This Christmas, our friends from down under, Hillsong, bring us an album full of inspiring and festive songs soon to become Christmas classics. The seasons may be flipped with December falling in the middle of summer for Australia and there may not be snow, sleigh rides or “chestnuts roasting by an open fire”, but there is a common love for a baby born in a manger over 2,000 years ago. God incarnate. God amongst us. The greatest reason to sing this year and every year – sun or snow. The first Christmas album from Hillsong in over 7 years features last year’s popular radio single “Born Is The King”, new arrangements to classic Christmas hymns as well as brand new songs to help keep our minds and hearts focused on the true reason for the season.
Every year I have one Christmas CD that I want to play over and over again until the boys say, "No more!" I have found the one for this year and definitely for years to come. Hillsong's new Christmas album We Need A Savior is destined to become a classic among the many Christmas albums. I love their amazing new twists on many of our favorite Christmas favorites. They also slipped in some great songs which will definitely quickly become favorites.
I think I listened to "Born is the King" three times in a row I loved it so much. "Emmanuel"... what a way to enter into worship. And "The First Noel"? I will admit it. That is not my favorite Christmas song so I wasn't thrilled to see it on their list; however, their arrangement is one of the first times I have heard it and like it. I really, really liked it!
My heart is full of the reason for the season after listening to this Christmas album full of worship that I am ready for CHRISTmas!
Special thanks to Merge Publishing for providing a complimentary copy for review!
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