STYLE: World RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 160547-21558 LABEL: Vineyard Music FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Ian Whitwood
This is a live recording made at the Vineyard Global Family Conference July 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. Drumbeats introduce the African gospel song "Ee Baba Pokea Sifa" (Oh Father, receive our worship) as Edgar King, backed by a Swahili singing choir, set this album's tone of international celebration. The always-reliable Vineyard veteran David Ruis sings a Nepalese Christian lament, ''The Other Side'', after Noel Isaacs (pastor of the Kathmandu Church) prays for the 5,000 Vineyard families in Nepal who have lost their homes in the earthquake of two months earlier. Mike O'Brien and Sudeep Andrews give "glory To God alone" as they sing ''Gloria A Dios Solo'' and encourage the 4,000 people present to worship in whatever language they speak. Javier Menendez sings "Quero", a Spanish worship song, with bongos and drum solos providing the rhythm as the audience are encouraged to dance. Alongside the international songs are some classic performances of Vineyard favourites (''High King Of Heaven", "One Thing Remains" and "All The Earth Shall Worship") but the final track expresses the exuberance of the album with Ruis, Casey Corum and Torri Baker singing "Show Your Power" as the audience joins in with its hand-clapping rhythm. A trailblazing album reflecting the diversity of the global Church and a worthy tribute to the God who inspired the Vineyard ministry.
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