October 28, 2021

The Old Paths Release ‘Every Story Whispers His Name’

For their latest release, Sonlite Records’ Southern Gospel hitmakers, The Old Paths, offer a stirring testimonial to the glory of God’s Word in “Every Story Whispers His Name.” The song was produced by the acclaimed Roger Talley—written by the quartet of Debbie L. Davis, Bernadette Negus, Val Dacus and Gene Ezell—signals its meditative nature from the hushed opening and restrained first verse, as lead singer Tim Rackley relates its simple, yet profound truth with a simple, yet vivid image.

For their latest release, Sonlite Records’ Southern Gospel hitmakers, The Old Paths, offer a stirring testimonial to the glory of God’s Word in “Every Story Whispers His Name.” The song was produced by the acclaimed Roger Talley—written by the quartet of Debbie L. Davis, Bernadette Negus, Val Dacus and Gene Ezell—signals its meditative nature from the hushed opening and restrained first verse, as lead singer Tim Rackley relates its simple, yet profound truth with a simple, yet vivid image.

I have seen how dark the dark is

In the valley of the shadow

When the colors on life’s pages turn to gray

But the author of compassion

Wrote a Book about His mercy

That says I’ll never have to be afraid

Fans are sure to appreciate the masterful arrangement that brings the quartet together amid a swell of strings for the song’s moving chorus, revealing how

Every word, every line

Every chapter in this life

Tells us all about the Father’s love and grace…

Every story whispers His name

And if there were any doubt about the meaning of the message, the swelling bridge that leads into a final chorus makes the point unmistakably clear:

If you’re looking for the answers to your problems

Just turn to His Word, ‘cause He’s already solved them

“Throughout life’s experiences the ups and downs God’s Word brings a comfort that only there can be found,” affirms Douglas Roark—like Rackley, a founding member of The Old Paths. “Every story whispers His name.”