Hosanna! Music with Eric Nuzum - The Smithton Outpouring: Revival From The Heartland

Wednesday 1st December 1999
Hosanna! Music with Eric Nuzum - The Smithton Outpouring: Revival From The Heartland
Hosanna! Music with Eric Nuzum - The Smithton Outpouring: Revival From The Heartland

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Hosanna! Music 15722
RRP: £7.99

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Smithton Community Church in Missouri has been experiencing a revival with nearly a quarter of a million visitors coming to be blessed by God. So you'd think that an album that comes from within that revival would be something a bit special wouldn't you? You'd think it would give a taste of what was happening there, would you not? Unfortunately, that's not what's happening here. Sure you get local worship leader Eric Nuzum, but rather than the church's own worship group who, let's face it, are the guys on the front line, Hosanna choose to import their own guys and hold a worship service in the church. So you get the likes of Lenny Leblanc, Don Moen, Lincoln Brewster and Darrell-Evans and the Hosanna Choir larging it. Truth be told, this is a hot worship album something akin to the live recording of Darrel! Evans or just about every other recent Hosanna album. Smooth, well-produced worship, great musicianship, plenty of the crowd and choir going wild. This is slick stuff and songs like Nuzum's "Fire In The House" and pseudo messianic "Revival Is In The Land" and Evans' "Undignified" are certainly great songs and well-executed. You gel the kick of Lynne deShazo's "Stand Up And Give Him The Praise" with horn section blasting, before the second half dies off into a series of intimate ballady type songs, giving Nuzum the opportunity to have three more of his songs delivered by the all-star band. This is okay as a worship album but it isn't the sound of the Smithton outpouring which is a great shame. I feel a little conned.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Prepare The Way [Listen]
2. Fire In The House [Listen]
3. Revival Is In The Land [Listen]
4. God Is Now Reviving His People [Listen]
5. Undignified [Listen]
6. Stand Up And Give Him The Praise [Listen]
7. Return To The Lord [Listen]
8. I Want To Know You More [Listen]
9. Healing Waters [Listen]
10. Redeemer, Saviour, Friend [Listen]
11. I Will Never Be [Listen]
12. More Of You, Lord [Listen]
13. You Have Called Me [Listen]

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Product Description
The new Worship With Integrity series is one of our classic worship CDs re-packaged that provide anointed worship helping us glorify God and enter in his presence.
Join worship leader Eric Nuzum Thomason leads a congregation at Smithton Community Church during a revival.

Reader Comments

Posted by Mumu in Dallas, TX @ 06:18 on Apr 3 2009

This CD has blessed my household. The lyrics in the praise and worship songs will definately invite God's Shekinah Glory into your home. I love this CD and I listen to it every week! The last two songs cannot play without tears runing down my cheeks...this will make you hunger and thirst after Him, our Lord and Savior. God Bless this Worship Team and May God bless whomever blesses this ministry!

Posted by Ben Paul Jr in Ghana-West Africa @ 16:35 on May 10 2008

Let's continue to join hands and heart in prayer for the manifestaion of the glory of God's will as the waters cover the seas

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