This is an album that does what it says on the tin. The quality of musicianship is everything you would expect with musicians like Nicki Rogers and Eoghan Heaslip involved and the songs are very much in the genre of today’s contemporary worship.The creators, I believe, are genuinely seeking to bring glory to God, and songs such as ‘Answer for the World’ and ‘King Over All’, do just that. As a whole it doesn’t break any boundaries or set any new records, but if you like this kind of worship, and there are hundreds of thousands of people who do, then I have no doubt you will be blessed by listening to it. However, while middle-class, middle England will love it (and there’s nothing wrong with that) I am desperate for something new, exciting and innovative. Pray for new hymn writers of the calibre of Isaac Watts, John Newton and Charles Wesley to be raised up where the bland will no longer lead the bland, but people will be strangely warmed by what they hear. Amen? HIGH: Always Faithful’ by Nicole Brown – a beautiful, strong and yet tender lyric.
LOW: This record sounds safe, comfortable and generic.