Leading Into the Throne Room
Posted June 26, 2017
By SarahBassett_NRT, Staff Reviewer
While Lead Me to You is Evergreen Music's first release, worship leader Zach Dietz is no stranger to the music scene. Dietz fronted the band A Road Less Traveled for nearly 13 years and released a few albums under that name. Exchanging alternative rock for worship, Dietz now leads the team at Evergreen Baptist Church near Tulsa, OK each week.
The album overall has a cohesive sound, keeping things simple with instruments you'd hear on a Sunday morning. It is easy on listener's ears, featuring artists Lindsey Dail, Cole Bayer and Sara Hawley. Each artist offers not only a fresh sound but also brings a unique invitation to worship and engage with each lyric.
The first and last songs bookend Lead Me to You perfectly. "My Soul Sings" starts up-tempo. It sets up the album with thankfulness and lyrically is thoughtful and clever. Verse one offers thanks for things God has done, while verse two gives thanks to God, who overcomes the grave, whose kingdom never fades. The chorus then bursts exuberantly into the lyrics "I sing to the God of forever / I sing to the God who redeems / Yes my soul sings / Oh My soul sings!"
"Psalm 23 (I Need You Jesus)" closes the album with a personal paraphrase of the Psalm which adds the chorus "I need you Jesus / Yes I need you / If I have you Jesus / No I don't need a thing."
The Bottom Line: In seeking God, Evergreen Music leads others into God's throne room as well with Lead Me to You.
Song to Download Now:
"My Soul Sings" (Get it on iTunes here.)
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