Music Review by Luchae Williams
As an avid compilation album collector, I’m always looking out for collections that will have my whole family singing along. This is no small feat (if you knew the size and dynamics of my family) but we’re honestly never disappointed when popping a Maranatha! Music collection into our CD player.
The latest in compilations from the publishing house is an anthology of worship anthems under the Heart of Worship series. The album is titled Tremble and features a collection of today’s more popular worship songs. A mix of live and studio recordings, the album celebrates the beauty and power of our God, with songs that are easy to grab onto. And although these are covers, the vocals and music production is of such high quality that one doesn’t even miss the familiar voices of the popular singers and worship leaders who made these songs famous.
Album opener and title track, Tremble, is the popular worship anthem originally introduced to us by worship collective, Mosaic MSC. This song has become a firm fave in our household, and its powerful chorus often prompts belly-belts, as the whole family joins in, singing: “Jesus, Jesus!/You make the darkness tremble!”
Other popular worship songs that are easy to sing along to, with a clear message that even our youngest can understand, include the Hillsong Worship track, What A Beautiful Name and Cory Asbury’s famous Reckless Love. The Hillsong Worship song was written by songstress, Brooke Fraser, and went on to nab the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song.
Elevation Worship’s Do It Again also features on this album. You may remember this one from the mega church’s 2017 album, There Is a Cloud. The song peaked at No. 6 on the US Hot Christian Songs chart and lasted on the charts for 33 weeks. It has become a heart cry in churches across the globe, with it’s simple lyric and catchy melody.
The Torwalt’s penmanship is featured more than once, on the album. Fans of power couple, Brian and Katie, will appreciate the addition of Great Are You Lord and the famous Holy Spirit (You Are Welcome Here), to the collection.
The dynamic Hillsong Worship song, So Will I (100 Billion X), is a beautiful addition to the album. The song, originally found on the collective’s fifth studio album called Wonder, was released as the album’s second single in 2018. Filled with metaphors that vividly paint a picture of the greatness of our God, this song has become such an anthem and definitely is a fitting addition.
As always, I thoroughly enjoyed this Maranatha! Music compilation. I highly recommend this one.