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Hymns & Sacred Songs, Leigh Nash - Album Review

By Julie Terwilliger on November 16, 2011

I hate hymns.

Well, most of them. Actually, only the ones that I foggily remember barely singing along with as a child & snickering as the old ladies around me chortled in a heavy vibrato that would make anyone squirm in their pew.

However, Leigh Nash has beautifully redeemed my bad hymn experience of the dreaded organ bathed ancient tunes with fresh new melodies among newly written ‘modern hymns’, so well penned that you may not know old from the new.

As a fan of Sixpence None The Richer, I was thrilled to hear that Kingsway was releasing Leigh’s album of hymns.  Every song is sung so sweetly and arranged eclectically, “Blessed Redeemer” (Fanny Crosby) offers a modern worship feel with the use of drums and a catchy electric guitar lick.

“Be Still My Soul” has a bit of banjo as well as “Savior Like a Shepard Lead Us (Blessed Jesus)” with a haunting bluegrass melody.

“Isaiah 55 (Nothing You Cant Do)” is one of the modern hymns and is dynamic in both truth & musical excellence.

Surprisingly, every song is congregational friendly. I love every one of them and would also recommend this album to anyone who is a fan of Kari Jobe.

Leigh’s delicate, unique and almost childlike voice captures not only your ears but also the heart of the worshiper.  I will continue to lift my voice & hands to the heavens while worshiping along with this album, even after the necessary required listening for writing this review, which says a lot!  Hope you love it as much as I do!

-Julie Terwilliger

Check out our interview with Leigh Nash on our podcast.

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Julie Terwilliger

Julie Terwilliger

Julie is a business owner, designer, worship leader, and iPhoneographer. She loves Jesus, elevating others, laughing & living life to the fullest with her husband & son in Michigan.