Pick of the Week: Blessed Be Your Name
- Christa Farris Contributing Writer
- 2005 5 Aug
CD: Blessed Be Your Name: The Songs of Matt Redman Vol. 1/p>
Artist: Matt Redman/p>
Quote: "I can look back on the past few years of writing songs and see what God has been doing in my life . . . On top of that, when you've poured out your heart to God in a little room somewhere, and then one day you visit a church in another country and they're singing your song, it's a great encouragement because ultimately that's what the songs are for."—Matt Redman
FYI: While this Brit worship leader’s name and face probably still isn’t as familiar as the high-profile artists (Michael W. Smith, Rebecca St. James, Kutless, Newsboys and countless others) who’ve covered his worship songs over the years, Matt Redman has written many of the songs that are sung in Sunday morning church services around the globe. In fact, 7 of the 12 tracks found on Blessed Be Your Name: The Songs of Matt Redman Vol. 1 can be found in the top 200 on CCLI’s chart, the official service that tracks the worldwide popularity of modern worship songs in churches.
The Bottom Line: For those who’ve never been able to attend a Soul Survivor service in jolly ol’ England or a Passion worship event in the States, never fear. Now for the first time on a live recording format, Matt Redman’s songs have been compiled onto one definitive collection that should satiate the appetites of longtime fans, while providing a great point of reference for those who aren’t familiar with the songwriter behind the familiar praise choruses of past and present.
Featuring: “Blessed Be the Name of the Lord,” “Holy Moment,” “Once Again,” “Heart of Worship,” “Let My Words Be Few,” “Lord Let Your Glory Fall,” “Undignified,” “Better is One Day,” “Facedown,” “I Will Offer Up My Life,” “Let Everything That Has Breath” and “The Father’s Song.”—Christa Farris Listen to samples from this album or buy it from Songs4Worship.com!