Jonathan David & Melissa Helser - Beautiful Surrender

Published Wednesday 20th December 2017
Jonathan David & Melissa Helser - Beautiful Surrender
Jonathan David & Melissa Helser - Beautiful Surrender

STYLE: Pop
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 160724-25855
LABEL: Bethel Music 0707470578632
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2016-09-30
RRP: £9.98


Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Of the hundreds of thousands of modern worship songs bombarding the world Church only a handful get the widest possible circulation. Now, as we all know, this difficult feat has been achieved by the husband and wife duo from North Carolina with their classic "No Longer Slaves" (first heard on Bethel Music's 'We Will Not Be Shaken' album). The bonus track "Radio Remix" of their gem is, not surprisingly, the absolute standout of 'Beautiful Surrender' and every time one hears Melissa's soulful entrance into the song halfway through one is powerfully impacted by the wonderful reminder that the chains of our bondage have been broken. Although there isn't quite another song or performance on this album quite up to those epic heights, the title track, the beautiful "So Much Grace" and the powerful "Outrageous Love" all demonstrate that the worshipping Church has in these two servants an inspiring couple of songsmiths and worship leaders.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Beautiful Surrender [Listen]
2. You Came (Lazarus) [Listen]
3. Find Me [Listen]
4. Outrageous Love [Listen]
5. Strength [Listen]
6. The Gospel [Listen]
7. So Much Grace [Listen]
8. Beautiful Jesus [Listen]
9. First Love [Listen]
10. Abba (Arms Of A Father) [Listen]
11. Catch The Wind [Listen]
12. No Longer Slaves Radio Remix [Listen]

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Product Description
Worship leaders and songwriters Jonathan David & Melissa Helser present their 5th album and 3rd studio album release with Beautiful Surrender, their first studio release with Bethel Music, and its overarching message is a vibrant response to their last release On the Shores. The husband-and-wife duo shared equally in the writing process for this project, and the authenticity of their connection permeates these songs, as lead vocals alternate and harmonies interchange throughout. Accompanying the Helser’s with crafted instrumentation is their band, The Cageless Birds. Through this intentional tapestry of original songs, the Helser’s seek to convey that the further we walk with Jesus, ‘surrender’ becomes a willful response rather than a heavy task. Just as Jesus lived on the earth with no resistance toward God the Father, these tracks personify ‘surrender’ with a joyful and confident energy, reminding listeners that ‘surrender’ is not burdensome, but instead a posture motivated by love. Beautiful Surrender invites listeners to recognize God’s loving presence and respond with fresh passion.

Tracklist
1. Beautiful Surrender
2. Arms Of Love
3. Catch The Wind
4. Find Me
5. Lazarus
6. Mountain High
7. Outrageous Love
8. Changes Me
9. First Love
10. Beautiful Jesus
11. Fire In Your Eyes
12. Fear To Faith
13. Widow’s Jar
14. No Longer Slaves (Radio Version)

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