God to God's glory." [MH of FL]
"The songs are so peaceful and calming, especially #9, 'Perfect Love Casts Out Fear.' At the end of a busy week the songs help me wind down and enjoy the Sabbath"
[JB of MD]
"Words will fall short of expressing my delight...It is...penned by your talent and love, and sung by such rich and tender voices that one feels himself form a connection in the melody. Thank You!" [NC of OR]
"THINK ON THESE THINGS"
"I liked the inspiration of it. I liked the good teaching and good music. It is heavenly!" [AN of MD]
It is my great pleasure to know Barri Armitage personally. I have come to intimately know her music. Think On These Things, her first CD, got me through a very tough time in my life. Her music was the CALM in the stormy tempest of what I was going through. It helped me in praying to our Lord and allowed me to reconnect with the Father. I thank God for the gift He has given her and hope other listeners will feel the uplifting in spirit that I have. [JH of MD]
"Thanks for the good songs of praises you are doing...Our small fellowship group is blessed and inspired by your songs." [FD of Nigeria, W. Africa]
"I heard a couple of cuts on your...CD...Great voice...'Fear Not, Little Flock.'"
[SL of Hong Kong]
"I play the CD almost every day, sometimes several times a day! It is so uplifting and beautiful & with the sheet music I can 'sing along with Dave'--What a rich voice he has." [RS of TX]
"When I heard the horrible news on September 11 (2001), I turned on your website to hear the song samples. They gave me peace. A co-worker came over and listened to help her, too. The next day, I brought the CD in to play to give us inspiration."
[ET of NC]
"I play the CD a lot. The words are so beautiful, and Eileen Townsend's voice is so calming." [PB of PA]
"THINK ON THESE THINGS is full of good news!! Your love will be deeply rewarded by God." [ME of PA]
"The lyrics and music are a beautiful celebration of God's love...I wish you much success in sharing your music and God's Word with others." [CH of GA]
"My favourite [song] is "Fear Not Little Flock." It "comes into my head" all day long. We both appreciate your choice of songs and admired what a strong voice that Dave has and how well the harmonies were done. It certainly was a worthy effort, and I am sure it has been a great blessing to many others as well." [DS of Ontario, Canada]
"We especially appreciate hearing Dave sing, and the other women's voices are great and mix well with Dave's. As far as the content, we are moved to tears and at the same time are encouraged by the lyrics as you have put them together. Your choice of music must have been inspired as it lends so much to the words." [TC of UT]
"These songs have helped my children appreciate good music. When my children sing the songs over & over, the message sinks in. It is like a mini-Bible study within the songs." [VR of GA]
"The CD is fantastic...The lyrics are so poetic. Also, for me, the songs are educational (about scripture). [Dave's] voice is beautiful...Thanks for letting me share in the listening pleasure." [GG of MD]
"Please tell your husband...what you two have done is magnificent! You have set God's own words, in poetic form, to a wonderful marriage of voice and song with a heart to uplift, encourage, strengthen and inspire the scattered flock! This you are accomplishing! You are filling empty hearts with hope and peace." [CF of MI]
"We LOVE the CD! How inspiring!" [RS of PA]
"It's lovely, especially the title song--voices, accompaniment, all!" [MW of MD]
"I play it over and over. It keeps me from getting depressed." [MC of NY]
"Thank you so much--God's love is so great--He sent us this tape to sing along--May God richly bless! [JF of MI]
"You are very creative in your lyric writing to such beautiful familiar melodies. And your husband has such a beautiful voice." [DM of OH]
"I play it over and over and draw much comfort and encouragement from the words. Since my background is British Isles, I love the music." [MI of CA]
"What a great work you are doing! I played your CD and was very uplifted. They truly are songs of encouragement." [CM of MD]