Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Passion: Songs of Praise and Worship - #audio review

Who wants some new music??  How about the newest album Salvation's Tide Is Rising (releasing on January 29th) from the Passion Conference and sixstepsrecords/Capitol CMG?  Rooted in the confession of Isaiah 26:8, Passion exists to glorify God by uniting students in worship, prayer and justice for spiritual awakening in this generation.  From its start in 1995, the Passion Movement has had a singular mission--calling students from campuses across the nation and around the world to live for what matters most.  This yearly conference uses live worship music and teaching to encourage young people to live for the glory of God.  In 1998, Passion decided to document the musical portion of the annual conferences via live worship recordings -- raw, in-your-face praise songs with an alternative edge.

Track List:

1.  Salvation's Tide is Rising - Passion featuring Kristian Stanfill
2.  My Victory - Passion featuring Crowder
3.  Remember - Passion featuring Brett Younker & Melodie Malone
4.  God & God Alone - Passion featuring Chris Tomlin
5.  Simple Pursuit - Passion featuring Melodie Malone
6.  I Turn to Christ - Passion featuring Matt Redman
7.  Your Grace Amazes Me - Passion featuring Christy Nockels
8.  All We Sinners - Passion featuring Crowder
9.  Surrender - Passion featuring Jimi Cravity
10. Good Good Father - Passion featuring Kristian Stanfill

About Passion albums:

Since the first release in 1998, Passion albums have sold over 1.3 million units while introducing the church to worship songs like "Our God", "Holy Is The Lord", "How Great Is Our God", and "God Of This City".  Passion is coming off its best charting radio success in 5 years with the single "Even So Come", which went Top 5.

About The Passion Movement:

The Passion Movement and the messages of founder Louis Giglio have marked the lives of millions of people around the globe, calling people everywhere to live for the glory of God.  From its inception, the movement of Passion has birthed new anthems of worship, influencing countless churches and helping to define the current worship climate and establish artists Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill and others.  Louie Giglio is the pastor and founder of Passion City Church in Atlanta, GA.



I felt a range of emotions while listening to this cd...and they were all good.  I'm a big believer in the power of music.  When I am sad, music can commiserate.  When I am happy, music can double the joy.  When I am in need of motivation, music can get me going again.  Of course, depending on the intent of the musicians, music can build us up or, well, not.

Luckily for us, every single track on this cd is uplifting.  Yes, I cried some of the time, but it was a good, cleansing cry.  I felt that it was possible that I could obtain forgiveness for things that I have done wrong.

I grew up in a traditional church with traditional hymns played on a piano or organ.  There wasn't a lot of faster tempos, electronic equipment or other instruments.  Back then, I wouldn't have considered anything else as music appropriate for worship.

Oh boy, was I wrong!  I feel like these songs (and others like them) are services in and of themselves, helping us to feel God's presence ... and not just on a certain day at a certain time in a certain building.  God is everywhere at all times.  The songs on this cd can help you feel that with more certainty.


I received an e-copy of this cd from the music company via FlyBy Promotions in exchange for my objective review.

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