Glenn Packiam, from Desperation Band and New Life Worship is back with a new album, The Kingdom Comes EP. I have enjoyed getting to know Glenn through his music, blog and twitter and I was really excited to listen to this project. This project has a spirit of worship all over it. It really shows where the heart of the man who wrote the songs is focused; on the God whom he loves and serves. These songs are full of rich lyrics and wonderful melodies. I believe these songs will find themselves in the corporate worship of many churches and in a believers personal worship time. From the beginning to the end of this project you will be drawn into the presence of the Lord.
Our Messiah Reigns: A great upbeat track to begin the project. I love the use of the word Messiah in songs. It truly shouts the majesty of Jesus Christ. Glory to the Lamb, who died and rose again. Exalted over all, our Messiah reigns. Every knee will bow. A thousand tongues will sing. Holy is the Lord! Jesus, our Messiah, reigns.
All Things: A wonderful, piano driven track with fantastic lyrics rooted in Romans 8.28, "And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose." In all things God is working, for our good and for Your glory, God is working now.
Forgiven Forever: This is a perfect track to listen to especially as we approach Holy Week and Easter. I love the focus on forgiveness, but I believe what makes the track is how the theme of love is woven in with the bridge. Worthy is the Lamb seated in heaven, beautiful the blood, we are forgiven forever, forgiven forever. Victory is won, Jesus is risen, love has overcome, we are forgiven forever, forgiven forever.
Praise is the Offering: What a call to worship; corporately and privately! How great is Your love for us and great are the things You've done. With all of our heart and soul, for all that You are and more. Praise is the offering we bring to You.
Everlasting God: I'm glad Glenn included this track, a great song for the church to lift up in worship. You never change, You're still the same, You are the Everlasting God. You will remain after the day is gone and the things of earth have passed, everlasting God.
At The Cross: This track has a wonderful hymn-like nature to it. It's also a song that becomes very personal; crying out straight from the heart as we kneel at the foot of the cross. At the cross I've been redeemed, found forgiveness for my sin, no more shame, no more guilt, hallelujah. At the cross I give my life as a living sacrifice, saints and sinners lift your voice, hallelujah.
The project ends with a great acoustic track of Forgiven Forever, as well as Glenn reading the first chapter of his latest book, Lucky: How the Kingdom of God Comes to Unlikely People. You can get the book here on amazon.com.
Special thanks to Integrity Music for providing this complimentary pre-release album to listen to and review. You can download the album here on iTunes or amazon.com.