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Worship Central, Let It Be Known - Review

Worship Central, Let It Be Known - Review

By Barry Westman on March 11, 2013

The latest album from the team at Worship Central is one that you will definitely want to pick up. Let It Be Known, their third worship album and second live recording, contains 13 brand new songs for the church and features the Worship Central team including Tim Hughes, Al Gordon, Ben Cantelon, Nikki Fletcher, Luke Hellebronth, and Myles Dhillon.

Let It Be Known was recorded live in London by the faculty, training team and students at Worship Central. It was produced by Cantelon and written by the team at Holy Trinity Brompton Church (HTB), where Worship Central is located, along with Worship Central friends Martin Smith and Matt Redman.

With such a talented group of songwriters and worship leaders collaborating on this, it’s no surprise that this album is full of many well-written, singable, theologically rich and lyrically challenging songs for the church to sing!  While the whole album is strong, there a few tracks that stand out.

Kicking things off with a techno-pop feel is the title track “Let It Be Known”, written by Tim Hughes, Nick Herbert and Tom Smith.  This song of declaration with a catchy hook gives the church the chance to shout out this truth to the world – “Let it be known that our God saves, Our God reigns… Let it be known that love has come, love has won.” It’s a fun song to sing, and is sure to leave the church enthused and empowered to praise and serve Him.

Next is “The Cross Stands”, one of two songs on this album that would be perfect for the soon approaching Easter season.  Written by the all-star cast of Tim Hughes, Nick Herbert, Ben Cantelon and Matt Redman, this song is a good example of one thing that really stands out about this album – great melodies that are easy to sing. Not just the chorus, but the verses and bridge, all soar and work together beautifully to declare the power of the cross.  “Christ has overcome. It is finished, He has won… The cross stands above it all… One hope, one deliverer, Savior reigning high above it all.

On the slower side, but no less powerful, is another featured song on the album, “Dry Bones”, written by Nikki Fletcher, Tom Smith and Tim Hughes.  Again, the melody on both the chorus and bridge is so compelling.  This song is a prayer for the Holy Spirit to have His way in us, awaken us and acknowledge that we are nothing but dry bones without Him.  The bridge building back to the chorus is perhaps one of my favorite moments on the whole album.

Finally, another song that would be perfect for Easter is the song “The Same Power”, written by Ben Cantelon and Nick Herbert.  Again, this is a song that can easily become an anthem sung by the church everywhere on Easter Sunday, with such a memorable melody, powerful lyrics and important message that the same power that raised Jesus Christ from the grave now lives in us. A great song!

There are more songs to mention, such as “Our Generation”, another upbeat song (rap included) that challenges this generation to live lives sold out for Him. Let It Be Known is definitely a well-produced, arranged and written collection of songs for the church. You won’t be disappointed.

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

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Barry Westman

Barry Westman

Barry has served in worship ministry for 20 years, currently serving as Worship Pastor at Bethel Baptist Church in Janesville, Wisconsin. He was born and raised in Minnesota, husband to Tina, and father to three beautiful children - Chad, Emily and Olivia. He usually leads worship from the keyboard and loves to play board games!

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