STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 170122-26944 LABEL: Integrity Music 0000768713228 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2018-07-27 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Richard Dawson
Here Be Lions is a worship collective based in Nashville, Tennessee. "Wildfire" starts the album strongly with a song crying out for God's Spirit to spread like wildfire. A big anthem to get things going which I could also see working acoustically. "Belong To You" is all about us belonging to a God who loves us and that this truth is more powerful than an Enemy who tries to "take all I am and all I have." "Encounter" is a song that cries out for the Holy Spirit to fall on us so that we may have an encounter with him while "Miracles" comes across as a real prayer - crying out to the God who does the impossible and holding onto the promises of him and his death defying power. 'Only A Holy God' comes across as a well-produced album and if you are blessed by live worship projects at large scale meetings this won't disappoint you. If, however, you are looking for something which breaks new ground musically, this isn't the album for you.
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Here Be Lions is a ministry collective focused on discipleship, music and community.
The worship team, led by Dustin Smith (God Who Moves The Mountains, Miracles), aims to create music that welcomes the power and presence of God in expectation of a supernatural move of the Father to bring salvation, healing and restoration.
For their 11-track label debut: Only A Holy God, Here Be Lions delivers songs of reverence and praise written around the character of God and the forgiveness and wholeness found in Jesus.
Writers include Dustin Smith, members of the HBL team and guest writers Stu G (Delirious?), Joshua Silverberg (The Belonging), Chris Quilala (Jesus Culture) and Jacob Sooter (Bethel).
The collective takes it's name from the old mapping tradition in which explorers marked unknown, dangerous territory with a symbol and the phrase Here Be Lions. Originally meant as a warning, the phrase has become a call for the Here Be Lions collective to advance God's kingdom, authority and order.