The Worship File - For You: Songs Of Dedication And Commitment
STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 6050-5923 LABEL: ICC ICCD67030 FORMAT: CD Album RRP: £4.99
Reviewed by Tom Lennie
Here are 12 carefully chosen songs of "dedication and commitment", intended primarily as a thematic resource for worship leaders. The vast majority are less than two years old - and certainly most were new (and most welcome) to me - though Markin's gorgeous "I Will Bow At Your Feet" dates back to '96. Lead vocalists are, variously, Simon Goodall, Jill Mercer, Cathy Smith and Doug Walker - with three songs being Goodall's own. Three more come from Irish songsmith Eoghan Heaslip, though only "I Lose Control To You" appears on his debut CD - well sung here, but losing the intensity and edge of the original. Similar thing goes for Emmaus' "Alleluia, Alleluia". Nevertheless, coming as they do in soft pop/light shuffle form, these are beautiful songs with deep, self-humbling lyrics (just check the song titles!) - resulting in a disc of fine quality and appeal.
Tom Lennie hails from Orkney, loves Christian literature and also music, but especially loves growing in God.
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