With One Voice
With One Voice is a compilation of songs from various musicians involved in the Student Ministry at Northview Christian Life Church, known as North Beach. The music was born out of a passion to see a generation of students rise up and become the hands and feet of Jesus. The first track off of this eclectic mix is a new rendition of the classic hymn "Blessed Assurance", with it's retro vibe this hymn unites today's students with the millions of saints who have sung Fanny J. Cosby's faith filled words in years past. "Let Me Not Forget" provides a Coldplay-esque take on worship. Moody guitars, organ, and orchestral instrumentation bolster strong lyrics proclaiming God's faithfulness. Thabile (Rejoice) reveals it's African inspired beats in a simple song of praise. The neo-folk of Clarah along with Thabile were inspired by a mission trip to South Africa were students and youth leaders worked alongside Horizon International, to help create a world of hope for AIDS orphans. It's no surprise then that one hundred percent of the money used to purchase this album will be donated to Horizon International to support their AIDS relief efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa. Two more standout tracks are the stripped down John Mayer styled "So You Can Save Him", and the surprisingly Appalachian flavored sound of "Oh Lord". Both of the aforementioned tracks are anything but your typical worship songs. The album is rounded out by "Too Great", a praise song that celebrates God as creator. It's thoughtful lyrics help paint a vivid mental picture of God's glory found in creation. "Understanding Grace" is a coffee house rock tinted worship song that expresses a simple desire to know the grace of God more fully. "Thank You" (Prodigal Son) expresses gratitude for the forgiveness of God with a classic country flare, immediately upon hearing it you feel as though it could be equally at home in a church or a honky-tonk bar. Students and parents alike will groove to the quirky pop rock of "Only You", which closes this genre blurring collection. All in all "With One Voice", offers up some wonderfully diverse music choices for your congregation and for your personal times of devotion with God. Coupled with the fact that one hundred percent of the money used to purchase this music will go to benefit AIDS orphans through Horizon International and you are left with great music for a great cause.
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