Mary Johnston - Let Me In

Sunday 1st October 2000
Mary Johnston - Let Me In
Mary Johnston - Let Me In

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 5 5 5 5 5
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 2440-27030
LABEL: Independent
RRP: £13.99

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Irish singer/songwriter Mary Johnston was delivered from the Scientology cult in 1994 through the intervention of her family. Filled with questions, Mary found faith in Christ and the healing she needed and as part of that process, God gave her the 12 songs recorded on this album. Deeply personal though these songs may be, they also have the lyrical content to minister to others. For example "You Found Me" celebrated the fact that even before we knew Him, God saw our hurts. Highlights include the Gaelic textured "In The Palm Of Your Hand" and the dramatic piano ballad "The Shepherd's Heart". The gentle "Wait On The Lord" and "More Of Jesus" are both simple and effective ballads. There are weaknesses here, not least the fact that this is low budget and the arrangements are a little lacking creatively and occasionally Ms Johnston's voice doesn't quite deliver. However, there is no doubting the power of her testimony of a life changing encounter with Christ.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. If You Only Knew Him [Listen]
2. You Found Me [Listen]
3. My First Love [Listen]
4. Let Me In [Listen]
5. I Groci Do Bhoise [Listen]
6. All About You, Jesus [Listen]
7. One More Minute [Listen]
8. The Shepherd's Heart [Listen]
9. Alive [Listen]
10. Wait On The Lord [Listen]
11. Only Believe [Listen]
12. More Of Jesus [Listen]

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