New CD by Karen Herrmann!
It Is Jesus!
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JESUS LOVES YOU. HE WANTS TO BE YOUR BEST FRIEND, GIVE YOU
PEACE, HEAL YOUR HURTS AND LEAD YOU TO HEAVEN. DO NOT BE
AFRAID OF THE ONE WHO GAVE HIS LIFE FOR YOU!
Over 2 years ago, I began recording the songs for
this CD. It’s my desire to help folks to know Jesus or to
know Him better…..and to praise Him. At 17, I said a
simple prayer “Jesus, I want You to live in my heart. I
want to follow You and I want to experience the Holy
Spirit that I received at Baptism and Confirmation.” That
simple and very heartfelt prayer was answered and has
changed my life. The year was in 1967! I bought a guitar,
and from that time until the present, the Holy Spirit’s
most prominent gift to me has been composing.
I have many venues in which to sing, play and join
others in praise and worship of the wonderful God Who made
us, but the venue that has blessed me and allowed me to
expand the most is in recording the music I have written.
With a file drawer of music. I began in 2006, at
Innovation Studios, in Steubenville,OH with Mike Ofca as
the producer and the one who puts so much delicious sound
to my songs. I have joked about how he will one day have
to build a ramp up to the studio door as I wheel my chair
up and tell him “I’m on the Z,s……we are almost
done!!” This time in my life is full of surprises
and very exciting!!!
As IT IS JESUS! began to take shape
two years ago, more songs were written making a total of
17. St. Agnes, St. Clare of Assisi, and St. Jerome
all had some part in 3 songs and Fr. Jim O’Connor in WV,
was co-composer of May I Never Boast, the
Steubenville Youth Conference Theme Song in 1980!!!
One year, after I began recording this CD, I learned about
the ministry of ChristLife, where people are introduced to
Jesus! Very interesting, I thought, that I would be
inspired to do a CD of music with the same theme. So as I
proceed, I have no idea how God intends to use the music
on IT IS JESUS! I just have to follow His lead,
plant the seed and let Him do the rest. As one song. Our
Part, says,from St. Jerome’s words.....It is our
part “to make a beginning, His to bring it to completion.
Ours to offer what we can, His to finish what we
cannot.” And my response to St. Jerome….”So we
seek, we begin, we offer what we can!”
Come join me………
1 It Is Jesus -Wondering, questioning… Who is He?
2 I Saw One -His rule is eternal and He died for
3 Gentlest Shepherd -He looks for me?
4 Take Me, Make Me -I’m coming Jesus.
5 King of Love -He rejoices over me!!!
6 Names -I begin to know God in new ways.
7 Stir Up Our Hearts -I need Him, to go forth in
8 By Your Holy Cross -Seeing the cross’ power leads me
9 Touch Us Now -Healing and mercy leads me to more
10 Before -He is the most important
part of my life.
11 Christ Will Guard -I am His, He guards me for heaven.
12 May I Never Boast -I will share my story, empowered,
for His glory.
13 Beatitudes -I will live my life and serve as a
14 Spirit, Rest on Them -I will pray for others.
15 Look on Jesus -I will love others as He loves me.
16 Our Part -I will seek, begin and do what I can.
17 He Came in History -I will believe in, live for and
Come, Shout, Dance!
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Found Standing CD
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THE MAKING OF BE FOUND STANDING
My eyes weren’t yet open one morning in July,
2010, as I began praying for our country, and that
prayer welled up in my heart, inspired by God’s Holy
Spirit and Change the Hearts was born! I wrote the
song sitting there on the edge of the bed, the song
being downloaded, as it were, onto paper and I sat there
in awe at the end, having heard it first! WOW….I wanted
to use it and did, part of it that is, in my parish that
summer. Then in June, 2011, as I was thinking and
praying for Israel,We Bless You, Israel was
I have composed hundreds of songs and
here I was with songs I was beginning to feel were for
our country – for America. As time and prayers continued
for our country and Israel, God’s Spirit nudged me and
Glenn Beck’s encouragement to his GBTV audience to “use
your gifts” sparked something in my soul. Then in his
program of Oct. 13, 2011, he ended his monologue with
words he said he felt he heard……”and sing songs!” I
laughed out loud at how God was, at that very moment,
confirming what I was sensing in my heart…….to record a
CD for the USA!!
