Reach is Giles’s third album which released in 2003. This worship project includes both original songs and arrangements of some of Giles’ favorite hymns.
The two cover songs on this album, Just As I Am and I Will Not Forget You, were two of my favorites then and remain so to this day. I love leading and singing these songs in worship.
How Great Is Your Love was recently orchestrated by my brother, Mark Blankenship, and was performed for the first time by the orchestra and worship team of Snyder Memorial Baptist Church at the 2014 presentation of its Singing Christmas Tree.
The album cover is from a painting by my friend, HL McConnell, and inspired the tracks Reach and Lift. It’s one of my favorite album covers.
The physical CD for this album is sold out.