Well, I just got my “Savior” cd in the mail today – and this will be the first official review of any cd on this blog (one perk of having a blog – free stuff!)! The cd is from Sovereign Grace Ministries, and so one would expect some solid words, and every so often a good tune. This cd does not disappoint, and to be honest, is a great fresh sound for the Christmas season. The lyrics are at times rich, yet simple: “God has sent His greatest treasure, Shown His love in greatest measure, Sending Christ to bleed and suffer, Purchasing our joy forever, Let the earth rejoice, O come and lift your voices” (“Christ the Lord Is Born Today”). A couple of the songs have an acoustic guitar in front, almost reminiscent of a “used-to-be” punk guitarist now “safe” in a contemporary group – I think it takes away from the strength of the cd, being that it is not in any way close to that genre, they should have stuck with what they do best, a nice, smooth, Christian contemporary style. But other than that I think the cd is decent, especially for an all Christmas project. If you like Sovereign Grace, get the cd, you won’t be disappointed. Overall, some great music that will get you focused on the real reason we celebrate Christmas – the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
The Son of God came down and laid aside His crown
Born without great renown, this Sovereign One
All holiness and might, all glory shining bright
Have come to earth this night in Mary’s son
O come, let us adore (“The Son of God Came Down” – my favorite off this cd)
(Special thanks to the “Seminarian” blog for getting me hooked up with this cd http://seminarian.wordpress.com)