STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 145957-21262 LABEL: FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2013-10-08
Reviewed by A T Bradford
The 10th album from the former CCM best seller builds upon his "personal, formal rededication of my life to Christ in 1998", a decision that has been working in him ever since and summed up by the heartfelt passion for belonging to Jesus that the title track embodies. "Rest In You" deploys an acoustic intro that gives way to vibrant electric guitar, percussion and some stirring lyrics ("Every moment, every minute/O God I know you're in it") while "Your River's Wide Enough" features understated piano. Crosse's theme of rededication re-emerges in "Waving A White Flag" ("The only difference this time, it's going to be your way not mine. . ./This game of tug-of-war is through") which fuses acoustic guitar and percussion. The standout "Working On A Building' explores church growth as "working on a Temple" just like the tekton Joseph who was Jesus' earthly father. The well-known Hillsong praise anthem "The Stand" reverberates with sensitive percussion and bass. With Crosse's characteristic blue-eyed soul style of singing bringing plenty of passion to the songs this is a strong and occasionally moving album.
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