Their 42nd live album, Melody of Love, is focused on two major themes: songs like "There Is No One Like You," "Melody of Love," "Take Us In," and "Incredible Love," talk about passionate pursuit of God and knowing the depths of His love for us.
The second part of the album features songs such as "Every Tribe-Every Nation," "I Give It All," "Burn Spirit of God," and "Let The Nations Rise" that encourages listeners to share this love with the world and to lift the name of Jesus in every nation.
A Journey Through Worship| Posted May 15, 2017
Dallas, TX based Christ For the Nations Music is back with their latest collection of congregational worship songs in Melody of Love. With 13 worship offerings, the collective of artists at Christ for the Nations has delivered a project that captures the heart of the Father and the atmosphere of the night it was recorded.
CFN Music's 42nd album delivers a mixture of worshipful hymns and new worship anthems, ready to be incorporated into any Sunday morning service. The artists at CFN Music that are featured on the album include Gabriel Allred, Phil King, Jordan Stewart and Amber Trent. As a special treat, Leeland Mooring (Leeland) also features on four of the songs.
The album opens with the high energy "Every Tribe Every Nation." The song quickly brings us to the heart of the matter of spreading the Gospel of peace to all nations while living a life of complete surrender to God.
The album slows on the third track of the album with "There Is No Striving." This heartfelt worship song written by Jenn Johnson and Matt Stinton of Bethel draws us closer to the heart of God, helping us move in the understanding that we don't have to earn God's affection. It is an earnest prayer, and while listening and focusing on what I was hearing, the Holy Spirit moved deeply within me. There truly is no striving in our relationship with the Father. If you are in a place that you are struggling in understanding the breadth, depth and width of the Father's grace over you, then put this on repeat and believe what you are singing.
This is followed by the title track "Melody of Love." The placement of these two songs on the album leads to a deeper worship. It is as though the initial tracks bring the listener through the outer courts, and the next tracks take us right into the Holy of Holies. It is a wonderful place to just sit and rest, allowing the Lord to sing the "Melody of Love" over your situation. This is aided through the reprise of "Melody of Love." The main song and reprise total almost 13 minutes of honest worship.
The set moves into the piano driven "Incredible Love." The album ebbs and flows through the middle of the set, coming ashore with "I Give It All, I Surrender All." This new take on an old hymn starts what is a triumphant finish for the album. The final tracks of the album leave you wanting to press repeat to start the journey from porch to altar again, to walk through the courts of praise in search of something deeper and more meaningful.
Melody of Love is the latest of many worship albums from the first part of 2017, however, there are standout songs here that will make their way into your favorites playlist. CFN Music makes all the resources available on their website for the worship leader who wants to lead their congregation in a similar journey to the one presented on this album.
The Bottom Line: Melody of Love is a worship album that everyone should put on their "to-buy" or "to-stream" lists. It has been some time since a worship album moved me so much personally.
Song to Download Now:
"There is No Striving" (Get it on iTunes here.)