As I sit in my room, continuous melodies play on my computer. Tones of harmonic peace and mellow praise radiate and fill my hall. From powerful anthem songs and glorious outcries to quiet hymns and spontaneous worship songs, Bethel Music's new album, "We Will Not Be Shaken" seems to offer a song for any situation. However, main theme resonates throughout the whole album: an endless craving for God and a longing to be in His presence. Songs like "Home" and "Ever Be" talk about how much they long to be with God and praise Him, while "No Longer Slaves" and "You Don't Miss A Thing" focus on a deeper aspect of gratitude and appreciation of the sweet salvation we have been given through God.
Bethel's albums have always been centered on the Gospel, and often the lyrics are pulled straight from Scripture. It is the encouragement, however that seems to connect the listeners to the very heart of God while experiencing this unique form of worship. Chloe Schmitz, a junior worship and psychology student at Cedarville University says this about the album: "each song has a story behind it... It is a genuine, honest, and authentic album that seemingly relates to believers no matter where they are in their relationship with God... [the album] does not leave you hopeless, but with expectations that He will provide and strengthen even the weakest!"
Of course, I could talk on and on about how great Bethel’s music is, but the importance lies within the message of the songs, right? Here are some words used by young adults who have described the albums message:
These are only a few thoughts on the musicality of this album. Though I could list many more, I will just leave you to ponder the words found in the first song on the album, sung by Hunter Stevens.