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Worship for His Name
Posted January 23, 2020
By KevinDavis_NRT, Staff Reviewer


What You Need to Know:
Let There Be Wonder is the latest live worship album by our generation’s most influential worship leader, Matt Redman, available everywhere January 31st. As the writer and singer of “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord),” “Holy,” “Never Once,” “Blessed Be Your Name,” “Better Is One Day” and “You Never Let Go,” worshippers worldwide have been consistently blessed by Matt’s “Heart of Worship.” This new album is not to be missed with new and fresh Spirit-filled songs for the church. The album is centered on how Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever, and every song lifts high the name of Jesus.
 
What it Sounds Like:
If you’ve always enjoyed Matt Redman’s corporate worship anthems, you’re in for a treat with this album. The exciting opener "The Same Jesus" sets the tone with the upbeat Brit-rock musical arrangement and the crowd clapping along. There's a Hillsong Young & Free vibe, with the stirring lyrics “I know that my Redeemer lives, I know that my Redeemer lives, He’s still keeping all His promises, the same Jesus, the same Jesus!" I really like the call to worship and find myself frequently singing the catchy chorus throughout the day. The song has a great melody, and I would love to sing it with fellow believers.

Spiritual Highlights:
Each song includes tender and powerful vocals and takes listeners on an emotional and spiritual journey with every lyric sung about our faith in Jesus. Every song is completely anointed, Spirit-led and emotionally captivating. A sincere desire to experience the presence of God can be heard in every song. “Let There Be Wonder” is a reminder that our worship of God should not be based on our circumstances and instead is based on who God is. Commit your life to Jesus and offer Him your heart and your life as you sing along with this great song.
 
I'm really engaged by the emotional vocals and the deep, prayerful lyrics throughout the album. "This is what living looks like, this is what freedom feels like, this is what Heaven sounds like, we praise You, praise You " are the cries of worship in the bridge of the heartfelt and soul-stirring, “We Praise You.” The album also features a stirring version of the song in Spanish, “A Ti Adoramos (We Praise You)” featuring Evan Craft.

“All Praise (Sing Praise)” is a powerful ballad and I love the emotion and biblical truth that Matt brings to the song. The song features Redman’s soothing vocals as he prayerfully sings, “All praise, all praise, see the old life is gone and the new has begun, Your name, Your name always, Jesus You alone deserve all praise.”
 
Best Song on the Record:
There are several standout songs on the album. Many of the songs are arranged in a very sing-able and catchy style, such as "Upon Him" which is filled with great statements of faith, proclaiming Him as the Lord of our lives: "Christ has died, we are forgiven, and Christ alive, we are arisen, and He shall come again, praise the King, praise the King." "Let There Be Wonder" is yet another great song for the Church, which I hope I'll be singing with fellow believers. The song has a great worshipful chorus with Redman singing "Let there be wonder, let there be worship for Your name, come Holy Spirit, how I need Your fire again, let there be wonder." A song that I can’t get out of my head is "The Same Jesus" so I’ll highlight that song as the must-download track, but you’ll want the whole album.
 
For Fans Of:
Hillsong Worship, Bethel MusicJeremy RiddleElevation WorshipJesus Culture

Final Word:
These great new worship songs really set me in the proper mindset to praise God for loving me so much that He gave His life away for all that was lost. I really enjoy the exciting musical vibe of this album, and the melodies and lyrics are all catchy and biblical. Let There Be Wonder is loaded with great rock beats, catchy melodies, and solid lyrics reflecting unashamed faith in Jesus. Don't miss out on this incredible worship album, one of the best of the year for sure.
 
Matt Redman provides words of appreciation and adoration of God. Matt’s enthusiastic and reverent style of writing and singing praise and worship songs has consistently been a draw for me. His prayerful sentiments are consistently filled with his personal adoration of God. I've felt that he's improved with each new album and this is my favorite live worship album. It is completely worshipful, in the style of Matt's previous offerings of enthusiastic praise and worship.
 
These are very passionate worship songs sung with vocal sincerity and reverence with biblically-based lyrics. There are several instantly sing-able and worshipful arrangements that you'll want to add to your Sunday morning set-list. These songs are catchy, exciting and worshipful. Let There Be Wonder is a must-have for your praise and worship collection.

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