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Music Spotlight Tuesday: Randy Rothwell- Army of God

Recorded in 1988, Army of God by Randy Rothwell is one of many gems from the Hosanna! Music Praise and Worship series, which recorded two decades of praise and worship songs that are revolutionized praise and worship, as we know it.

Army of God is comprised of thirteen triumphant and declarative songs straight to the Lord. No circumstantial lyrics, no hidden meaning- all the music is purely about boasting in God and jubilation for sending Christ to be our Redeemer and Savior.

There are fast ones like the opening track "Glory, Glory to the King," "Not by Might nor Power," and "Jesus, Jesus, Glorious One." The song titles, alone, give you a hint of the lyrical structure. This album is all about hailing Jesus as King.

There are also slower, intimate songs like "Heal Our Land," "All We Like Sheep," and "Yahweh is Holy." These songs are powerful and invite God's Presence to join you, right where you are.

Each song is richly orchestrated. You hear brassy melody lines, a full symphony orchestra augmenting the high's and low's of the harmony, but yet includes the simplicity an acoustic guitar, a keyboard, and a bass guitar.

The background vocalists sound like Julliard grads. Sopranos, altos, and tenors can be heard in pitch-perfect harmony.

Every song is absolute great quality, making it difficult to choose a single favorite for this album. So I have a top three, which changes every week, but at the present my favorites are: "For This Purpose," "Raise Up An Army," and "Bring Forth the Royal Robe."

This is a classic album in a classic music series full of classic songs. Give it a listen- you'll enjoy it!


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