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Music Review: Jeremy Horn – We Welcome You In

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After a plausible and chart topping debut in 2007 with the release of Atmosphere, which featured that unforgettable hit single ‘First love’; Jeremy Horn is set to roll again.

This sophomore album truly sheds some light into his persona and musings as a bible student, and as a worship leader. With a voice compared to Chris Tomlin, and a style of play similar to the Beatles; Jeremy combines his skills with the guitar and his passion as a lyricist to produce this devotional piece.

We Welcome You In is a 12-track live worship album.  A lovely ensemble of percussion and acoustic instruments blend beautifully to produce that relevant contemporary-pop rhythm feel, albeit behind his velvety voice. No doubt this is  worship music that you’ll not want to end.

"Now is the Time" is the opening track and there is no better choice to call everyone to a session of worship. And such is a time like this when people need to wait upon God till they’re overwhelmed with grace from his presence.

Following nicely is "Something in my Heart Jumps", a steady pulsating rock-and-roll backed track to stem up the mood and awaken the soul. With the hall charged up, "Upon the Mountain" emerges with a slower but constant pop-rock rhythm and talks about the anticipation of our souls in search of a place to be apart from the entanglements of the world. From then on the mood changes into that of devotion which is the central point of the whole album, with the heart longing and thirsting after God’s breath in "Breathe on Us".

As obtained during every live worship concert, after the initial high energy atmosphere relaxes then pervades the reverence and quaint mood which signifies a settling in of the souls into the mainstream of worship. Jeremy Horn continued in this devotional mood with the rendition of the following tracks "Embrace the Cross", "Pure in Heart", and "Emptied". Getting to "Fairest of Ten Thousand" and "All in All" the tone changes to that of adoration, appreciation and that of a love song.

The bottom line of his gratitude is borne out of an absolute surrender unto God for his innumerable mercies and work of salvation. But on getting to "Write Your Name on my Heart" which is the only track in the whole album Jeremy isn’t the exclusive writer, he strums up the pop in his guitar strings and pledged his allegiance to God. This track highlights the theme of the remaining songs as it borders along entering into a fresh covenant. Finally winding up the worship with the title track "We Welcome You In", which echoes a voice willing to live obediently to their God.

The only downside with the album is: it ends!

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