Rest in His Love
These seventeen hymns and original songs of inspiration written by Susan were compiled for quiet reflection and joyful awakening. Guitar, piano, flute and string accompaniment offer a contemporary folk-like sound that serves the lyrics. With clarity and simplicity, this recording has been enjoyed by many around the world in their search for healing. The recurring theme is the recognition of our spiritual abundance â€" that we have what we need - and that our restlessness, anxiety and demanding can be stilled as we relax in, and rest in His love. About the Artist Susan Pocklington has been a church soloist for over 20 years. â€œWriting music was a way of working through problems and coming to spiritual solutions. My goal was always to write uplifting songs that would inspire.â€ Susan writes and performs inspirational music, sings jazz/big band standards, broadway, pop, is an accomplished flutist and event specialist. She has served as flutist for the Traverse Symphony and Plymouth Symphony Orchestras and taught flute privately for over 20 years. In addition to her inspirational music she sings for special events, has written inspirational pop music and written and published church solos. In 1981 she was Assistant Director for the St. Louis Childrenâ€™s Choirs. She has studied voice with Wendy Bloom, Jan Albright, and Jayne Sleder, and was mentored in songwriting by the great jazz musician Morris Lawrence of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Susan co-produced and performed in the two-person â€œManitou Rhythmâ€ music revue performed in Glen Arbor, MI. She has performed with the locally acclaimed, Christmas Spectacular, a high action song and dance show in Traverse City. Last year she began singing with the Sun Radius Big Band in Traverse City, performing with many who have played with the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme and Tommy Dorsey. Susan is currently preparing for the release of her second album. â€œMuch of my inspiration for writing comes from living next to the 71,000 miles of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore - surrounded by meadows, cherry orchards, dunes, historic farms, hardwood forests, and beautiful lakes. My heart finds peace and refreshment in these settings. Their beauty often lifts me to the sweet Concord of higher thoughts and ideas. By day I save the wonderful historic buildings and landscapes in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore through the non-profit Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear - by night I write and sing of other things that stir my heart. Reviews: â€œPleasantly inspiring is the music of Susan Pocklington. There are many different musical textures found on â€œRest in His Loveâ€, all of which blend perfectly with her strong vocal abilities. A clear vision merged with excellent instrumentationâ€¦Susan shines from within her element and gives the listener a 17 song album with a truly inspirational essence.â€ Independent Music Network â€œThe tape is now a family treasure. The tape provides much peace and calm. Your voice is very pretty and so clear. The arrangements are superb!â€ D.R., Peoria, IL â€œThank you for producing the tape, â€œRest in His Loveâ€. I have enjoyed listening to the tape more than you will ever know. It has lifted my spiritsâ€¦â€ B.S., Chapel Hill, NC â€œWhat a pleasure it is to convey to you my deep appreciation and gratitude for your tapeâ€¦I really cannot express the comfort it has brought to me and a friend of mine. I wish for you, and certainly support, a much wider circulation for such wonderful, Soul-filled music! Your work is beautiful and I wish you much success.â€ D.F, Boston, MA â€œI ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! Your voice is so crystalline clear, and thereâ€™s a smile hearable in every song. It just brings us right back to the truth with such simple clarity. â€¦The accompaniments and the background music, the flute player â€" everything â€"sounds so professional. Youâ€™ve done a magnificent job.â€ C.P., Wellesley, MA â€œOne day I happened upon your tape and was so moved both by your message and your presentation of it, that I had to find out where to get a copy of my own. I have never before heard a voice so pure and beautiful as yoursâ€¦it so naturally turns my thought towards the contemplation of Spiritâ€¦â€ B.B., Princeton, NJ â€œYes indeed! Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration and your beautiful voice with all of us who are truly blessed to have the tape. Listening to this tape has helped me immensely to meet several challenges in recent months.â€ M.B., Grawn, MI â€œI continue to be healed and blessed by this beautiful tape.â€ F.D., Kalamazoo, MI â€œâ€¦so refreshing and inspiring!â€ R.H., Aptos, CA â€œThe tape is a big hit, everyone I seem to give it to canâ€™t say enough moving things about it!! Itâ€™s been especially inspiring to my wife and myself during some recent trials weâ€™ve had to face together. C.P., Detroit, MI â€œMy friends and I are your greatest fans and encourage you to continue recording!! We want to be the first to know about your future recordings. â€œ J.N., St. Louis, MO â€œI love your tape â€" the first song blows me away every time I hear it! Itâ€™s my favorite! The whole enterprise is first rate.â€ M.M., St. Louis, MO â€œYou have a very special talent for music, and such a sweet, lovely voice. Most important, your inspiration shines through both the words and the music and makes the tape so inspiring and assuring to the listener. â€œArise, arise and shineâ€ is truly a magnificent work of art!â€ M.D., West Covina, CA â€œWhat a blessing and joy this heartwarming tape will be to humanity! It is a treatment! Your sweet voice, and even the musical instruments, helps bring this message through. Our hearts sing and feel the deep peace and joy.â€ F.P., Pompano Beach, FL â€œI listen to â€œArise and Shineâ€ every morning. Sueâ€™s voice expresses such joy. Listening to this tape is an inspiration.â€ N.R., Pasadena, CA â€œI think your tape is very special, enunciation perfect, music great, but the sincerity and depth of meaning has put some of the hymns in a whole new light for me.â€ S.B., Loudon, NH â€œOur nine year old especially found it comforting â€" she knows all the words by heart..â€ M.G., Grand Rapids, MI â€œI love the tape â€" I played it one night over vacation when I was feeling poorly. It gave me a wonderful sense of peace and I awoke well. Thanks.â€ M.M., NH â€œThis is the best inspirational tape Iâ€™ve heard in years! Itâ€™s a hit! Thank you, thank you!â€ K.P., St. Louis, MO â€œO my, how I love listening to your tape. The poem, â€œI am the placeâ€ has been familiar for years â€" how special to have it set to music. Your voice is simply lovely, and the feel is there, which makes it.â€ F. Bend, OR.