Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Passion: Hymns, Ancient and Modern

I've been a Passion Worship Band fan since they issued their first album in 1998. Most of their earlier songs included covers of other singers such as Matt Redman, Delirious and David Ruis. But over the years, as they recruited more permanent band members such as Charlie Hall, Chris Tomlin, Christy Nockels, and David Crowder, I find that the songs are improving, not just in the arrangement, but also in their presentation.

Though their album, Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern has been released for some time now, I still enjoy listening to it. This album made use of hymns that are at least a hundred years old, rearranging it by adding choruses as well as using a modern tempo to give it a more contemporary feel. In the end, what we have are worship songs with lyrics that are rich and truthful, and with melody and harmony that will make you want to listen to it over and over again.

Do pick up a copy of this album and listen it for yourself. If you've already heard it, leave a comment and let me know what you think of it...

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