Kingdom focused worship
Posted May 30, 2014
By KevinDavis_NRT, Staff Reviewer
Husband and wife duo Jordan and Kristin Rippy are worship artists from Lakeland, Florida. Seek You First is their debut worship EP available on June 3rd. The album was recorded in Redding, California and produced by Gabriel Wilson.
Similar to recent projects by husband/wife artists, Bryan & Katie Torwalt and Kim Walker-Smith and Skyler Smith, I’m really engaged by Jordan and Kristin with their emotional vocals and deep, prayerful lyrics throughout the album.
The opening title track “Seek You First” features Kristin’s tender and powerful vocals and takes listeners on an emotional and spiritual journey with every lyric sung directly to our Lord and Savior, Jesus. The chorus is very stirring and convicting, “Lord, I yearn for You, I hunger for Your presence, Lord, I crave You, My soul is thirsty for You, I seek You first.” The song is a great call to worship and is a fresh offering of praise for the Church to sing out with passion the Word of God from Matthew 6:33 (NKJV): “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”
A sincere desire for the presence of God and to see His Kingdom on earth is found in every song, especially “Glorious Sound” and “Come Like the Wind” which are both instantly sing-able prayer songs led by Jordan featuring biblically inspired phrases like “We wanna see Your Kingdom,” “We pray for Your Kingdom come” and “Come have Your way, Lord.”
I would love to sing “I Will Dwell” and “Spirit of God” with fellow believers. They are ethereal vertical worship ballads sung with a stirring passion by Kristin directly to our Triune God, with the declarations: “You are my secret place to get away, I will dwell in the center of Your will, I will dwell with You” and “Spirit of God move in our hearts, change how we think and who we are, Spirit of God, make us like You, in all we say, in all we do. Jesus come like You promised…pour out Your Spirit, come make us new.” Amen to that!
“Come and Drink” was co-written with Michael Farren (Pocket Full of Rocks) and closes out this excellent album with a corporate worship declaration led by Jordan, accompanied by Kristin in perfect harmony, “Here is water from the spring of life, Ever flowing it will not run dry, And all who taste it will be satisfied, nevermore to thirst, come and drink.”
If you want to experience a fresh, biblically inspired and Kingdom focused worship album, look no further than Seek You First. If you like the Jesus Culture artists Bryan & Katie Torwalt and Kim Walker-Smith and Skyler Smith, you need to check out Jordan & Kristin Rippy. I’m drawn to the stirring emotional vocals and deep, prayerful lyrics throughout the album. This is a great album of new songs for the Church filled with a sincere desire to “seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.”
Song to download first:
“Seek You First” (Get it on iTunes here).
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