Thursday, October 30, 2008

Switching addresses...

I decided newsboysreview was too narrow of a focus, so I'm moving this review to and I'll do more than just newsboys songs (although I'm guessing it'll still mostly be newsboys...). So, go check that out!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Hallelujah (Adoration)

The last track on Newsboys' Adoration: The Worship Album project, "Hallelujah" is a hopeful look towards an eternal future. The lyrics speak of hoping and waiting for "My true country" and that "glorious day [when] all tears will vanish." One day all Christians will be in heaven singing praises to our Father, and this song looks towards that day. I like the encouragement in this song, especially in the bridge:

And I know that it's coming
But I can't see it now
And I've touched it in moments
But I can't hold it yet

And it glows in the darkness
And it calls us away
To our true destination
To that glorious day

So often that describes how I feel...trying to take an eternal perspective in a world that ignores eternity for the immediate...This song reminds us as Christians we're "looking up, holding out, pressing forward, without a doubt" and awaiting the coming of our Lord. This is a song of encouragement, of hanging in there and waiting for our King to come again.

Musically, this is a very smooth, easy to listen to song. Starting off fairly softly with a verse speaking of longing, it builds towards the chorus of "we'll be singing hallelujah." From the chorus, the song moves to the bridge, sharing the author's confidence and calling into eternity, where (chorus) "we'll be singing hallelujah at the top of our lungs." On this chorus, the the song builds even more, adding background vocals and energy. The song fades out on the last "Hallelujah" with a definite note of longing for the future. I think it's a fantastic way to end a CD, especially a worship CD. This is one of those songs I can just listen to over and's a quite short song for newsboys at just 3:15

All lyrics from "Hallelujah" on the Adoration CD.

He Reigns!
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