Terry MacAlmon - You're My Glory: Live Worship

Wednesday 13th July 2005
Terry MacAlmon - You're My Glory: Live Worship
Terry MacAlmon - You're My Glory: Live Worship

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 12776-2251
LABEL: Terry MacAlmon Ministries 33902
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Paul Poulton

This is Terry's brand of steady open worship, those who need rest are encouraged to find it praising God. The opener "Made Me Glad" is sung strangely slow, but moves on regardless to climatic strings which stir the soul whether you like it or not, big sound. Last line repeated very slow to let everyone know it's the end of the song. Well, it is a live CD so I suppose people need to know when the end of the song comes or they might be there singing it all night. But wait, what's that, it's not in fact the end of the song, it was a false ending, the chorus is sung again even slower than the slow last line. Maybe Terry should release a series entitled "Now That's What I Call Slow". The slowness continues with a piano link into the next song "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus", which is a slow song but thankfully not dreary, despite the sweeping piano arpeggios (I thought he wouldn't be able to resist them). Terry has an endearing way of encouraging the crowd to join him in his piano-based praise. You need a certain amount of stamina to stay with the deliberate and measured tempo of these songs. (A nicer phrase might be "the simplicity of these songs," but I'm not sure it's the right one.) The live orchestra soars at the appropriate moments and female backing vocals add vitality and interest. Terry has a formula and he's sticking with it, people like him so that's that. It is certainly unadulterated praise to God.

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Product Description
For Thou, O Lord, are a shield for me
My glory and the lifter of my head.
This brand new album from Terry MacAlmon offers a refreshing and uplifting time of spirit- filled worship. Recorded live at last year's Pikes Peak Worship Festival, Terry's prayer is that 'you will sense the ministry from the Lord as well as to the Lord, and that He will be your glory and the lifter of your head.'
Includes: 'To See Your Face, I Exalt Thee, Made Me Glad'.

Reader Comments

Posted by Tony Cutty in Devon @ 16:44 on Aug 3 2017

This my favourite Terry MacAlmon CD. Most CDs have at least one outstanding track; this one has four. The gorgeous Lynn DeShazo number, 'Praise Him', the beautiful 'To See Your Face', the majestic and breathtaking rendition of the classic Reginald Heber hymn, 'Holy, Holy, Holy'. But the best of all is the the title track, 'You're My Glory', in which there's a spine-tingling vocal solo by Liz Gustafson. As with all of Terry's CDs (and his mucic in general), you're taken 'right there' into the Presence of God, into healing, deep worship and intimacy; Terry's leading style tends to do this to me. Absolutely brilliant.

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