11 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With echoing, Gaelic undertones, this hymns project owes its simplicity to Audrey Assad’s Plymouth Brethren roots (where voices were the only instrumentation), and its liturgy to her current Catholic faith. Drums on the otherwise stark “Be Thou My Vision” prove a welcome surprise, while Assad’s “I Wonder as I Wander” conjures earthy images of faraway forests. “Even Unto Death,” penned with pal Matt Maher, is fragile and fearless, and her dewy version of “Holy, Holy, Holy” breathes new life into old lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

With echoing, Gaelic undertones, this hymns project owes its simplicity to Audrey Assad’s Plymouth Brethren roots (where voices were the only instrumentation), and its liturgy to her current Catholic faith. Drums on the otherwise stark “Be Thou My Vision” prove a welcome surprise, while Assad’s “I Wonder as I Wander” conjures earthy images of faraway forests. “Even Unto Death,” penned with pal Matt Maher, is fragile and fearless, and her dewy version of “Holy, Holy, Holy” breathes new life into old lyrics.

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Ratings and Reviews

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Rach Hanna ,

Breathing new life into old classics

This album is just beautiful, as with all of Audrey’s work up ’til now. Taking and reworking classic hymns is no easy task, but the result here is just the right balance between retaining their original beauty and adding some innovation. I know older members of my church would love this because she hasn’t bent rhythms and melodies out of recognition. It is the familiarity which is comforting, like a warm bed, and the words come through all the more reminding me of the amazing truths which are conveyed. I wish the album would never end!

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