I really love the old hymns that we sing in worship service. There is something very special about the familiar and comforting phrases and tunes. The Southern Gospel sound is a lot of fun too, but recently I’ve really been enjoying the more contemporary sound of Christian Worship music.
We Cry Out: The Worship Project by Jeremy Camp brought a little bit of the Sunday morning sound to my car and home. Jeremy combines the Message with a modern sound and beat, with songs that will appeal to both an older and younger audience.
Chris Tomlin is a new favorite artist after listening to a few tracks of How Great is our God: The Essential Collection. He is an awesome song writer and his album is now a “must have” in my music collection.
Wow hits 2012 featured several new favorites too. Glorious Day by Casting Crowns was most enjoyable. The group took an old gospel favorite and mixed it up for a wonderful sound that really was terrific. The CD had several artists I had never heard before, and it was a good way to get a feel of what is popular in the genre.
Next time you are feeling a little down, maybe give one of these albums a try. It might be a way to “bring the joy!”