Excellent Classic and Modern Hymns| Posted August 27, 2019
Shane and Shane follow Hymns Vol. 1 and Hymns Live with more classic and modern hymns done in their distinctive worshipful style. The hymns are creatively arranged in a way that they can be used for congregational singing in church worship services, as well as enjoyed for individual worship. The album starts with four classic hymns, then moves to four modern hymns, before ending with two more classic hymns.
Below are a few brief comments about each of the songs: Be Thou My Vision (Lord You Are) – “Be Thou My Vision” is an 8th century Irish hymn that was translated by Eleanor Hull in 1912. “Lord You Are (More Precious Than Silver)” was written by Lynn DeShazo. The song features acoustic guitar, strings, backing vocals and some good drum work. Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus (Amazing Grace) – “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” was written by Hellen Howard Lemme in 1922. “Amazing Grace” was written by John Newton. The song features acoustic guitar, keys, light drums, strings, and backing vocals. My Jesus I Love Thee – This hymn was written by William R. Featherston in 1864. The song features keys, bass, strings, light percussion and a particularly strong lead vocal. The song ends with a snippet from the following song “Praise to the Lord Almighty”. Praise to the Lord (Joyful, Joyful) – “Praise to the Lord Almighty” was written by Joachim Neander in 1680. “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee” was written by Henry J. van Dyke in 1907. The song features acoustic guitar, backing vocals, guitar, strings, and a particularly good drum beat. Oh Lord Almighty – This song, which may be less familiar to many, was written by Jon Able and Shane Barnard. The song features acoustic guitar, drums, backing vocals, keys and strings. A highlight.
Key lyrics: Holy All God’s children singing Holy
Nothing left to say but Holy
Oh Lord Almighty Power of the Cross - This song was written by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend. The song, which builds powerfully, features keys, strings, acoustic guitar, drums, and backing vocals. Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery – This song was written by Matt Boswell, Matt Papa and Michael Bleeker. The song, which builds gently to a powerful ending, features acoustic guitar, backing vocals, synth, and some good drum work. Living Waters (As the Deer) – “Living Waters” was written by Kristyn Getty and Ed Cash. “As the Deer” was written by Martin Nystrom. This song, which is driven by a good drum beat, features acoustic guitar, backing vocals, guitar and synth. This is a more upbeat version of “Living Waters” than was recorded by Keith and Kristyn Getty. A highlight. All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name – “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name” was written by Edward Perronet in 1779. The song features keys, some excellent percussion, backing vocals, synth, and a strong vocal. The song then goes directly into “Crown Him with Many Crowns”. Crown Him with Many Crowns – This 1851 hymn had lyrics written by Matthew Bridges and Godfrey Thring, with the music written by George Job Elvey. The song features drums, guitar, and backing vocals. The song ends by going powerfully back into “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”.