Grace Chapel Worship - So Loved

Published Sunday 21st May 2017
Grace Chapel Worship - So Loved
Grace Chapel Worship - So Loved

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 163011-24415
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Stephen Curry

This is the first full album and live recording from the Tennessee-based 6,000 strong Grace Chapel congregation. Produced by the experienced Ian Eskelin (Kutless, Francesca Battistelli) this is a set of new songs showcasing the talent and passion of the community located near to Music City, USA. The 12 songs have been penned by nine different songwriters and led by a mix of singers. The effervescent hymn "Crown Him (Forever)" is given the now almost mandatory new twist and the new hymn "Greater Still" provides an engaging melody. The driving "My Victory" rouses the live audience to a united crescendo of "Now I'm free/Jesus I'm free indeed" and the slower and intimate "The Table" exhorts us to come to God's communion table and sung by Alisa Childers (once of the CCM hitmakers ZOEgirl). A bonus is the appearance of another '90s CCM artist Amy Morriss (Lowry) on the standout rousing ballad "Redeemed". In a marketplace full of mega church worship offerings it is difficult to predict how far this project will reach the wider church. Nonetheless it presents an impactful set of new hymn-like songs.

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.

Interested in reviewing music? Find out more here.

Be the first to comment on this article

We welcome your opinions but libellous and abusive comments are not allowed.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. By clicking 'Send comment' you consent to Cross Rhythms storing and processing your personal data. For more information about how we care for your data please see our privacy policy.