Geron Davis - It Took A Lamb

Sunday 1st August 1999
Geron Davis - It Took A Lamb
Geron Davis - It Took A Lamb

RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: 14302
RRP: £15.31

Reviewed by Alan & Angeline Chesters

In the sleevenotes, the president of Integrity says that they "view life on earth, for those who love Jesus, as choir practice for heaven." The choir on this album, from Prestonwood Baptist Church, Dallas, is 400 strong and accompanied by a 60-piece orchestra. Most of the songs are newly written by worship leader Geron Davis and soloists include Randy Philips of Phillips, Craig & Dean. Jesus is central, from the opening "Jesus, You Are Welcome" through the 15 live tracks lasting 66 minutes. Geron not only links songs but during "We Sing Worthy" shares a family story. Personally, I prefer something less traditional that the general feel of this album but the production, with its additional studio recordings, is, as you would expect from the personnel involved, first class. My own favourite track is the title track, sung by Geron's wife, Becky.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Don in state of Delaware @ 18:42 on Oct 21 2011

I like the above writer's comments, even though they fall somewhat short of what should be written. This has got to be one of the best worship cds for the
90's era; by mid June 1999 it is released for sale. I have been listening to the music of Geron & Becky Davis since the 80's; the world has been blessed for a good 3 decades. Geron & Becky's vocals are so rich in quality and are touched with a bit of Heaven as they are heard in song. Becky sings the title song so wonderful as only she could, her best for GOD : She also sings lead on "KING of Kings, LORD of Lords". Geron sings lead on "When Anyone Looks at Me", another song that high lights this cd. Randy Phillips is a guest on this wonderful worship recording: he sings lead for his penned "Holy is the LAMB"; Geron has additional words for the song. I really enjoyed seeing Randy on gospel station programs as worship leader: and when he sang with his top trio ccm group
Phillips, Craig & Dean. Geron is a top notch song-
writer; so many artists have recorded his GOD-sent
songs: who could ever forget "Gentle Hands" by Truth, and the unforgettable "Holy Ground".
GOD Bless Geron & Becky................-Don

Posted by Paulette Ellis in Home: Huntington, WV @ 00:06 on Jul 29 2008

It has been many years since our music dept. and church experienced the complete works of "It Took a Lamb" but the annointed music has continued to bless our hearts still in 2008! In 43 years of directing church music I have never experienced a collection of music like "It Took a Lamb". Our books are ragged and worn but the message is as fresh as today. I truly thank God for using Geron Davis to spread His gospel through this great musical.

May God continue to bless you,
Paulette Ellis

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