Keswick - Power To Change: Live Worship From The Keswick Convention 2016
STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 163300-24801 LABEL: Elevation ELE2178D FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2016-10-28 RRP: £12.99
Reviewed by Stella Redburn
Here we have strong modern hymns sung by worship leaders who know exactly what they are doing as they minister at the 141st Keswick Convention. Stuart Townend often leans towards a Celtic sound and here he brings us three brand new songs featuring his amazing whistle player Bob McKay who lifts the songs out of four-square into inspired. Stuart's "May The Peoples Praise You" does exactly what a new hymn should: it gives sound teaching in a catchy musical framework within everybody's grasp. Anthemic modern hymns are rather the stock in trade of Keswick, of course, and they do it so well. Colin Webster is brilliant at breathing new life into old hymnody. He does it here with his new offering "Come Thou Fount (Jesus Fount)" and a fresh take on "Amazing Grace" to the tune of "Auld Lang Syne". Other favourites are the powerful "Good Good Father" and the gorgeous "Agnus Dei" by Michael W Smith, here led by Steve James. A good Keswick and a good album.
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Powerful worship and bible teaching have been distinguishing marks of the Keswick Convention and this CD shares with us the best moments of praise and worship from this year’s meetings.
The album features Steve James, Stuart Townend and Colin Webster, and includes the popular "Good Good Father", classic liturgical hymn "Agnus Dei", and a unique rendition of "Amazing Grace" to the tune of Auld Lang Syne.