I have always enjoyed the music of Rebecca St. James and was please to hear about her newest collection of worship songs that is scheduled to release on April 5, 2011. I Will Praise You is her first studio project since 2005.
Grabbing I Will Praise You from the mailbox, my husband and son were the first to listen to it in the car on their way to town today. My husband, who is always looking for great driving music, let me know that the CD was great. So I was anxious for an opportunity to sit down and listen.
I must admit that I am probably more critical than most when it comes to music. That is because I take it very seriously. Music stirs the soul. I have always said that music will either stir your soul toward God or away from Him. The songs on this album unquestionably stirred my soul toward God.
The first song, I Will Praise You, was beautifully written as a sacrifice of praise to God.
Whatever the storm
Whatever is lost
Whatever it takes
Whatever the cost
I will praise you
A couple of songs on the CD were taken from Revelations. I was instantly drawn to them. In A Moment begins with “In a moment everyone falls silent, to hear the mighty trumpet, split the eastern sky, Just imagine the King of all Creation, riding through the heavens, returning for His bride.” It is a very powerful song and beautifully delivered. You Hold Me Now wonderfully visualizes when we will finally see our Lord face to face. Another one of my favorites is You Make Everything Beautiful taken from Ecclesiastes 3:11. Aaron’s favorite song on the CD is You Never Let Go – “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death Your perfect love is casting out fear….”
If you would like to hear a preview of the CD, check out Rebecca’s LISTENING PARTY here. Be sure and share the link with your family and friends. And be sure to pick up a copy of this great new CD available on April 5th.
*I will be giving away a copy of I Will Praise You to one of my readers. (Sorry, it won’t be my copy. We’re keeping this one close by.) Just leave a comment to enter and I’ll draw a winner on April 5th and send you your own copy. For additional entries subscribe to my blog, post about this, or share on facebook. Just leave a separate entry for each.
“By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.”
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