STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 86463-16067 LABEL: Forerunner FM068 FORMAT: CD Album RELEASE DATE: 2009-04-01 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
The worship music emanating from the Kansas City International House Of Prayer has justifiably found popularity throughout the worshipping Church, and this 2009 various artists album brings together a bevy of IHOP's worship leaders such as Justin Rizzo, Jon Thurlow, Jill Marsh and Matt Gilman. The most powerful moment here is the truly moving "Lowest Place" sung and co-written by Laura Hackett, though almost as good is the instrumental "Selah". Music such as this genuinely carries a powerful anointing, and though there probably isn't a song on this set likely to circle the globe, there are several sublime moments when singer and musicians seem to touch the heavenlies.
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Come and worship the unimaginable greatness of the Lord with 'Majestic', a compilation album focused on corporate worship that exalts the name of Jesus. 'Majestic' features anointed worship leaders from IHOP–KC singing well-crafted songs written by those within the house of prayer. An array of musical genres can be heard on Majestic, from soul to rock.
'Majestic' beckons you into a time of encounter with Jesus as the singers and musicians proclaim the wonders of who He is and the reasons why we love Him. The diversity of songwriters and creativity on the album reflects different facets in the Lord’s personality, for He is truly vast in all His majesty. Featured worship leaders include Justin Rizzo, Jon Thurlow, Jill Marsh, Matt Gilman, and Laura Hackett.
Every song on 'Majestic' is fashioned into a unique story. Instruments like the tambourine and penny whistle add color and detail to the album. Surrender joyfully to the river of God as you listen to “Lowest Place,” an upbeat song written and sung by Laura Hackett. Laura’s pure vocals and imaginative melodies will call you to embark on your journey in the Spirit through humility and meekness. The title track, “Majestic,” by Jon Thurlow, paints the wonders of who God is through inspiring lyrics and a blend of musical variety, with soul, pop, and even a little rap. Justin Rizzo and Jill Marsh beautifully sing a duet on “Ascribe.” Written by Cory and Anna Asbury, “Ascribe” is a corporate worship song about giving to the Lord all the love and worship He is due. Whether listening alone or singing with a congregation of people, Majestic invites you to give glory to the awesome One who created all things.