Move in Closer

by Britt Arnesen

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Grant Gibson To say I am gobsmacked by this work of musical art by Britt, shows her professional growth as a true musician and artist. now in my library. it's a "MUST HAVE" for anyone seeking out an authentic artist writing, playing and singing her own music. it was well worth the wait for this gem Britt!
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1.
STAND ON THE SHORE / COME THOU FOUNT OF EVERY BLESSING Original arrangement of these two public domain songs by Britt Arnesen Come Thou Fount of every blessing Tune my voice to grace Stream your mercy never ceasing Sing the highest praise We will land on the shore Yes we'll land on the shore We will land on the shore And be safe forever more Sisters now our meeting is over Time has come to part If I never see you again I'll love you in my heart We will land on the shore Yes we'll land on the shore We will land on the shore And be saved forever more Sorrow I will feel in spirit 'Til I am released Here's my soul O take and seal it Bind my hands to thee We will land on the shore Yes we'll land on the shore We will land on the shore And be safe forever more We will land on the shore Yes we'll land on the shore We will land on the shore Yes we'll land on the shore We will land on the shore Yes we'll land on the shore We will land on the shore And be safe forever more
2.
MOVE IN CLOSER words and music by Britt Arnesen Draw me in, Lord, pull me near E B- E E Move in closer to where I breathe E B- E E Tie your tether to my heart E B- E E Oh your tether to my heart B- D E E Fast your grip upon my hand Together on your solid rock we’ll stand You my bodyguard and shield, Lord Oh my body guard and shield Plant your flowers in my field Let your sunshine kiss my lips In the meadow bed me down, Lord In the meadow bed me down Lord your house glows with your glory Shelter me in wood and stone Let me dwell there evermore May I dwell there evermore
3.
THUNDER'S DAUGHTER words and music by Britt Arnesen Tempest on the great seaborders G- D G- Hear my tale, ye viking sworders Bb D Winter smites us, wild winds crying G- C- Set the salty billows flying G- C- Wind and winter, fierce marauders G- C- D G- God’s vast host of shouting water Comes against us charged with slaughter None can tell the dread and wonder Speaking in the ocean thunder And the tempest, thunder’s daughter Feel the wind of east at morning Jealous hearts of waves yearning Westward over wasted ocean ’Til they stay in eager motion Where the setting sun is burning Western wind starts blowing O’er the current wildly rolling Eastward sets a fiery longing And the waves go eastward, thronging Far to find the sun-tree growing Northern wind come flying Freeze your tears right where you cried them Ice and nails a hammer driven To the shining southern heaven Wave to wave in song replying Southern wind comes raining Bb F Eb Only by grace will I see the morning Bb D Keep the ones I left behind me Eb F Safe within your arms of mercy Eb F Tell my love I'll always miss her Eb F Eb At the mouth of each dark river Breaking waters surge and shiver Wind and winter met together My demise it’s only ending Paying for the deeds I’ve done here Full the sea and fierce the surges Lovely are the ocean verges On the showery waters whirling Sandy winds are swiftly swirling Rudders cleave the surf that urges High round my life’s cliffs and messes Hard the strife not soft the stresses Swan a feather softly sifting Snow upon my boat is drifting Icicles and angry tresses Son of God, great Lord of wonder Save me from the ravening thunder By the feast before thy dying Save me from the tempest crying And from Hell, the tempest under
4.
Night Sky 03:48
NIGHT SKY Words and music by Britt Arnesen (guitar chords for capo 3) My heart speaks now listen C E- I'll sing you a lullaby G A- For the nightmares that you've been living C E- Daydreams gone awry G A- In a moment when I didn't know you F C A- A feeling green and blue G C A moment when I didn't know you F C A- G F C The baby that you've been rocking Cries and cries the whole day through The phone rings door's a knocking A- E- Lay in bed till noon In a moment when I didn't know you A feeling green and blue A moment when I didn't know you Solo (verse chords) You heard my lonesome prayer F C A- Sent your angels of the night aurora G- In a moment when I didn't know you F C A- G F C My heart speaks I try to listen And sing you a lullaby For the stars that we've been given Moonbeams and northern lights In a moment when I didn't know you A feeling green and blue A moment when I didn't know you A night sky in green and blue A night sky
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Blessings on the farm and field Hours of toil in wind and sleet In snow and rain and burning sun Fire drought and flood Breathe in breathe out Hands together now Blessings on the broken home The mother and her child alone Love rises up through sorrow deep Oh Lord provide their need Blessings on the refugee The war torn land they had to flee Lord please feed your families And give them shelter to keep Blessings on the hardened hearts The crooked minds the oligarchs Better times are one choice away Turn them back I pray Blessings on the soldier brave Who fights for peace and frees the slaves Guide him with your steady hand Bring him home intact Breathe in breathe out Hands together now Breathe in breathe out Keep fighting back those doubts
6.
Awake Awake 03:35
AWAKE AWAKE Public domain chorus arranged with new lyrics by Britt Arnesen Chorus: Awake awake to love and work The lark is in the sky The fields are wet with diamond dew The world’s awake to cry Blessed are those in whom you live Whose lives become your roads As we travel through this weary world And only hard times know Chorus Guard my mouth set watch to my door Don’t let me much as dream Of the evil that schemes to steal my heart Out from under your wings Chorus At dusk at dawn at noon I sigh My life is well and whole Pile your troubles on God’s shoulders He will carry your load Chorus So let the joyous sun come up As we ride meekly by
7.
Angel Band 03:14
ANGEL BAND Public domain, arranged by Britt Arnesen My latest sun is sinking fast My race is nearly run My strongest trials will soon be passed My triumph has begun Oh come angel band Come and around me stand Bear me away on your snow white wings To my immortal home Oh bear me away on your snow white wings To my immortal home I know I'm near the holy ranks Of friends and kindred dear I've brushed the dew on Jordan's banks My crossing must be near Oh come angel band Come and around me stand Bear me away on your snow white wings To my immortal home Oh bear me away hmmm I've almost gained my heavenly home My spirit loudly sings The holy ones behold they come I hear the noise of wings Oh come angel band Come and around me stand Bear me away on your snow white wings To my immortal home Oh bear me away on your snow white wings To my immortal home
8.
I'LL FLY AWAY Arrangement by Britt Arnesen, after Albert E. Brumley One bright morning when this life is over I'll fly away To my home on God's celestial shore I'll fly away I'll fly away oh Glory I'll fly away in the morning When I die Hallelujah by and by I'll fly away When the shadows of this life have gone I'll fly away Like a bird from these prison walls I'll fly I'll fly away Chorus Just a few more weary days and the I'll fly away To a land where the joys will never end I'll fly away Chorus
9.
CAN'T BE ME WITHOUT YOU Words and music by Britt Arnesen Can’t be me without you Can’t hold my tune The notes when they come Come right undone Falter in sadness and break Can’t be me without you Can’t spell it out Strange words on the page I don’t know what they say Were they written by demons in vain Oh lord speak for me today Can’t be me without you I forgot how to walk The mountain's too high Without you by my side I’d tumble and fall like a rock Can’t be me without you I wander and stray Find each fork in the road Each wrong way to go Help me to trust and obey Oh lord walk with me today Guitar solo Can’t be me without you Can’t trust my eyes I have no faith in my mind I tell myself lies Just to tear up my heart all inside Can’t be me without you Can’t earn my own praise Help me oh lord To be grateful for The blessings you bring me each day Oh lord stay with me I pray Oh lord walk with me today
10.
LINNEA'S WALTZ words and music by Britt Arnesen Guitar chords (capo 3): G Am C D G x2 Em Bm C D G Am C D G Go to sleep Rest your wings Angels sing God is good Our souls to keep Angels sing I'm among them calling Safe inside your dream So go to sleep Rest your wings Angels sing Go to sleep Rest your wings Angels sing God is good Our souls to keep Angels sing I'm still out there wandering Safe inside your dream So go to sleep Rest your wings Angels sing

