It is time for another worship music roundup; a list of my most played and recently purchased albums from my vast collection. If you are a worship music junkie, this is a list you will not want to miss. Get those iTunes cards ready, y’all.
Hillsong UNITED | Of Dirt and Grace
This recent drop takes some of our favorite UNITED songs and puts a middle eastern acoustic spin on them. There is something about revisited songs done in a live setting that makes my heart happy. Of Dirt and Grace, from what I understand, was recorded in its entirety on location in Israel.
Urban Rescue | Wild Heart
I had never heard of Urban Rescue until about two weeks ago when I came across one of their songs on YouTube. Now I cannot seem to get enough. I am a fan. This album is high energy and feels like camp….after camp. Trust me, listen and you will see what I mean.
Housefires | Housefires III
You all know I am a Housefires fan, and with this album, I had mixed feelings on at first. Some of the songs felt a bit repetitive, and then I started thinking about United Pursuit and that their stuff is a lot of the same, written for the church and often in the church. With that in mind, this album is a great one to put on and play while cleaning or sitting down with Jesus. Is it a jam out album, no. What it is, is a real and raw worship album.
Elevation Worship | Wake Up the Wonder
Somehow I skipped this album when it came out, and I don’t know how because I love Elevation. This album is a proclamation of who God is from the get-go. Whatever Elevation Worship is working. They write and record from an authentic perspective of the “every-man” or the “every-church.” All of the music on this album can be taken directly into the church setting and be applicable and accessible.
Bryan & Katie Torwalt | Champion
Even though this album is a studio worship album, I find myself going back to it. This album is my favorite album at the moment, hands down. I listen to Champion every single morning as I get ready for the day. There is anointing any time you declare who God is to you and that is what Bryan & Katie have done on every single track. I find myself having church all by myself when hitting the play button.
John Mark McMillan | You Are the Avalanche
We all know his work, but we may not all know who he is. Being credited for How He Loves, John Mark McMillan has been around the community of worship leading and writing for a while. It isn’t until just recently that other of his writings and arrangements have made their way into the community of believers. McMillan can be a little edgy (lyrically) for some, but with songs like King of My Heart, he is sure to make his mark on the local church with this album.
Rend Collective | As A Family We Go
Like any other Rend Collective album, As A Family We Go is a folksy Irish celebration of who Jesus is from the first note on the first song to the very last. Do yourself a favor and download it as you download the others.