Kari Jobe "Majestic (Live)" by Andrew Funderburk (cmaddict.com) on 2014-03-26 07:47:10
For more than 10 years, Kari Jobe has been establishing herself as a leader who directs and leads masses in intimate worship. The passion she has for worshipping God encompasses everything she does within music, whether it is penned in the lyrics that she writes down, to the very notes she sings. With studio recordings, there is a certain experience one can have, but when one is able to experience, for instance, a worship event live, the emotions and thought processes the artist puts into those live moments are even more impacting. Now, that passion and that experience is being brought with Kari Jobe’s second live worship album, Majestic.
At many worship concerts, or even services, there is simply the straight forward, singing the lyrics from verse 1 to the end. With Majestic, Kari breaks it up by bringing her own free flow of worship into the mix. Because of that, there is more of a feeling of freedom for the listener to express his or her own heart and words before God, whether that’s during devotions, at the gym, on the way to work, etc.
The album includes her cover of songs like Forever by Bethel and Holy Spirit by Bryan and Katie Torwalt. It also includes her own originals like Hands to the Heavens: “We are Your church/We are Your sons and daughters/We’ve gathered her to meet with You… With our hands to the heavens/Alive in Your presence/Oh God, when You come…”; Lord Over All “Lord over all/You will be my rescue/You will never fail/Lord, through it all/I will choose to trust You/You will never fail”; Keeper of My Heart “From the first to the last breath I breathe/The Lord watches over me/You hear my cry and You know ever need… I will lift my eyes/I will lift my eyes up/Maker of the heavens/Keeper of my heart… You are never far”; and How Majestic “Without a word/The mountains speak/The song that all creation sings/The painted skies/The sun and stars/The heavens tell how great You are/How majestic is Your name/Jesus wonderful, powerful/You’re the Lord of all.”
It seems to me that Kari Jobe’s music is progressively getting better and better. Each word sung on Majestic is drenched from a heart that believes what is being sung is the truth. This can only come from a place where she has been experiencing what she sings. Her experiences shine through it all. And with every second recorded on this project, she invites the listener to the same experience – an experience of worshipping in awe of our Creator.
Rating: 4 out of 5
Label: Sparrow Records (Universal)
Release Date: March 25, 2014
Buy it: Amazon - iTunes
01. Hands To the Heavens (Live) (8:16)
02. Breathe On Us (Live) (4:10)
03. Only Your Love (Live) (4:41)
04. Keeper of My Heart (Live) (4:34)
05. Always Enough (Live) (7:36)
06. Forever (Live) (6:49)
07. How Majestic (Live) (5:24)
08. When You Walk In the Room (Live) (3:10)
09. I Am Not Alone (Live) (5:33)
10. Holy Spirit (feat. Cody Carnes) [Live] (9:54)
11. Lord Over All (Live) (6:21)
12. Look Upon the Lord (Live) (8:11)
13. Let the Heavens Open (Live) (8:47)