GRAMMY-nominated and Dove Award winning worship leader, pastor and author, William McDowell, will release his new live album, The Cry (Integrity Music), on September 20th. The album was recorded at Redemption to the Nations Church in Chattanooga, TN and features special guest artists Nathaniel Bassey, Travis Greene, Yolanda Adams, David and Nicole Binion, Tasha Cobbs Leonard and Trinity Anderson (worship leader of McDowell's Deeper Fellowship church).
For 20 years, McDowell has been writing songs crying out for God to bring revival. However, his latest release is not a collection of songs crying out for God to come; rather it's a collection of songs written as a response to a God who already has. Two decades ago, McDowell began praying for revival to break out in his community, and on May 22, 2016, the presence of God entered his church of Deeper Fellowship in Orlando and has yet to leave.
"God literally walked into the room in our church in a tangible way," says McDowell. "It changed everything about our posture, everything about the way we do life and everything about the culture of our church."
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Prelude to Encounter (Live)
Give Him Praises (Live)
Nothing's Impossible (Live)
Finished Work (feat. Daniel Johnson) (Live)
Suddenly Exhortation (Spoken Word) (Live)
Even Now (feat. Tasha Cobbs Leonard) (Live)
Deep Places (feat. Trinity Anderson) (Live)
The Cry (Live)
How Great (feat. Yolanda Adams) (Live)
Still Moving (Live)
Here Comes the Glory / Here Comes Heaven (feat. David & Nicole Binion) (Live)
Touch the Hem (feat. Trinity Anderson) (Live)
Loss for Words (feat. Trinity Anderson & Queenija Morris) (Live)
Nothing Like Your Presence (feat. Travis Greene & Nathaniel Bassey) (Live)
Only You Can Satisfy (feat. Chris Lawson) (Live)
Worship Encounter Is Also An Album| Posted September 19, 2019 What You Need To Know: Thank God for Pastor William McDowell. Though he is considered an artist, William McDowell is one who totally wants people to experience God in a deep way when he or she listens to his albums or attends his church or anytime God is being glorified. Since he exploded onto the scene with I Give Myself Away, Pastor McDowell has released albums that are refreshing and powerful. The Cry: A Live Worship Experience (recorded live in Chattanooga, Tennessee) is another one! The same group of singers like Trinity Anderson, Daniel Johnson, Chris Lawson and more are present along with Aaron Lindsey serving as the producer of this record.
What it Sounds Like: “Nothing’s impossible/All things are possible/He’s still working miracles/It’s happening now!” the background vocalists so emphatically sing on the high energy “Nothing’s Impossible.” Tasha Cobbs Leonard lends her powerhouse vocals to the reassuring “Even Now,” ad-libbing to the faith-building tag “Even now You can do it.” Listening to this song my cause one to pull over and praise in the reassurance of God’s sovereign hand and human defying abilities. Wanting to see more people in love with Jesus with endurance and having this passion spread like wildfire is the theme of the title track. The singers and musicians have some mouth dropping moments on this power ballad, but it never overshadows the roaring cry for revival. The wonderful thing about this album is the songs flow together and it is really one big clarion call for more of Jesus. “Touch The Hem” features Trinity Anderson (who is also on two other songs). WOW! Just listen to this at your own risk.
Spiritual Highlights: In the midst of all of the turmoil and tension plaguing this country, this album is so needed! It could not have come at a better time. People are leaving the Faith and others have ended their lives. There are so many in the Church who are hurting. An album of this magnitude could really spark a revival. Listening to it is literally causing me to want more of Jesus.
Best Song on the Record: “Nothing Like Your Presence” is one of those “You just had to be there moments” captured on record! It is 14 minutes and 53 seconds of worship in reckless abandon. Press play and get lost in worship as Travis Greene, Nathaniel Greene and Pastor McDowell lead this “charged” audience into a frenzy! I am so glad that they did not allow industry norms to stop us from experiencing this “moment.”
For Fans Of: Israel and New Breed, Todd Galberth, Bethel Worship, Tasha Cobbs, David and Nicole Binion
Final Word: This is not a normal album! This is not a cookie-cutter “worship” album. So many powerful songs of declaration, worship, triumph, desperation, reassurance and more. As the song, “Still Moving” says, “He’s still moving/He’s still proving/Just how great He is/How great He is.”