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Songs For Worship, Vol.1 & 2

Songs For Worship, Vol.1 & 2

The release of a new John Michael Talbot album creates its own event. From his early act of worship on vinyl, The Lord’s Supper - which he felt would conclude a music career, but instead unfolded a best-selling ministry – the golden-voiced Franciscan consistently produces soothing works of praise. Few artists possess both the inner gift and the outward talent to turn one’s thoughts heavenward so readily.

Songs for Worship (Birdwing BWR 2044), a joy-filled expression of praise, satisfies the soul and refreshes the spirit. A few selections reflect a Catholic influence, e.g. “Lamb of God.” Yet these works transcend any ecclesiastical boundaries, as all true worship does. Snatches of woodwinds or strings tastefully orchestrate the familiar folk strains similar in style to previous Talbot releases, and stanzas develop as they repeat with added harmony and instruments. Talbot achieves a pleasing musical equilibrium – a sound that is both contemporary and, like worship itself, ageless.

The opening section of the communion antiphon, “I Am the Bread of Live,” offers few words and penetrating transparency. Recorders and tambourine flavor “I Rejoiced When I Heard Them Say” with an appropriate Hebrew accent. “Give Thanks to the Lord” moves from the more sedate rhythms for an uptempo change of pace. “Psalm 42 (Like a Deer)” hearkens back to Come to the Quiet, one of Talbot’s finest releases. The choir at the end of several selections instills a “sing-along” spirit of praise.

Subdued and soothing as one would expect, Songs for Worship brings no disappointments, nor surprises. Talbot’s music doesn’t cast its spell, but rather relieves the spell of the world upon us. Like David’s purifying performances for King Saul, John Michael Talbot gives us respite from the day’s trouble through his gift of song.

 

ALBUM TRACKS

 
Song Title Length Play Price Buy MP3
 
Our Blessing Cup
Album: Songs For Worship, Vol.1 & 2
4:23 $0.99 Buy Song
 
Glory To God
Album: Songs For Worship, Vol.1 & 2
3:50 $0.99 Buy Song
 
I Rejoiced When I Heard Them Say
Album: Songs For Worship, Vol.1 & 2
3:25 $0.99 Buy Song
 
Holy Holy Holy
Album: Songs For Worship, Vol.1 & 2
2:19 $0.99 Buy Song
 
Lamb Of God
Album: Songs For Worship, Vol.1 & 2
2:25 $0.99 Buy Song
 
I Am The Bread Of Life
Album: Songs For Worship, Vol.1 & 2
4:17 $0.99 Buy Song
 
I Am The Vine
Album: Songs For Worship, Vol.1 & 2
4:29 $0.99 Buy Song
 
Psalm 42 (Like A Deer)
Album: Songs For Worship, Vol.1 & 2
5:25 $0.99 Buy Song
 
Give Thanks To The Lord (Psalm 107)
Album: Songs For Worship, Vol.1 & 2
4:02 $0.99 Buy Song
 
I Am The Good Shepherd (Psalm 23)
Album: Songs For Worship, Vol.1 & 2
4:19 $0.99 Buy Song
 
Lord, Every Nation On Earth Shall Adore You
Album: Songs For Worship, Vol.1 & 2
4:15 $0.99 Buy Song
 
Jesus Prayer
Album: Songs For Worship, Vol.1 & 2
2:45 $0.99 Buy Song
 
Lord Have Mercy
Album: Songs For Worship, Vol.1 & 2
1:46 $0.99 Buy Song
 
Glory To God
Album: Songs For Worship, Vol.1 & 2
3:07 $0.99 Buy Song
 
Holy, Holy, Holy
Album: Songs For Worship, Vol.1 & 2
2:37 $0.99 Buy Song
 
The Spirit Of The Lord
Album: Songs For Worship, Vol.1 & 2
3:20 $0.99 Buy Song
 
Father, I Put My Life In Your Hands (Psalm 31)
Album: Songs For Worship, Vol.1 & 2
3:49 $0.99 Buy Song
 
Lamb Of God
Album: Songs For Worship, Vol.1 & 2
2:25 $0.99 Buy Song
 
I Am The Resurrection
Album: Songs For Worship, Vol.1 & 2
4:21 $0.99 Buy Song
 
Let Us Sing To The Lord (Exodus 15)
Album: Songs For Worship, Vol.1 & 2
2:52 $0.99 Buy Song
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(January 1998)
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(June 1997)
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