STYLE: Messianic RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 19875-19210 LABEL: Galilee Of The Nations 000768391228 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Samuel Parker
Continuing to focus on God's love for Israel, Messianic worship leader Karen Davis' 'Israel My Beloved' presents a predominantly ambient collection of songs which are ideal for facilitating a session of meditative worship. Sweeping electronics, moody guitar riffs and Rhodes synths are just a few of the sounds accompanying Karen's vocals throughout the album creating a very relaxing atmosphere for the listener. Nevertheless, each track, with the exception of "Awake You Who Sleep" and the title track which adopt a more upbeat tempo and a varied arrangement, lacks individuality as each appears almost identical in style and lyrical approach to the other. This is slightly disappointing in contrast to Davis' previous album 'Sar Shalom: Breakthrough From The Land Of Israel' which has much more variation in tempo and instrumental arrangement throughout its 13 songs.
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Featuring worship leader Karen Davis from the Land of Israel and recorded in both English and Hebrew, this album calls the listener to experience the love and spiritual longing that the Bridegroom has for His Bride.
Israel, My Beloved: Songs From The Secret Place, draws the beliver into the shelter of the Almighty, that intimate place, where we seek Him with unveiled face, and say of the Lord, "He is my refuge, my God in whom I trust."
Karen Davis is the worship leader at Kehilat HaCarmel (Carmel Assembly) a Messianic Congregation located at the top of Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel.