As far as the “new” stuff goes here are my thoughts:
Tomlin’s God of This City & Sing, Sing, Sing – I really appreciate God of This City. It’s anthematic and I like that Tomlin’s using someone else’s material. He did it with previous releases Awesome is the Lord and Indescribable and I imagine it’s so he stays fresh and dodging the rut bullet (unless that’s too late.) Sing, Sing, Sing isn’t as bad as Party but not his finest. It grows on me.
Christy’s Hosanna – If there are angels among us, one of them is Christy Nockels. My word, her voice is like butter! However, this is a song that proves my point of why guitar solos matter in worship. The bridge for me dies a bit. I don’t know if it’s because I know what United does there and it excites the bejezums out of me or what but I loose a bit when Christy’s not singing there.
Kristian’s Beautiful Jesus – At first I thought this would be a sappy love song just about Jesus and not Rachael, but it works. It’s the perfect prescription for a Praise and Worship song too! With acoustic, drums, and bass it’d be fine, with electric you’ve got all you need. It’s simple and great and full without all the extra hubub! Maybe the 1st one I do off this CD!!
Charlie’s Walk the World – I’d heard this one before at Thirsty so it wasn’t new but I have been waiting SO LONG for a copy of this song and I’m glad it’s here! I love Charlie’s new stuff! You Are God is basically new (if you don’t count the iTunes bundle) and these 2 songs are just perfect for me! I love them and love what Charlie and his band are doing!
Matt’s God of Our Yesterdays – Forgettable…I’m so sorry. I can’t make it all the way through. I just don’t get into it. I need to force myself I’m sure but it’s a big …ugh…to me. Probably the biggest let down of the CD. Dancing Generation has been just a great youth song that I love and Shine works wonders in the right situations but this one is…I don’t even know I can’t make it through it 😦
I’m sorry but I’m totally jonesing for more Crowder, more Fee, and more Stanfill on these Passion CDs. Even more of Charlie and Christy. I’m not sure why there was so few of that on this CD. I think you had at minimum 2 songs to cut: Dancing Generation and Amazing Grace to give us some of that. Even Let God Arise could have been left off. NOT that there’s anything wrong with any of those songs but it’d have been nice to get some more.
I’m at a loss this time though because I didn’t go to any of the events that this CD is supposed to capture. Maybe the songs I’m suggesting to cut really created those events. Regardless, it’s a good CD again done by the greatness of Passion. There are still many who don’t know of Passion and what’s going on and this CD is going to blow their minds…and I pray it does 🙂
Yes Lord, walking in the way of Your truth we wait eagerly for You. For Your name and Your renown are the desires of our heart!
The 26:8 declaration. May that be the end result of this CD.