John Lyzenga

In Troubled Times

In Troubled Times by John Lyzenga
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For fans of:Sufjan Stevens, The Brilliance, The Porter's Gate, Gungor, John Mark McMillan
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  1. In Troubled Times
  2. Magnificat (featuring Katharine Staples)
  3. Justice Will Roll Down
  4. The Immigrant
  5. Would I Believe
  6. We Can't Drink This Water (featuring Ashley Reid)
  7. Born Again
  8. To See The Bound Made Free
  9. Mother God
  10. In Your Mother's Womb
  11. Watch and Pray

This collection of worship songs are a resource to any community wishing to address issues of social justice including race, privilege, sexuality, gender, and immigration in light of the biblical witness and the current political climate. Digital download includes free Songbook pdf.


All songs written by John Lyzenga in collaboration with Yolanda Norton. "We Can't Drink This Water" written in collaboration with Carolyn Anderson and Ashley Reid.

Produced by Isaac Wardell. Additional production and arrangements by Carolyn Anderson, Pete Hatch, and James McAlister. Orchestral arrangements by John Lyzenga and Isaac Wardell. Engineered by Jacob Winik at Tiny Telephone (Oakland, CA).Osso engineered by Isaac Wardell (New York, NY).Additional engineering by Matt Strasser (Alameda, CA). Mixed by Russ Long. 

Musicians: John Lyzenga - lead vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, percussion. Kari Hamilton - lead vocals. Ashley Reid - lead vocals. Katharine Staples - lead vocals.Carolyn Anderson - organ, piano. Andy Deeb - bass. Pete Hatch - piano, keys, percussion. James McAlister - drums, percussion, keys. Christina Davis - viola. Ross Eustis - trumpet. John Monk - flute. Chris Schweikert - cello. Osso String Quartet: Maria Jeffers, Maria Im, Patty Kilroy, Aundrey Mitchell. Choir:Erica Maier D'Ambrosio, Carolyn Anderson, Melissa Epps, Kari Hamilton, John Lyzenga, Jamie McClave, Ashley Reid, Evan Stanfill, Bran Stagile-Wright. 

Executive produced by Teddi & Kim Hamilton, Deb & Tom Lyzenga, Velma Stephens, and Carmen & Phil Vecchio. 

Special thanks to all of the Indiegogo supporters and also Michelle Vecchio-Lyzenga, Yolanda Norton, Isaac Wardell, Mary Lins, Ashley Reid, Marissa Miller, Kari Hamilton, Katharine Staples, David Sweet, the Lyzenga family, the Vecchio family, Teddi & Kim Hamilton, Beth & Ted Streeter, Delianne & Barry Koops, Calvin Sodestrom, First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, San Francisco Theological Seminary, Westminster Presbyterian Church (Trenton, NJ), Karen Hernandez-Granzen, Paul Ryan, and Laura deJong.

Album art by meriƧ tuna on Unsplash.

Production photography by Chris Schweikert.

For fans of:Sufjan Stevens, The Brilliance, The Porter's Gate, Gungor, John Mark McMillan
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