Finally a new worship album that isn’t boring! When I look for songs to bring into the worship binder, I look for songs that are theologically sound and have an engaging feel. The new album “Coming Alive” by Dustin Smith fits the bill. Smith is a Kansas City, Missouri-based worship leader and songwriter who has been involved in fulltime ministry for 17 years—including the past nine years serving as a worship leader at World Revival Church.
“Coming Alive” was recently released and has some good songs for your examination.
Songs to consider for your next worship set:
“Who is Like Our God” – A good mix of guitar and keyboard. Musically this song could be broken down to be lead with either, but has a good build to it. The song encourages us to “come let us remember” what God has done and who He is. This song probes for response and would fit with a time of leading/altar call portion of the worship set.
“He’s Alive” – Here’s your next big Easter song. You’re welcome.
“Eyes Like Fire”- The album ends with 7 minutes of Eyes Like Fire. It’s a great mix of honoring God’s holiness with a call to action for the worshipper. You and your drummer will like this one. The chorus rings out the main focus of the song:
I will live, I will dwell on the mountain
I will drink from the Living Fountain
I’m alive just to seek Your face
Give me faith I can take to the nations
Shine your light, let it bring salvation
As I reflect who you are, let them see Your face
It’s a great song to add to your rotation. It also features a verse sung by a female singer, which could give some variety if you primarily have a male leading worship.
Coming Alive released September 23rd and is available on ITunes for $9.99 for a 13 tracks or $11.99 as a Deluxe Version with the previous 11 songs and 3 live video performances. You can view most of the chord charts for the songs on Dustin’s website here: http://www.dustinsmith.com/chord-charts
Review by Larry Barnes. @youthminister