Songs for Hymn

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"Songs for Hymn", the second release from indie label Toxic Highway Recordings, is a collection of 12 hymns. But unlike most hymn albums, the musical styles and instruments switch up every verse, leading to some frequently surprising combinations and jarring shifts in mood.

But for all the traditionalists out there, don't you worry! The vocal melodies all remain unchanged, so you can immediately sing along to all your favorites. The end result somehow manages to be unique and refreshing, yet accessible and familiar, all at the same time.

*Track 9 under license to Stuart Hine Trust. Recorded and released with permission from EMI/CMG publishing.

*Tracks 2 & 8 under license to Albert E. Brumley & Sons. Recorded and released with permission from Clearbox Rights, LLC.


released November 22, 2015

All music arranged and performed by Aaron Tom, except:
Vocals, backup vox on "Battle Hymn": Anna Belle
Backup vocals, main vox on "Battle Hymn": Alani Keiser
Drums: Nathanael Graham

Engineered by Kevin Carafa
Mastered by Nathan Reiner (Matrix Audio)
Special thanks: Emily Tom & Ruth Wilt

For Grandpa




Toxic Highway Recordings Columbus, Ohio

Toxic Highway Recordings is an independent label mainly used as a means to release founder Aaron Tom's varied musical endeavors, which cover a wide gap between hardcore punk, acoustic pop, soundtrack, and many things in between.

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Track Name: A Mighty Fortress is Our God
A mighty Fortress is our God,
A Bulwark never failing;
Our Helper He amid the flood
Of mortal ills prevailing:
For still our ancient foe
Doth seek to work us woe;
His craft and power are great,
And, armed with cruel hate,
On earth is not his equal.

Did we in our own strength confide,
Our striving would be losing;
Were not the right Man on our side,
The Man of God’s own choosing:
Dost ask who that may be?
Christ Jesus, it is He;
Lord Sabaoth His Name,
From age to age the same,
And He must win the battle.

And though this world, with devils filled,
Should threaten to undo us,
We will not fear, for God hath willed
His truth to triumph through us:
The Prince of Darkness grim,
We tremble not for him;
His rage we can endure,
For lo! his doom is sure,
One little word shall fell him.