The Live Worship album 2016 is out!
14 October 2016
Get your copy of this year’s Live Worship Album! Go to Essential Christian to order!
This year’s live worship CD, ‘Power To Change’ features lead worshippers Stuart Townend, Steve James and Colin Webster, all well-known and respected by Keswick attendees. “When we start singing about the greatness of God, something amazing happens,” remarks Steve James. “We start to see, hear and feel the truth of something we knew in our heads but now we know for sure - that the Lord truly is God and will redeem us.” As Steve leads classics ‘Praise To The Lord The Almighty’, ‘Be Still’ and ‘Agnus Dei’, the beauty of the music and the depth of the lyrics combine to lift your eyes to the splendour and majesty of God.
Excellent modern hymn-writer Stuart Townend contributes three new songs - the buoyant ‘May The Peoples Praise You’ and ‘For The Cause’, and the lilting but weighty ‘We Believe’ - as well as the hugely popular ‘Good Good Father’. Stuart considers the breadth of Keswick to be special with “people from all over the UK and beyond, different ages, church backgrounds and worship styles, all coming together hungry to grow in their faith and in their relationship with God. That breadth brings its own challenges to me as a worship leader but it also brings a richness and vitality.”
The album opens with the stirring ‘How Sweet The Name Of Jesus Sounds’ led by Colin Webster, and along with ‘Come Thou Fount’ are perfect examples of re-imagining older hymns by adding new lyrics or adjusting arrangements. Colin’s version of ‘Amazing Grace’ to the tune of ‘Auld Lang Syne’ is glorious and judging by the exuberant singing, obviously very inspiring. “Keswick has sought to teach the best new songs whilst retaining the richness of well-loved hymns,” says Colin. “There is such an engagement with the truths we are singing about and our worship times have proved to be a real highlight as well as a rich resource of fresh or ‘refreshed’ songs to take back to their local churches.”