I remember being at a meeting,
concentrating on what was going on but a song title came
to mind! Back
to focusing on what was going on….but then another
“beep” from the Holy Spirit and another song title. This
happened several more times!
After I got home I tried to remember the songs and
realized there was a theme. As this theme took shape
from that Fall, until I finished recording in
May, 2012, the Holy Spirit was right there. With new
music, some songs I’d previously written and recorded,
Susan Potvins’s Stand
For Life and
The Battle Hymn of the Republic, a CD for
the country came together……….BE FOUND STANDING
The night before I recorded the song,
We Bless You, Israel, I sang it to a Messianic
Jewish friend of mine, Annette Baber, in Illinois, who
loved it! We
had a wonderful conversation after she received the
finished CD (which she also loved) and at the end she
prayed a blessing on me, the CD, my ministry and family.
I saw the CD front in my mind, drew it
on paper, and Mike Ofca did the graphics.
Mike runs Innovation Studios in Steubenville, Ohio, and
BE FOUND STANDING is my tenth CD that we have
done. I say “we” because I have been given a gift from
God in Mike. His talent and musicianship, producing and
engineering gifts have added flesh to the bones of my
melodies! Though our viewpoints differ on some things, I am convinced
that God is more than able to use anyone of us for His
purposes! I love seeing what God can do with a few
loaves and fishes!
And that’s what I feel like He's done since that
simple prayer 2 years ago.
SO LET US SING SONGS that encourage
….to stand with a deeper faith and love of
….to stand while remembering God’s works
….to stand in prayer and loving service
with Israel and all people (5,6,7)
….to stand together, without fear, trusting
in God’s power and faithfulness as we work to bring
forth the Kingdom of God (8,9,10,11,12,13,14)
IT IS MY PRAYER THAT GOD BE HONORED HERE,
THAT THIS GREAT COUNTRY OF OURS TURN BACK TO HIM, WALK
IN TRUTH AND LOVE, AND THAT ALL FAITH-FILLED BELIEVERS
BE STRENGTHENED TO ………..BE FOUND
"Now Your Love I See" New music
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THE STORY OF NOW YOUR LOVE I SEE
As I recorded my music over the last 5
years, I was struck by some songs as being (I thought)
very appropriate for women who have had abortions. The
desire grew and so, when Mike Ofca my good friend,
musician and producer of my music asked if there was
something I wanted to do after finishing the SHOW YOUR
POWER CD in Aug., 2010, I realized I had already recorded
a good amount of music to compile onto a CD for
post-abortion ministry. So I have put together this
CD, with 15 songs, 13 of which are on other CDs although
we did make some musical changes in some of the
NOW YOUR LOVE I SEE (the song) I wrote in 1979!!! And
probably a lot of you reading this were many years from
being born!!! As I looked at the words of the song a few
years back, it struck me that with minor word changes it
could be the child who is singing from heaven. Who
would have thought that 30 years after the original song
was written, new words would minister to women in the new
millennium?!!! God never ceases to amaze me!
FOOTPRINTS ON MY HEART was in my head one morning in
April, 2011 when I woke up. And with my eyes still shut, I
saw a heart with the little 10 week pre-born footprints on
I know without a doubt that God has inspired all of these
songs.He has shown me that He wants to use Mike and me and
our instruments of music-making to bring life and healing
to a new group of people whom we have not thus far
touched. I am humbled as I see how He is working in
and through us. As we were finishing this project, Mike
had to call someone across the country about something
totally unrelated to what we were doing, and she “just so
happened” to be working in post-abortion ministry…..Mike
had no idea…….God did !! Praise His Name!
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