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Morningstar, Inside of Us - Review

Morningstar, Inside of Us - Review

By Mathew Reames on December 10, 2012

MorningStar Worship recently released a new album called Inside of Us featuring new tracks from Molly Williams, Suzy Yarei, David Vallier, and others. MorningStar has a long history of worship with people like Don Potter, Leonard Jones, and John Mark McMillan all leading there at various times. The album has the modern feel of their contemporaries, Jesus Culture and Hillsong United. If you enjoy either of those, you will enjoy this album.

The album begins with a strong feel on the opening track “Beauty For Ashes / We Wait” This is a very simple song lyrically, but possesses a strong passion for the Lord’s Presence. This is a great intro song, because it really packs a punch musically, but also sets your heart to focus on the Lord.

The next standout track on the album for me is “Settle Here”  - this one has a distinct feel of Jesus Culture musically, even down to capturing the ambient guitars in the instrumental break. Again, this song is about the presence of God. Asking Him to settle here, and linger. It’s a song written by people who love being with the Lord in His presence. While it is a mid-tempo song, it has the laid back feel that makes it a great song for worship.

“I Will Trust” is another one I loved. This song is not a typical congregational song. It’s a cry of a broken person going through trials proclaiming that in the midst of troubles they will still trust in God. This song has a bit of a bluegrass and southern rock feel, and seems like it would be a good fit for radio. It was the song I most enjoyed, but also worship to the least.

The final song on the album is “God is Love” It’s very evangelistic in its theme. Calling out to those who are lost and running from God. Reminding them of who God is, and why He sent His Son. It’s very simple feeling, but also deep in it’s lyrical content. It was a unique choice to end the album.

Overall, I would say this is a solid album that has some great worship moments, but its' flaw is that it doesn’t do enough to really distinguish itself from other artists producing similar music. There is nothing bad on this album, and it’s a solid addition to your collection and will have a few songs you will want to include in your congregations worship services. I rate it a solid 3.5 stars.

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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.