The Harvesters to Release New Album, Dedicated to James K. Bridges
The SAGU traveling music group The Harvesters will soon release their second album, “Hymns of Our Faith.” The album should be available by SAGU’s Homecoming. The album, dedicated to the late Dr. James K Bridges, includes 10 hymns arranged by lead singer Caleb Barnett.
The Harvesters is a four-part harmony southern gospel quartet that represents the SAGU Advancement Office. The group brings back a treasured style of music that has been popular for many years within the church. Their version of southern gospel is embraced by all generations and will certainly touch your life with Christ’s message.
According to Irby McKnight, SAGU Vice President of Advancement, “It is a privilege traveling and singing with such talented young men as you will hear on this album. They are some of Southwestern’s and the Lord’s finest. I am greatly indebted to them for all the time, effort, and talent they have put into this project.”
Songs on the album include Blessed Assurance, In The Garden, O I Want To See Him, When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder, and Great Is Thy Faithfulness. Dr. James K. Bridges, to whom the album is dedicated, had a great love for hymns and the group.
“Although Bridges was recognized worldwide for his accomplishments, most importantly, in the eyes of The Harvesters, we were friends," McKnight commented. "He was a great encourager and we knew he loved and prayed for us often. Brother Bridges loved hymns for he felt they conveyed the great doctrines of the church in a way that no other song can. It is a great honor of ours to dedicate this album to a man who both loved us and the hymns we sing.”