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The Human Right – Songs For Justice [Review]

The Human Right – Songs For Justice [Review]

By Adam Hellyer on November 25, 2014

From the opening track to the last, the message of The Human Right, Songs For Justice rings out clear: there is hope and His Name is Jesus. Born from a desire to “tell every boy and girl in every corner of the world” that “we all need True Love, and love has a face in the Son of God,” this album is all about shining the light of Jesus into the darkest place on earth.

In this album, established worship leaders such as Will Reagan (United Pursuit), Elias Dummer (The City Harmonic), and Chris McClarney work with students involved in The Human Right movement. This leads to quite a varied listening experience. From rap on “Let There Be Light” and electronic pop on “The Rescue,” to the country music of “From This Valley,” the album is held together by an underlying rhythmic ambience.

“Immortal Invisible,” featuring Chris McClarney, is a stand out track if you’re looking for songs to use in church. The anthemic chorus really lifts, and is so simple you can easily imagine a congregation singing it again and again. “You Love Me,” featuring Clayton Brooks, is a beautiful celebration of the Father’s love. And “Redemption Has A Beautiful Face,” featuring Jessica Bakken, is another very singable song celebrating the sacrifice of Jesus and the invitation of God.

Much of the album is not worship music in the conventional sense; you would certainly be embracing the unconventional to include “Let There Be Light” in your Sunday morning song list. But each of the songs works with the rest to create a thought provoking album that grows on you with each listening.

In addition to being an enjoyable collection of songs, all proceeds from The Human Right, Songs for Justice go to fund Speed the Light, a movement of students who equip missionaries with transportation and communications equipment to rescue victims of human trafficking, provide educational opportunities, dig water wells, and provide disaster relief. These guys aren’t just singing about taking the gospel of Jesus to the world, they are doing it!

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 an affiliate program. If you purchase the album through the widget, a small percentage of the sale will benefit All About Worship.

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Adam Hellyer

Adam Hellyer

Adam is an elder at Joshua Generation Church, in Cape Town. He leads one of the multi-site congregations, and oversees worship across all their sites. A pastor, teacher, musician, worship leader and songwriter, he has a passion to train others up in using their gifts to glorify God. Born in the UK, he and his Australian wife have lived in South Africa for 10 years, where they have two boys.