A music review by Luchae Williams
Maranatha Music released their Top 25 Christmas Hymns compilation album in October 2017. The 2-CD collection boasts a collection of 25 well-loved traditional festive season inspired songs and hymns.
As is expected, your favorite Christmas anthems, such as Joy To The World, Silent Night, Hark The Herald Angels Sing and We Wish You A Merry Christmas can be found on the collection.
I particularly enjoyed the funky version of Go, Tell It On The Mountain. Complete with a powerhouse choir, impressive instrumentation and amazing vocal arrangements, this age old classic is given new life on the album and certainly got me jiving along.
For those looking for something a little more mellow, the addition of instrumental versions of much loved Christmas carols, such as Away In A Manger, Oh Holy Night and The First Noel, really set the atmosphere.
And for those not familiar with the more classic Yuletide anthems, expect to be introduced to an array of songs not often heard, such as Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus, Good Christian Men Rejoice and Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.
Whether you’re looking to set the atmosphere, or if it’s easy listening you desire, Maranatha Music has put together an assortment of classic tunes that would do well on your Christmas morning playlist.