CeCe Winans Presents: Pure Worship
- reviewed by Andree Farias Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2008 1 Oct
- Instruments of Praise
- I Do Worship
- I Love You More
- A Little More
- I Am Yours
- All About You
- Take My Life (Holiness)
- I Will
- Agnus Dei
- How Great Is Our God/How Great Thou Art
- Holy, Holy, Holy
- Nobody But You
When CeCe Winans isn't riding high on the charts or commanding attention via high-profile media appearances, she's a worshipper. Matter of fact, one could make the case that she left behind her platinum-selling BeBe & CeCe gig so she could do more worship music—all of her subsequent solo albums, without exception, shed light on her heart for adoration.
There's no word on how the search went or how many songs Winans and her team had to whittle down, but if the set list in
After a reverent choral introit,
From there, Winans and friends move through a repertoire that spans Latin/gospel ("I Love You More"), soaring gospel-pop ("Unrestrained"), acoustic pop/rock ("I Am Yours"), calypso-flavored praise ("All About You"), and even one or two performance-based pieces ("A Little More," "Faithful"). Even Coldplay-styled Brit pop? Yep, it's here too in the form of "I Will."
By the time the worshippers enter the inner courts of the sanctuary with covers of tried-and-true favorites like Tomlin's "How Great Is Our God" and Michael W. Smith's "Agnus Dei,"