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REVIEW: Gordon Mote – Hymns & Songs of Inspiration

Gordon Mote - Hymns & Songs of InspirationProducer: Gordon Mote, Wayne Haun & Phil Johnson
Label: New Haven Records
Website: http://www.gordonmote.com

Award winning producer and musician Gordon Mote’s new release, Hymns and Songs of Inspiration features some of the most timeless and beloved songs of the church as well as some more modern worship songs. Gordon has taken what seems familiar to many and made it seem fresh and new; yet the sacredness of many of these songs we love is still there.

The project opens with the popular “Holy Spirit.” This sets the tone for the whole project. You feel as if you’ve just heard the opening anthem in Sunday morning’s church service. Gordon delivers this flawlessly and effortlessly yet with conviction! The project continues on and flows so beautifully with such songs as “Power in the Blood,” “Great is Thy Faithfulness,” and “Amazing Grace”.

The popular modern “Because He Lives (Amen) is another favorite on the project and shows Gordon’s versatility as an artist. “O the Blood” also is another hit. While I’m not used to hearing a male voice cover this song, Gordon does a great job and it’s one of his best. He makes it all his own! “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” features the popular Voices of Lee and is a stellar performance on the project.

Gordon wrote “Only Jesus Can Heal This Hurting World” and included it on the project, and it’s definitely a stand out song and so timely for our world today! The project closes with the sacred “Just As I Am,” and it’s the perfect way to end such a worshipful project.

Gordon Mote is a talented guy. His vocal ability is perhaps often overshadowed by his producer skills and piano playing, but he is a great vocalist and his passion for the songs of the church shines through in this great project. Grab a copy today!

Song List:

Holy Spirit
Amazing Grace
O, The Blood
Tis So Sweet
When We All Get To Heaven
I Surrender All
Precious Lord, Take My Hand
Because He Lives (Amen)
Great Is Thy Faithfulness
Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Power In The Blood
Only Jesus Can Heal This Hurting World
Just As I Am

 

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Jennifer Wilkerson
Reviewer/Contributing Writer at Absolutely Gospel
Jennifer Wilkerson, recording artist, singer and speaker is a preacher’s daughter from Illinois, and has spent her life in ministry. She studied Music and Education at Olivet Nazarene University and has been a school teacher, worship leader, background vocalist, worked in the music industry in various capacities and also sung with such southern gospel groups as The Chuck Wagon Gang, and McMillan and Life. Jennifer married Dr. Bob Wilkerson in October 2009 and had twin daughters in 2015.

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