This morning I just wanted to share my three favorite worship CDs with you. I use "CD" loosely, because I own them mostly as MP3s on my iPod. :)
It just so happens that my top three favorites all involve male vocalists. But of course I also own and enjoy worship music with women singing. :)
This is my absolute favorite. It is just a live recording of worship during the Together for the Gospel Live 2008 pastors' conference. It's not polished, and it's not a choir. It is just unadorned worship, with a piano to keep the tune. But I'm telling you, to hear all those deep male voices sing these wonderful hymns gives me goosebumps every single time. I never get tired of it. And the hymns are some of my favorite, too. I just about want to fall over on the chorus of "Amazing Love." Good stuff, ladies. Good stuff. :) Sovereign Grace Music is my favorite source for hymns that contain good, solid doctrine.
How can it be
That thou, my God, shouldst die for me
This is an oldie-but-goody (circa 2003) that has gotten a whole lot of airplay here over the years. His voice is so pleasing, and none of the songs is over-produced, so it all feels worshipful rather than "tah dah, listen to me sing."
All creatures of our God and King
Lift up your voice and with us sing,
Again, really solid old good hymns, and a clear, nice voice that doesn't detract from the purpose of the singing. Chris is also a great original songwriter, so you might check out his other albums, too, if you've never listened to him before. I find myself with A Mighty Fortress is Our God in my head all day any time I listen to this one. I love this CD. I wish it were longer.
A mighty fortress is our God
A bulwark never failing
Our helper He amid the flood
Of mortal ills prevailing