Renewal Music - Behold The Lamb: Songs For The New Millenium

Monday 1st June 1998
Renewal Music - Behold The Lamb: Songs For The New Millenium
Renewal Music - Behold The Lamb: Songs For The New Millenium

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Renewal 1142

Reviewed by Keith James

There's always room in the often crash-bang-wallup world of modem day Christian music for an album like this. Heavyweight connoisseurs of the contemporary genre will probably argue that the day for the tired concept of production line worship compilations like this one has long gone. Maybe I would have shared that view had I not actually heard this album. It won me over... 'Behold The Lamb" is remarkable if only for its starkness. Some songs appear to have a mere piano as accompaniment. Others are carried majestically by breathless vocal arrangements, ably tackled by Hosanna! veteran Don Harris. None of the songs particularly stand out. but that's chiefly because the album flows so well as an entity. Oft times, too little aforethought is given to the sequencing of tracks on albums, but not here. Each song blends effortlessly with the last and next. It's a delicious, warm and welcoming concoction that beautifully and gently ushers in the presence of God. You won't want to keep a copy of "Behold The Lamb' in your car. It lacks the presence to act as an accompaniment to a drive. It doesn't work as music either - too compelling to be listened to while you attempt your domestic chores. No; you really have to sit down and worship alongside this album. Actually, you probably won't have a choice.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Pam Sheperd in Woodstock, Vt. @ 16:07 on Feb 9 2009

Love 'CUP of LIFE" so much that would like to purchase "Behold the Lamb". How ?

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