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Worship God

Worship God

Steve Knight

Just when you thought the worship wagon was full, Rebecca St. James presents a new offering for your consideration. This album begins with "Song of Love," based on Psalm 89. Co-written by producer Matt Bronleewe (Jars of Clay, Natalie Imbruglia) and songwriter Jeremy Brose, St. James’ take on "Song of Love" has that Darlene Zschech quality that makes it instantly familiar.

Unfortunately, St. James’ other original contributions fall short of the glory of the aforementioned tune. In all, St. James delivers five, mostly up-tempo praise & worship choruses of her own, including the semi-industrial "Lamb of God" and the ironically loud "Quiet You."

The album’s first single, St. James’ remake of Vineyard’s "Breathe, I’m Desperate for You," tops other recent versions (by Michael W. Smith and Acquire the Fire). St. James’ pop/rock renditions of other modern praise & worship songs do not fare as well: "God of Wonders" (from the original City on a Hill project) gets a makeover, complete with a female lead vocal and a distracting "da-da-da" background vocal. And "Above All" (by Lenny LeBlanc and Paul Baloche) stands out for all the wrong reasons—not quite fitting in this eclectic mix.

While St. James deserves some praise for paying homage to worship music’s rich history with her pop interpretation of the classic hymn "It Is Well," perhaps the strongest call to worship comes from the song "More Than the Watchmen." Penned by up-and-coming singer/songwriter Jeremy Casella, the chorus echoes the plaintive words of the psalmist, "More than watchmen wait for morning/My soul will wait for You."

Like the watchmen, St. James’ die-hard fans have been waiting two years for Worship God, her fifth studio album, and they will aspire to own it. For the rest, it’s probably safe to say, "Thanks, but no thanks."

 

ALBUM TRACKS

 
Song Title Length Play Price Buy MP3
 
Let My Words Be Few
Album: Worship God
4:52 $0.99 Buy Song
 
Song Of Love
Album: Worship God
4:06 $1.29 Buy Song
 
Breathe
Album: Worship God
3:56 $1.29 Buy Song
 
God Of Wonders
Album: Worship God
4:12 $1.29 Buy Song
 
Lamb Of God
Album: Worship God
3:06 $0.99 Buy Song
 
Above All
Album: Worship God
4:06 $1.29 Buy Song
 
Better Is One Day
Album: Worship God
4:23 $1.29 Buy Song
 
Quiet You With My Love
Album: Worship God
4:04 $0.99 Buy Song
 
More Than The Watchmen
Album: Worship God
3:02 $0.99 Buy Song
 
It Is Well
Album: Worship God
4:06 $0.99 Buy Song
 
You
Album: Worship God
3:56 $0.99 Buy Song
 
Omega (Remix)
Album: Worship God
4:52 $0.99 Buy Song
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