Four-time nominee Steve Green has gone retro in recording his own rendition of hymns, simply entitled "Hymns." Released under his own imprint, the collection finds Green covering songs of the church such as "This Is My Father's World," "Rock of Ages," "Abide with Me" and many others.
Green speaks of how the thought of recoding this album came about: "While taking a course on church history, I was reminded of the important place music has played in the life of God's people down through the centuries. In every age, the church as lifted her voice to express praise and adoration, but the church has also used singing to refute dangerous heresy and remind one another of the foundational Biblical truths."
"In the 12th century, Bernard of Clairvaux penned "O Sacred Head Now Wounded" and today we still sing his haunting hymn about Jesus' sacrificial death. Five hundred years later, "Fairest Lord Jesus" appeared anonymously in a hymnbook, published in what is today the country of Poland. How many of us have sung that hymn, marveling at the uniqueness and glory of Christ? I hope this collection of hymns draws you into the historic stream of worship as you join your voice to songs the church has been singing through the ages."
Green is notable for his vocal range (tenor) and flexible solo style. Over his 35 year career, Green has been honored as a four-time Grammy Award nominee, seven-time Dove Award winner. He has had 13 No. 1 songs, and has sold over three million albums.
01. O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
02. O Sacred Head Now Wounded
03. Rock Of Ages
04. This Is My Father's World
05. When I Survey The Wondrous Cross - And Can It Be (Medley)
07. Fairest Lord Jesus
08. Jesus Lover of My Soul
09. Children Of The Heavenly Father
10. Praise My Soul The King Of Heaven
11. My Faith Looks Up To Thee
12. Abide With Me