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Darrell Evans - Awesome God Is He [Review]

Darrell Evans - Awesome God Is He [Review]

By Mathew Reames on September 23, 2013

If you have been a Christian for any length of time, then you are probably familiar with the songs of Darrell Evans. With songs like, “Trading My Sorrows”, “Let The River Flow”, “Your Love is Extravagant” and more, Darrell has been a major contributor to the way we worship in this modern era. On September 24th, Darrell is releasing his newest worship album, Awesome God Is He.

This album has a diverse sound, from soaring rock worship songs like “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”, to more bluegrass and folk tracks like “Alive”. And of course, classic worship ballads like the title track, “Awesome God Is He”.

The absolute standout track on this album is “You Could Never Be Praised Enough”. Darrell recorded a solo acoustic version of this song previously, but this time the full band makes this song rise to a whole new level. This song is about the many blessings of the Lord and the reasons we praise, but it’s the simplicity of the track that makes it such a winner. The chorus expresses the heart of the song; “You could never be praised enough. You could never be praised enough. For who You are and Your great love. Lord You could never be praised enough.” This is a song you will want to include in your worship services and it lends itself to bands of any size or dynamic.

“Clean” is another song that really grabs you. It’s a slower song with more of an intimate ballad feel, but the chorus pops a bit and pulls you in without really changing the feel of the song. The song is about how Christ has washed us and made us clean so that we can stand in Him and not our own depravity. The chorus itself is pretty simple, yet fully expresses the emotion of the song. However, the bridge is where the song really soars. “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away our sin. His blood will never lose its power. Behold the Lamb of God who takes away our sin.”

I mentioned earlier that Darrell grabs a bit of the folk vibe on this album. “So Close To Me” is a fine example of this. With finger picked acoustic, ambient guitar, resonating slide guitars, even what sounds like an accordion, this definitely fits into the folk vibe that is really popular right now. However it doesn’t feel like it was done simply to cater to that sound, but feels natural even in the context of this diverse album. It’s a very intimate song about lavishing our worship, love, and passion on Christ, and how close He is to us. It is a beautiful track that may be a bit personal for some church settings, but is absolutely brilliant.

This is definitely an album worthy of the legacy of Darrell Evans. This album has several great songs that can become part of your worship rotation, and several that will simply minister to your heart.

Disclosure: A copy of this album was provided by the record label or artist for review purposes. The iTunes widget above is a part of a third-party affiliate program.

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Mathew Reames

Mathew Reames

Mathew is a missionary and a worship leader serving the global body of Christ through worship training, biblical teaching, and evangelism. He resides in Lawrence, KS and Serves at Eagle Rock Church when not on the mission field.