Hymns, practically are the roots from which our Contemporary Christian Music arose. It’s no wonder, therefore, that many of the contemporaries want to revisit our roots. Through the years, we have consecrated our originals – Fanny Crosby, Isaac Watts, Philip Paul Bliss, Charlotte Elliot, just to name a few – by singing their timeless hymns that have found a blissful place in all of our hearts.
The CCM industry in its part, as well, has cherished these hymns by recreating them in a contemporary way while staying true to the lyrics and the music. Here are a couple of songs that will make you cherish Hymns in all their glory, courtesy of Contemporary Christian Music.
Here’s a beautiful, rendering of ‘I Stand Amazed’ by Bart Millard of MercyMe.
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Here’s Chris Tomlin and Matt Redman with a soulful portrayal of ‘The Wonderful Cross’ (Isaac Watts)
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Here’s Aaron Shust performing ‘My Savior, My God’ on the Logan Show:
Here’s Tricia Brock of Superchick with ‘Jesus, I am Resting, Resting’. This rendering is totally mind-blowing.
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Here’s the timeless ‘In Christ Alone’ performed by Phillips, Craig and Dean. This is considered to be one of the most amazing renditions of the song yet.
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And the same song by Natalie Grant and The Booth Brothers:
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If you have enjoyed the few samples above, you will want to check out the album: Jesus Firm Foundation: Hymns of Worship. This album brings together CCM’s most cherished artists (Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, Casting Crowns, Brandon Heath, Matthew West, Newsboys, Nichole Nordeman, Kari Jobe, Mandisa, Mike Donehey of Tenth Avenue North, Matt Maher, Building 429, Andy Cherry and Hillsong) in bringing out timeless hymns with an original, innovative outlook. This record blends together the traditional, timeless element of hymns with a modern, fresh touch. This is a definite ‘must-have’ if you want to hear your Church Classics by your favorite artists!
To watch the official Lyric videos of all the songs in ‘Jesus Firm Foundation: Hymns of Worship‘, Visit the following YouTube Page: