Chris Bowater - Simply... Chris Bowater: Time For Tears

Published Thursday 20th January 2005
Chris Bowater - Simply... Chris Bowater: Time For Tears
Chris Bowater - Simply... Chris Bowater: Time For Tears

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 12457-1592
LABEL: Kingsway KMCD2605
RELEASE DATE: 2005-01-21
RRP: £16.99

Reviewed by Brian Edgeley

This three CD 40-song package from Kingsway represents a substantial part of our Christian inheritance over the last 20 years. The collection offers many of the songs that have become classics in the Church over that time. "Reign In Me", "Holy Spirit We Welcome You", "Lamb Of God" and "Wholly Available" are all here - again. Bowater is an excellent pianist and prolific writer and his songs have touched millions of people the world over. There are a few songs that are not written by the Lincoln songsmith and it just goes to show how God can use one man to influence his church in worship. Personally I do not like the genre of the music, its MOR style angles toward American church choirs or studio choirs and at that point my brain switches off. However, the overriding merit of this album is the sheer power of the songs; the lyrics are so intimate that they bring you into the presence of the Father, through the Son and in the power of the Holy Spirit. One small point is that on Gracenote, the online CD database; CD two's track listing is incorrect! If you've worn out your original Bowater albums, you may want this reissue.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Here We Are (In Your Prescence) [Listen]
2. Holy Spirit We Welcome You [Listen]
3. In Your Prescence [Listen]
4. Reign In Me [Listen]
5. Do Something New Lord [Listen]
6. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus [Listen]
7. Lamb Of God [Listen]
8. Time For Tears [Listen]
9. Here I Am [Listen]
10. Selah - Listening (Matthew 13-16) [Listen]
11. Come Aside [Listen]
12. My Grace Is Sufficient [Listen]
13. God Of Grace [Listen]
14. My Spirit Adores You [Listen]
15. Holy One [Listen]
16. In The Beauty Of Holiness-Holy One [Listen]
17. May Our Worship Be As Fragrance (A Living Sacrifice) [Listen]
18. Sweet Will Of God [Listen]
19. Touch My Lips With Holy Fire [Listen]
20. Faithful God [Listen]
21. Under The Shadow Of Your Wings-Better Is One Day [Listen]
22. Just The Mention Of Your Name [Listen]
23. Mighty God [Listen]
24. The Lord Has Chosen Zion-The Lord Has Led Forth His People With Joy [Listen]
25. Going Through The Motions (The Altar Of The Lord Is Broken Down) [Listen]
26. This Is A Mystery (Let The Bride Say Come) [Listen]
27. There's A Call To Holy Passion (Holy Passion) [Listen]
28. All Consuming All Embracing (All Consuming Fire) [Listen]
29. Above All [Listen]
30. Light Of The World (Here I Am To Worship) [Listen]
31. Catch The Fire (Heartbeat) [Listen]
32. I Will Bless The Lord Forever (Made Me Glad) [Listen]
33. Here In The Presence (I Stand In The Presence Of The Lord) [Listen]
34. Our Passion Is For You [Listen]
35. And We Say More Lord [Listen]
36. I Need You [Listen]
37. Thank You For The Cross Lord (Worthy Is The Lamb) [Listen]
38. Jesus I Love You [Listen]
39. You've Chosen The Foolish (Vessels Made Of Clay) [Listen]
40. We're Here For The Harvest [Listen]
41. We Bow Down [Listen]

This track data is supplied by the Cross Rhythms CD/DVD review library. Please note that CD tracks may vary according to release region or product version.

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