Mark Hargrave | Footprints in the Sand

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Footprints in the Sand

by Mark Hargrave

Like an artist before his easel, Mark paints pictures with his songs; these musical "paintings" reflect his intimate relationship with Jesus, emerging from the depth of this relationship full of life and compassion. Experience his art...
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Trust in the Lord
4:50 $0.99
2. Song of Francis
5:27 $0.99
3. My Dwelling Place
5:03 $0.99
4. Through the Eyes of God
4:02 $0.99
5. Footprints in the Sand
6:07 $0.99
6. Embraced
4:08 $0.99
7. Take My Hand
5:06 $0.99
8. Wait Upon the Lord
4:29 $0.99
9. In the Stillness
4:49 $0.99
10. A Clean Heart
6:00 $0.99
11. Come Unto Me
4:15 $0.99
12. Psalm 27
4:17 $0.99
13. The Lord's Prayer
3:31 $0.99
14. The Blessing
1:49 $0.99
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Album Notes
Note: The title song "Footprints in the Sand" is based on popular "Footprints" poem.

Mark's Bio:
Mark Ellis Hargrave was born April 12, 1956 to Ellis and Florence Hargrave in the small Cajun town of New Iberia, Louisiana. Fifteen minutes before Mark's birth, his twin sister Melinda was born. He also has an older sister named Jackie. Mark was diagonsed at birth with a heart condition called "Aortic Stenosis" which limit his involvement in sport activities as a young boy. Mark believes that God always has a plan and this limitation allowed him to get involved in other activities such as joining the school Band, Chorus, and taking piano lessons.

God's plan began to unfold in Mark's life when at the age of 15 he began writing songs and also teaching himself to play the guitar. Music became a joy in his life and His strong faith became his inspiration. Two years later he attended his first Christian concert by a group called "The Dameans". It was after that concert Mark felt in his heart the Lord calling him to music ministry in the Catholic Church. That very same year he started the first youth choir and children's choir at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in New Iberia. Mark went on to serve the community by organizing choirs at neighboring churches.

One of Mark's achievements was an "excellent rating" award given by NALR Catholic Publishing, now Oregon Catholic Press, for his song writing. He was also given the opportunity to write the theme song for the 1985 Catholic Youth Conference in Lafayette, Louisiana. Mark's most recent choir, SonLight, from St. Margaret Mary Church in Slidell, Louisiana, has recorded three albums under his direction. His lifelong dream has always been to record a solo album of his own compositions which was finally accomplished in August, 2002 with his CD entitled "Footprints in the Sand".

Some of Mark's earliest musical influences include John Michael Talbot, St. Louis Jesuits, Amy Grant, and the Maranatha Singers. He also grew up listening to artist like John Denver, The Carpenters, "Peter, Paul, and Mary", and "David Gates and Bread". Other musical influences came from his parents always having music playing in their home. Mark would sit for hours listening to the radio and figuring out the harmonies to various songs. He would often fall asleep at night listening to music playing on his stereo. The main instrument Mark now plays is the guitar which includes a Guild DV52 acoustic guitar and a Takimine Classical guitar.



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Stacey Boudreaux

What a gem of a tool for spiritual witnessing!
I liken this CD to a baby's lullaby. These song's are lubbabies that help me in spiritual rest in God. I find myself putting the CD in my player......selecting the repeat option and going away in continuous prayer and presence with God. All day. Everyday.
Being a musician myself, I can say that this CD is mixed soundly and eloquently. I challange christians to let Mark take you away with his soft gentle words of wisdom and encouragement "lifted on high" with sharp guitar work and the ever so light flute delights!
Job well done.

Peter Richards

Footprints in the Sand
An excellent song and inspired artist!


Joy amidst the Sorrow!
I recently lost a close father figure in my life. I was full of grief and seeking a unique way to bring comfort to his widow. I felt completely unable to offer what I myself still lacked--peace and comfort in the pain of the moment. A friend found Mark's song, The Blessing, on You Tube and sent it to me with an encouraging message. It was like a hug from God. For whatever reason, it was exactly what I needed at that precise moment! I found Mark's website and ordered two CD's, one for newly widowed friend, and one for myself. Both of us had found a "hug from God" and "peace amidst the turmoil and grief" through Mark's heartfelt renditions. Thank you, Mark!

Randy Conrad

Instead of Footprints in the Sand...I found the arms of Jesus!
I was searching for a song that would portray the poem of "Footprints in the Sand" To soon find out later that I actually found the arms of Jesus! I was tremendously blessed and overwhelmed by the crisp clean heart and voice of Mark Hargrave and his willingness to serve others and our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!!! Thanks Mark!!!! Footprints in the Sand is a must in your music library!!!


Music embraces you with God's love, tender care and peace.
Mark's music tell not of God, but rather emanates from his obvious relationship with God. The whole CD is a prayer set to music. The music embraces you with God's love, tender care and peace.


The whole CD is a prayer set to music.
Mark's music tell not of God, but rather emanates from his obvious
relationship with God. The whole CD is a prayer set to music. The
music embraces you with God's love, tender care and peace.

Gloria Goh

Footprints in the Sand
This cd ministered to me when I had cancer in 2005 and still does whenever I feel down as I was treated last month of a growth in my lung. .I have bought about 30-40 cds and have given them to anyone who has a need especially to cancer sufferers. I give only when I am led by the Spirit.Many are touched by the lyrics Thank you Mark for producing this much anointed cd.


I felt a peace come over me and God's presence...
Before I started listening, I felt stressed out from all the running around, never seeming to have enough time to do everything I need (or think I need) to do. But, as I listen to the music and words, I felt a peace come over me and God's presence right next to me.