With a key verse of 1 John 3:1 – “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called the Children of God,” Phil Wickham’s newest worship songs lavish those words upon us. Today, I share a review of this new offering.
Phil Wickham shares, “Your Love Awakens Me is about the amazing, life giving love of Jesus. This song is calling everybody to gather together and sing out the incredible Truth that God’s love is stronger than our sin, it’s greater than the grave and it is calling us on a daily basis to live this life with purpose and passion.”
I was sent a three page story behind the creation of this album. My heart was opened as I listened to Phil’s story of losing his voice – and finding it again. Reading about how the circumstances of losing his voice grew his childlike faith into the the enormous feeling that only a parent can feel for a child, as he is now a father himself. Reflecting on the love that God has for Us. He had a month of silence while he worked with doctors and a vocal polyp. It was in this quiet that he felt the Lord say – “I’m your father. Your’re my Child. Trust Me.”
It is out of these experiences that this album was born.
“The whole album pulses with a new energy and zest that’s positively addictive. “With the arrangements, I kept thinking, ‘If we were in a stadium with 40,000 people, how would we want to do this?”
My teen boys did not know that I had received a new CD to review. I put it in the player in the car. It was on our third trip through town that the boys realized we were listening to new songs, and that they were not their regular pop radio station. (We do not have Christian Radio in our town.) There was only one song, I’m not sure the name, that the boys didn’t care for, and it is one of the songs that was my favorite. Slower. Pleading.
The first half of the album builds that feeling he speaks of above with energy, drums – anthem comes to mind. These songs did fill our car, and one could picture a stadium pulsating to the worshipers. (But I can’t drive with my eyes closed, so it was more like a vision. Ha)
If you are looking for some up beat music, this is it. If you want to be pulled through the words that will draw you to the love that the Father has for you – they are here. Feeling down? Need energy and a lift through musical worship? Phil Wickham does not disappoint.
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- iTunes: http://smarturl.it/PW-COGiTunes
- Amazon: http://smarturl.it/PW-COG-Amazon
- Spotify: http://smarturl.it/PW-COG-Spotify
- YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQyXsJMkUPg
I received a copy of this CD to use for our review. I am quite thankful for FlyBy Promotions.
This week a young man posted that due to finals, he had missed the opening on April 22nd.
I’m going to give my copy to him for a graduation present. He is pretty excited.