It is a rare treat to review and recommend a Christian CD. In this case, Bob Kauflin of Sovereign Grace Ministries generously supplied a copy of their Christmas album entitled Savior so that I might listen and reflect upon it.
My initial impressions are favorable. The CD has been wonderfully produced, its lyrics are solid, and it just sounds good. In fact, had I not known that the album was a Christmas album, I would have simply enjoyed it as a very Christ-centered project. In no small way, it is a shame that our contemporary worship music has in general lost its focus upon the person and work of Jesus. It is more shameful when we realize that many songs that we sing as Christmas carols were sung year-round and not uniquely marked for Christmas when first penned. Though the driving choruses we’re so used to chanting our gone, in its place is worship based on truth.
Listen to (or read) the lyrics from How Sweet the Day:
How sweet the day when Christ was born
When God Himself took human form
He came to wash our sins away
Our death to die, our debt to pay
How Sweet the day when Hope appeared
The One who frees us from our fears
He came to break the power of sin
And give us power to follow Him
How sweet the day when Christ returns
We’ll see the One for whom we yearn
Then we’ll look full upon His face
Our hearts will burst with songs of praise
Final verdict? Highly recommended.