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5.0 out of 5 stars all things well, April 23, 2007
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This review is from: Arriving (Audio CD)
When people complain about the shallowness of all modern worship music, they haven't heard Chris Tomlin. The singer has mastered Christian doxology that achieves true praise - the adoration of God rather than the introspection of self while one worships - by wedding language impregnated with biblical vocabulary to singable melody.

The 'worship wars' among which such achievements take their place suggest that Tomlin's is no small accomplishment.

ARRIVING focuses on the Lord's glory and its saturation of a world often too dim to understand that it's been filled. But not all are sightless:

'But rising up all around

Is the anthem of the Lord's renown

Together we sing

Let everyone sing:

Holy is the Lord God Almighty

The earth is filled with his glory'

Even with his focus on the Lord, Tomlin is able to express life here below, lived in the company of this Intimate Stranger:

'You have my heart and I am yours forever

You are my strength, God of grace and power

With everything you hold in your hand

Still you make time for me, I can't understand

Praise you God of earth and sky

How beautiful is your unfailing love

And you never change, God,

You remain the Holy One

And my Unfailing Love'

This is brilliant song-writing, rooted deep in biblical faith, understated in the performance arts, contagious to those with a penchant for singing along. ARRIVING could be a university curriculum for the How To Write a Song that People Can Actually Sing major. May its graduates multiply.
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Initial post: Feb 7, 2008 12:17:15 PM PST
While we're giving the song writer some praise, let's also give some kudos to Matt Maher who wrote "Your Grace Is Enough"- a humbling statement that we can never get enough of.
Charles

Posted on Feb 8, 2008 3:54:42 AM PST
Thank you, Charles. Kudos happily offered!

David
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