Editors’ Notes By the early ’90s, Michael W. Smith had already released a clutch of CCM ballads that shimmer like gemstones. I’ll Lead You Home, from 1995, also delivers the goods, especially the gospel-kissed title cut that yearns for the promised land. But it’s also clear that Smith is bucking expectations: Both “Breakdown,” a moody political number that rides tight funk rock, and “A Little Stronger Everyday,” an inspirational with finger-snapping beats echoing Paul Simon, upend his reputation as a pop balladeer.

SONG
Cry for Love
1
5:10
 
Breakdown
2
5:27
 
As It Is In Heaven
3
5:09
 
Straight to the Heart
4
2:47
 
Someday
5
3:52
 
I'll Be Around
6
4:44
 
I'll Lead You Home
7
5:22
 
Trilogy: The Other Side of Me
8
4:23
 
Trilogy: Breathe In Me
9
3:55
 
Trilogy: Angels Unaware
10
4:56
 
Calling Heaven
11
4:53
 
A Little Stronger Everyday
12
4:42
 
Crown Him With Many Crowns
13
4:33
 
I'm Waiting for You
14
3:18
 

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