Chris Tomlin - How Great Is Our God: The Essential Collection

Published Thursday 18th July 2013
Chris Tomlin - How Great Is Our God: The Essential Collection
Chris Tomlin - How Great Is Our God: The Essential Collection

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 119724-20556
LABEL: EMI Christian Music Group 5099994636420
RELEASE DATE: 2011-11-10
RRP: £13.00

Reviewed by A T Bradford

This 'best-of' offering covers many of Tomlin's standout songs such as "Our God", "Forever" and "Famous One". The album's musicianship is augmented by highly competent percussion from Travis Nunn on "Indescribable", linking seamlessly with Jesse Reeves' bass guitar. "Amazing Grace" features Tomlin's powerful additional chorus "And like a flood his mercy reigns, unending love amazing grace". "We Fall Down" is another exemplary number, featuring fine guitar-work from Daniel Carson beautifully complemented by Matt Gilder's keys. Good though the messages usually are, theology is not always a modern worship leader's strongest point. For example, "Jesus Messiah" repeats the unfortunate notion that Jesus became sin, missing Paul's double use and double meaning of "hamartia" (sin and sin-offering) as recently explained in the writings of Professor N T Wright. The CD also features a live track, "God Of This City", recorded at America's Passion Conference (Tomlin is currently worship leader at Passion City Church in Georgia, USA). Chris Tomlin needs no introduction to the English speaking world of worship material; this album introduces "How Great is Our God" to nine other languages within the international community of believers.

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Product Description

As one of the most-sung artists in the Church, Chris Tomlin writes music that connects people to the heart of Jesus and leads them to a greater worship of him. After six studio albums and numerous appearances on Passion live worship albums, Chris releases his first-ever greatest hits collection with How Great is Our God: The Essential Collection. Of the 14 songs on the album, 3 are all-new recordings of classic Tomlin worship songs. Included is a new recording of the #1 song How Great Is Our God, which features guest appearances from renowned international worship leaders, singing parts of the song in their native language.

Reader Comments

Posted by Don in state of Delaware @ 16:24 on Mar 21 2019

Awesome collection by top songwriter of the most
beautiful worship and praise songs of today.
Chris writes the songs that lift the spirit, you have to
just sing along and offer worship and praise to GOD!
"Our GOD" ignites the soul within,what happens to
the individual during this song, who can describe it!
"The Wonderful Cross" is another that reaches deep
within, what this song does to the inner being is indescribable. Thank you Chris and Matt for this song!
Which leads me to "Indescribable" from 2004, amazing GOD, who calls every star by name! Who is
not fascinated by the sky field night of stars.
When I saw Chris' live performance of "Amazing Grace
(my chains are gone) from 2006, I was in awe. I was captured by the additional words, truth in song!
"How Great is Our GOD" will be his well known praise and worship anthem. Let all the earth rejoice!!!
This is the cd to have to wake up the spirit if it should
be lying dormant within; every believer needs this cd.
thank you chris, you are so blessed and talented.
GOD Bless! - Don

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