#MusicReview: ‘God So Loved’ by Hillsong
#AlbumReview: ‘The Cross My Gaze’ by Mercy Chinwo|| Streams of Mercy on the Highlife Beat
#Prophetiquette The Series, Episode 6: Dear Mrs WOK, Learn not to say Too Much.
I love this song for its message, which is simple but is not so simple. It is the basic reason Jesus came to the earth. It was literally to save us from sin and to enable us live our lives for His glory. The story of even needing salvation in the first place is not such a long one actually. So lets’ circle back.
Mercy starts raspy against the piano playing softly on this Ballad fit for a musical. She then becomes soft, along with the backups and slightly soft digital trumpet. Her voice becomes slightly animated as the digital instrumentation does a pizzicato number. It’s almost like a whole orchestra comes in at ‘Oh, what a father I have in you’, immediately giving me the imagery of the whole of Heaven’s Armies coming to your rescue when you choose God over anyone else. I love how she spontaneously recites God’s lovely names in Igbo, as the proud badges He owns, especially ‘Onyekwaranta’ and ‘Ekueme’. This is the most classical piece on this album, and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed the juxtaposition of igbo and classical music.
I guess you could say it was prophecy as well because it was telling what was about to come. But the quintessential WOK could also be like that. Bt-dubs, in my mind, WOK and prophecy are like species of the same thing. Just like a website and a blog-they are sort of the same thing or similar.
Enjoy this E flat minor jazz piece smothered with suspended fourths celebrating the mercies of God that are part of every believer’s inheritance in Christ.
‘Lavish’, a country piece sung on D major is indeed the best saved for last, like a gentle slow walk march past. The violins, the guitars and the calm drums are so soothing.
This is why The Experience is literally heaven on earth. I enjoyed the soothing renditions of the Planet Shakers. With them, I feel like Hillsong is closer to The Experience stage than ever before…
Canadian born singer, Avril Lavigne, released a gospel track recently called ‘Head Above Water’, where she bared her soul on her struggle with Lyme disease…when she felt like she was going to die, and so this song came out of that experience. She literally needed God to keep her alive. My heart went out to her… Let’s talk about healing and confessions.
The intro, like wine pouring into a glass, coupled with the amazing beat makes the song pop…Zeal is pure RNB on this simple rendition on B flat, reminding me of Samsong.
The Prophetic hazard is…that is why you pair your prophetic gift with patience. If you rush into what you see in the spirit without getting a full picture or clearance from God, you could ruin God’s plan for your life. Actually, you cannot ruin God’s plan for your life, but you could cause a delay…
Night of Worship is always awesome, with raw worship at its peak. I’m loving the line up of ministers. Right now I’ve been listening to Mercy Chinwo. Have y’all listened to her album??? What is your favourite track? Right now, mine is ‘Bor Ekom’, and I never left ‘Excess Love’.