I’ve been involved in worship ministry for over 20 years when evaluating worship songs the first thing I look at are the lyrics. If there is no solid Biblical message or a focus on worshipping God then there’s no point in the song. Overall, the songs on this CD contain solid lyrics. The only song I had an issue with was the title song, Our God Comes. They sing a phrase, “Our God comes He will not keep silent, He will not allow injustice over us.” We are seeing churches being attacked and Christians killed in many places around the world, in a sense that is an injustice, of course, ultimately as Christians we win, man can only kill the body. That’s really the only issue with the lyrics and based on the other lyrics I don’t think the writer was being flippant in his theology.
The second thing I look at is sing-ability of songs. If the only people who can sing the songs are the worship team then it’s a concert not worship. The primary leader was a tenor which meant the songs were a little high for me as an alto, but the songs can probably have a key change to help everyone sing them. Unfortunately, the songs aren’t available on CCLI yet so I couldn’t review the sheet music. The songs are all singable with melodies that are catchy and engaging. The songs also vary in tempos and the group uses both guitar driven and piano driven songs.
The final thing I look at is whether the songs will fit with my congregation. In other words, will the style of the songs be something the congregation will enjoy. Overall these songs would fit your younger congregations, under 40. However, some of the songs, like Wonderful Counselor, would work for just about any congregation.
Disclaimer: I would like to thank B&B Media for the opportunity to review this worship CD. I was under no obligation to give anything other than my honest opinion.
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