Never Lose Sight is the much-anticipated release from Chris Tomlin, and it features another diverse group of songs for the church to sing. The first two songs on the album will already be familiar to most listeners. Tomlin’s version of “Good Good Father” and his hit single “Jesus” have had ample airtime.
Following that comes the first of the album’s two duets, “Impossible Things,” featuring Danny Gokey. This upbeat, catchy, pop-sounding tune is a great reminder of the sovereignty and power of God. The other duet on the album features Kim Walker-Smith on “First Love.” Chris and Kim’s voices sound great together, although this song is not as strong as the earlier duet.
The rest of the album has a few standouts, including “God of Calvary,” a song that will probably make it to the setlists of many churches this Easter. “Home” is another powerful hymn that focuses on our eternal home—heaven. Finally, featured on Passion’s recent Salvation’s Tide Is Rising, “God and God Alone” will be familiar to some, but this version is a bit more accessible to congregational use. Although there are several songs here that don’t break the mold of previous Tomlin stylistic approaches, there are many that have a fresh, new sound. The duets with Danny Gokey and Kim Walker-Smith, as well as bringing in old friends Matt Maher, Matt Redman, and Jason Ingram for the last track, “Kyrie Eleison,” are examples of the musical steps forward.
Overall, Tomlin brings his familiar voice and style to a brand new set of songs that will impact congregations globally. The duets keep things fresh, and the heart of the release is solidly built on God and God alone—another powerful offering from one of the most notable worship artists writing today.
Sounds like: Never Lose Sight embodies the vintage Chris Tomlin sound, so Tomlin’s fans will not be disappointed, although he ventures a little more towards the pop sound with “Impossible Things” and others.
Most Singable: “Good Good Father”
Strongest Biblical Content: “Jesus”
The Whole Package: “God of Calvary”
– Barry Westman