AN INTERNATIONAL TRAGEDY BECAME THE CATALYST FOR THIS LIVE ALBUM
“HOPE OF THE WORLD” DEBUT RADIO SINGLE
“Together, we are His house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets.
And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus Himself” (Eph 2:20 NLT).
Recorded with tens of thousands in worship, this album captures the heart and sound of Hillsong Church globally and represents the coming together of the Hillsong worship team from around the world; including Reuben Morgan, Joel Houston, Ben Fielding and Darlene Zschech, Hillsong UNITED, and international teams from London, Stockholm and Cape Town.
How excited was I when I was given the opportunity to review the 21st LIVE released CD from Hillsong “Cornerstone”. Now I think a little know how why is in order on how this album came to be. Cornerstone was birthed out of an international tragedy last summer in Norway when more than 70 innocent victims, many children, were killed, worship leader Reuben Morgan felt a strong urge to share his response to the frightening shooting in which happened as he was visiting the Scandinavian Peninsula.
And I quote Reuben Morgan – “When you write songs that people sing as part of their worship to God there is a bit of your soul that shares the aches of those around you. When there is tragedy, the song of lament wakes up with you, and when there is joy, the sound of praise fills your ears. To some it might seem really odd to reach for a guitar when tears are falling on scuffed up shoes, but I really don’t know any other way of being.”
I was deeply touched by many of the tracks (14 total) on Cornerstone by Hillsong Live. So many of the songs I could deeply resonate with and completely put me in the mood to listen too and worship God. “I Surrender” speaks of how desperately we need our Savior. “All My Hope” sings of how He is our rescue in darkness, our shelter, our light, peace for our soul, and always the same in our high and weak moments. “Running” is another great one that’s upbeat and talks about never stopping Running toward everything that God is.
If you are looking for an album filled with lyrical love to be inspired and touched by in praising our God, I’d recommend this one! You can purchase Cornerstone Live on Amazon.com for $14.82 for the CD or you can get the Cornerstone (Deluxe Edition) [Live] Mp3 copy for $3.99. I enjoyed this one so much that I bought a copy for my Mom too.
Disclaimer: I was sent the above mentioned product to review. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.