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Recorded safely at Free Cycles Missoula and by distance during the Great Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020-2021.

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released April 4, 2021

THE BAND:
Britt Arnesen - songwriter/arranger, executive producer, acoustic guitar (all tracks), mandola (tracks 1, 5), upright bass (1, 3, 10)
Brian Hazard - mixing/mastering engineer
Spencer Hoveskeland - upright bass (4, 6, 8, 9), cellos (6)
Ron Meissner - electric guitar (4), electric bass (2)
Isaac Callender - fiddle (2, 3, 5, 6)
John Joyner - fiddle (1)
Elijah Jalil - backing vocals (1, 7, 8)
Matt Sircely - mandolin (3), mandocello (8)
Jack Mauer - banjo (3), dobro (2, 7)
Rosie Cerquone - percussion (10), sound effects (3), vibraphone (10)
Jeni Magano - bass (5), clarinet (5)
Tiff & David - backing vocals (8)

*** On this album, Britt is playing a 1948 Gibson J-45 and 1957 Gibson J-50, as well as Heiden Mandola #2 and 1943 Kay Bass. ***

Thank you to the State of Montana and Montana Arts Council for the covid-19 relief grants that made this work possible.

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Britt Arnesen Missoula, montana

Britt K. Arnesen is a Montana folksinger, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. Her latest projects are Nothing to Say by Elijah Jalil and a solo gospel-inspired album, Move in Closer. Britt is originally from Juneau, Alaska.

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