Paul Wilbur - The Watchman

Published Tuesday 20th September 2005
Paul Wilbur - The Watchman
Paul Wilbur - The Watchman

STYLE: Messianic
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 12844-2404
LABEL: Hosanna 33402
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Brian Edgeley

Opening to the sound of the shofar, the traditional Jewish ram's horn, this album is filled with Jewish-style worship. Recorded live at Cornerstone Church in San Antonio on the anniversary of the Day of Atonement, or Yom Kippur, this work is the culmination of a period of songwriting and meditation on the covenant names of God; it is also a prophetic work declaring the goodness of God and his love-in-action for Jews and Gentiles alike. The dual track "Barauch Adonai/El Shaddai Medley" is a real foot-tapper and I can't help myself bouncing along on the chair as I write. Here the mastery of the violin played by David Davidson creates a firm Hebrew acoustic and the audience join as one in praise and worship of the Lord most high. For me this is the best track on the album. Wilbur must have been listening to the Australian band Men At Work when he planned the musical style of Bob Ayala's song "Shouts Of Joy" as it sounds just like the '80s song "We Come From A Land Down Under!" Pukka tucker! Before the final track the shofar sounds again as it segues into "Blow A Trumpet In Zion" which is another real foot-tapper with wonderfully meaningful lyrics. This album is a lovely work, which I am sure God enjoys and Wilbur's soul searching for his own Jewish heritage has paid off dividends.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Lord God Of Abraham [Listen]
2. Adonai [Listen]
3. O Shout For Joy [Listen]
4. Baruch Adonai-El Shaddai Medley [Listen]
5. Shout For Joy [Listen]
6. Shema [Listen]
7. Holy Holy Holy [Listen]
8. Worthy [Listen]
9. A Resting Place [Listen]
10. El Elyon [Listen]
11. Watchman [Listen]
12. The Day Of The Lord-Rejoice O Israel Medley [Listen]

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Product Description
Adonai, El Shaddai, Jehovah, El Elyon - the covenant names of God all give vital insights into God's character and nature.
Exalting the names of our Mighty God, anointed international worship leader Paul Wilbur draws on his Jewish heritage to bring this stirring time of worship with a powerful call to prayer and intercession. From the opening call of the shofar on 'Lord God of Abraham', and the joyful praise of 'Adonai' and 'O Shout for Joy', to the intimate worship of 'Holy Holy Holy' and 'Worthy', this is a significant album for the days in which we live.

Reader Comments

Posted by Balingah Mwenifumbo in Nottigham @ 11:00 on Nov 10 2010

Great music impressive way of worship ! am touched and inspired , like Mwenda Musonda my life is moved all the time l listen to Paul lead worship



Posted by Mwewa Musonda in Somerset ,Frome,UK @ 10:58 on Mar 6 2007

I would just like to encourage Paul and say your Music is one of a kind.I am touched in the deepest of places and Drawn with irrestible force to my maker when listenin to your music.
God bless you.



Posted by Jesse Crawford in Bronx, NY @ 17:21 on Dec 4 2006

Do you have the Watchman cd on dvd yet?


Reply by Robert Gould in Tulia, Texas USA @ 16:00 on Jun 23 2008

I too would love to have a dvd of The Watchman. I have called the Cornerstone Church, John Hagee, where it was recorded and they do not have it. I would appreciate any information on this dvd.

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